At the same time, there are a lot of very interesting articles on Hacker News. Several times recently I’ve read a fascinating article elsewhere and submitted it to Hacker News, only to find that it had already been on Hacker News several days earlier but had been crowded out by other articles before I noticed it. This suggests that there are probably also interesting articles which I don’t discover in other ways.
I hope Hacker News Daily proves useful; depending on the amount of traffic it gets, I might get a separate domain for it rather than hosting it as part of daemonology.net. But even if nobody else reads it, it will still serve one important purpose: Allowing me to get work done on Tarsnap without the constant nagging worry that I might be missing a fascinating article.