Yesterday at about 5PM I decided to post my weekend project https://bearblog.dev on Hacker News. It unexpectedly shot to the font page in the first 20 minutes of being posted and remained there until now (you can see it at the top of the second page now).
During that time my emailer (SendGrid) had to be propped up to a new tier, I pushed a bunch of hotfixes and struggled keeping up with the comments and emails that started flooding my inbox. I accidentally deleted an entry I wasn't supposed to and had to manually update 130 DNS records by hand before anyone noticed.
Currently there are over 1000 new accounts, and more being created every few minutes. It's been a wild ride. I'm still getting emails, there are still things to do and problems to patch. Cloudflare DNS can only handle 3500 records and I don't know what I'm going to do when I hit that. Hopefully the flood will slow down now that it's not on the front page anymore and I can plan a proper course of action.
There has not been a quiet minute. I need sleep.
I did a more in-depth writeup on the whole shebang here https://herman.bearblog.dev/the-hacker-news-hug/