This is a Phenny IRC bot module for sharing the most popular link on the Hacker News front page in a channel.
Install the module, hn.py, in your Phenny instance. It will do the rest. There are some configuration constants near the top of the file you can set.
REFRESH_SECONDS - Minimum number of seconds the bot will sleep for between links.
MAX_HISTORY_SIZE - The number of previous links the bot will remember, and thus not share again.
If you tell the bot to "repeat hn" it will re-share the last link.