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Ask HN: One website that isn't popular but is your favourite?
55 points by bangda 101 days ago | hide | past | web | 21 comments | favorite

Don't really have a favourite, but there are many not so popular that I saved in my tiny bookmark list!

Physics: http://www.asimmetrie.it - http://www.smartfish.ch

Cyberpunk: https://www.neondystopia.com

Computing: https://calomel.org - https://www.michaelwlucas.com

I particularly enjoyed the clever presentation of the concept design @[http://www.smartfish.ch/file/SmartFish_Design_10.wmv] and the total overwhelming hilarity of Michael @[https://www.michaelwlucas.com/autobiography/the-porn-star].

Comics on existential philosophy http://existentialcomics.com/

Seasonal and regional, but whenever there is a hint of snow in western Washington state, I start reading posts by a UW meteorological professor: http://cliffmass.blogspot.com. He's acutely focused on the "perfect storm" of conditions needed for any significant amount of snow in our region.

Before I moved to Texas I followed Cliff almost daily for new posts. He was especially detailed when any "pineapple express" or snow storms would come along. Way more useful info than komo4/king5/etc.

For music discovery and history:

- Ishkurs Guide: http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

- http://radiooooo.com/

for timezones of co-workers and clients:

- http://localtimes.info/

sci-hub / libgen (should be known quite widely now)

Ah, my link was bad, the useful part is bookmarking something like this: http://localtimes.info/difference/?lcid=GMXX0087,USCA0987,US...

Digg.com is really great these days.

Their "front page" is mostly interesting and curated long reads which I really enjoy.

Wow, it has really changed. Thanks for recommending.

I have been fascinated for many years by the website of math professor and puzzle-maker Erich Friedman; I can still spend hours looking at the optimizations of interesting packing problems.


http://www.metafilter.com a discussion site that charges a one time fee for accounts and has paid moderators. Works brilliantly, except that they deserve more money.

http://www.fonerbooks.com - because of the "content first" design, and because its demise was caused by a major change in the Google search algo that promotes social media hype and interaction more than readable and valuable information. It has been an inspiration for many years.

*I'm not affiliated in any way with the author

Sorry, the content might be good, but my first reaction was that's an awful looking site for a design-focused blog.

I read it with an RSS reader (feedly.com) so I'm actually almost never there.

Pretty much one of the best resources for maintaining a Mazda rotary... www.aaroncake.net

The RX-5 Cosmo restoration video series on his youtube channel is very worth watching if you're even remotely interested in working on cars.


Un-informative and distracting. Probably doesn't make me a better founder. So funny.

Fractals and things by the co-creater of the mandelbulb fractal.


Nice site, the gears and engineering stuff is cool.

Warning: This is not an ad.

My own product that I built 7 years ago. I visit it every single day. Built as one individual from everything - SEO, Sales, Lead, PM, Development, QA, Product-website



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