hnf: hacker news filter
wtfbbq is hnf?
During the most recent YC "launch season," I made a HN proxy solve two problems: filtering content based on URL/title and caching HN pages so we don't have to deal with 30s+ page load times. When I want my pop tech news tabloid drivel, I want it now.
You can use the URL params to customize your regex filter and follow the results across all the more/next links. It's super-minimal and effective at lowering my story-induced annoyance level throughout the day.
Tech tip: Sometimes you have to refresh the page to get a new version. If the cached version is too old (default cache time is 5min), the old page is immediately returned while a new page fetches in the background to maintain responsiveness at the expense of freshness.
rebar get-deps rebar compile ./start-dev.sh
hnf instance is usually running live at http://diff.biz/
Things to Change
- You can change the webserver's IP/Port in hnf.config.
We really should have tests, shouldn't we?