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Merry Christmas HN
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I hope everyone had a great 2019 and an even better 2020.

Haha :) Merry Christmas!

That's previous year's discussion and I have a comment there :) Merry Christmas HN!

Merry Christmas HN. I laugh, learn, and even cry sometimes from this place. The only "social network" that makes me feel at home, despite living far away from its epicenter.

San Fran or US?


Happy holidays everybody. Take some time to relax and recharge your batteries. Spend time with loved ones and let them know how much you appreciate them. Then, in the next year be ready to go full steam ahead and complete that awesome project or launch that great company of yours. Cheers! Catch you on the flip side!

Merry Christmas. Made it to 07:30 church service now preparing for gigantic brunch. Happy holidays

God jul/merry Christmas folks!

Can't get myself to stop visiting this place so I better stay nice the next 12 months as well.

Thanks a lot for everything I've learned during this last decade.

There are worse places to be unable to stop visiting! Merry Christmas.

God jul!

Merry Christmas from Spain! As someone else mentioned here, HN remains one of the few places I like to read everyone's comments and keep on learning.

Merry Christmas folks! Being in tech wouldn't be the same without each and every one of you, whether we agree or not ^_^ I learn a ton from y'all and I'm looking forward to the new year.

Merry Christmas! OSS donations this year: Blender, Digikam, Joplin, Calibre, VLC, Octoprint - Nudge, nudge..

Much joy for the next year, and many thanks to everyone for the wonderful links I've read the past months at three am in the morning while feeding or comforting my kids :)

Big up to dang and the crew too, for being the mirrors into our souls we need when our comments are too cranky and mean ... Thanks for keeping the community interesting

Merry Christmas everyone! Let’s make the 20s the best decade of HN yet!

I know that the holidays can be a rough time for some people, so I want to send out some love to those who are struggling right now. Hang in there for all of us

Can you elaborate on this? I've never heard of such a phenomenon. What aspect of the holidays is rough for some?

edit: This is a legitimate question, in case it wasn't obvious.

edit 2: Got it, no questions allowed. Apologies.

People who lost someone, people who are separated from their loved ones, people who are introvert but must act sociable, people who are depressed but must act chipper or else be asked questions, people who are alone but see all other people getting together for parties, people that hate their families but cannot escape the obligatory gathering, people who are poor but feel pressure to give gifts and have a lavish meal.

The list is endless.


> edit 2: Got it, no questions allowed.

Please don't add bits like that to HN comments. They're off topic and break the guidelines and will lead to further downvotes.

Re your question, there's lots of discussion out there:


If you're depressed or something very bad's happened in your life, the contrast of it being a time of celebration and seeing everyone else happy can be especially painful. Kind of like being forced to go to a jubilant party where everyone's singing and dancing the day after your best friend died, for example.

Merry Christmas folks. I appreciate ability to participate in this community and do enjoy it a lot. Have a great year

Merry Christmas!

HN is the place where I first discovered tons of people who seemed so similar to me..! I only wish to one day work surrounded by some of you :)

Merry Christmas!

During my first job, my boss introduced me to HN. I doubt I would've found it so soon otherwise, as the only other person that knew about it before I mentioned it is someone I only met this year.

My first boss was a great guy to work with and I'm grateful he told me about it. Even though I learned a lot from him professionally, the impact of that one-time five-minute conversation about the site might have added up to more over the years.

Glædelig jul og godt nytår!

Gledelig høytid!

Gledelig vintersolverv!

Merry XMAS HN! Assuming your not working today, enjoy the time off. Downtime from work is very important folks.

I wish everyone here gets many more future opportunities to wish each other Merry Christmas for years to come.

Merry Christmas to the only comments section on the Web worth reading!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah! HN is teaching me so much and has become such a productive addiction <3.

Merry Christmas HN. Thanks for keeping this a valuable community! See you all in next year's thread.

Whatever you do with today, and however you spend it, I hope it's a happy day.

Merry Christmas.

I am now full of food.

Send help.

Wish you all, especially those who took a little step towards your dream, a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Keep it going.

Felix dies natalis Solis Invicti :)

Who was this poor fellow?

Not sure what you mean.

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope it’s a good one!

Merry Christmas everyone! All the best in the next iteration of life!

Here’s to the next sprint!

Merry Christmas HN! Let us come together for the day, regardless of our intellectual stances and tribal identities.

Let the Linux nerds break bread with the Mac hipsters. May the Haskell devs write bindings for JS libraries. And the VC dreamers shake the hands of the determined bootstrappers.

Peace amongst nerds, for a single day.

Merry Christmas.

I have launched Vim from within Emacs from within Ubuntu on top of Windows in your honour. Merry Christmas.

Joyeux Noël :D

> Joyeux Noël :D

Seeing as I was born on Christmas Day, I got only the one present, which I figured as cheating. My parents said the one present would have to do :]

Joyeux Noël et joyeux anniversaire :)

My son was born on the 26th and he is not happy either.

A merry Christmas and even happier new year! Happy coding and may the markets be in your favour.

May the joy and bliss of Christmas abide with everyone and their entire household.. Merry Christmas.

Thanks HN for this wonderful year full of learning, reading and emotion sometimes.

May 2020 be even good !

God bless you all HN.

I'd like to take this occasion to thank Matt Mireles (mattmireles) for hosting a Thanksgiving gathering a few years ago when I was traveling solo in SF.

It really makes a difference when you're with people on the holiday season. I hope I can pay it forward one day.

Merry Christmas to all on-call folks too!

What do you guys use for on call managent?

We recently began trying out https://github.com/linkedin/oncall

Happy holidays! Wishing everyone a very healthy and happy New Year!

Peace be with you all.

I love you all.

Vrolijk Kerstfeest allemaal! :)

Vrolijk kerstfeest! :)

Happy Christmas!

So fair a fancy few would weave

In these years! Yet, I feel,

If someone said on Christmas Eve,

"Come; see the oxen kneel

"In the lonely barton by yonder coomb

Our childhood used to know,"

I should go with him in the gloom,

Hoping it might be so.

Joyeux noël à tout le monde!

Merry Christmas friends!

I met a lot of nice people thanks to HN this year, and I'm very grateful for that. All the best to everyone!

Merry christmas + I hate Mariah Carrey song

Mariah carey song just got re-released again w/new video so being played more than ever :(

Happy Christmas. Thanks for all the wonderful stories and discussion. I hope you and yours are safe and satisfied.

Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Cheers everyone. I hope this next decade brings us all meaningful opportunities and personal growth. <3

Happy Saturnalia! Remember to treat the help well, don't party too hard during the festivities, and respect the trees!

Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and may whichever deity or demiurge you deem worthy of worship shower you and yours with blessings in the days to come!

And 2020, give us a break. Please.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Feliz Natal, this site is the subject of endless ire but I enjoy the tonality and will keep visiting

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas all of you beautiful humans! The future is waiting for us :) See you there!

Happy new year and Merry Christmas

If you are reading this ; I wish you the best of 2020 full of love, success and happiness.

Merry Christmas everyone! =)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I’m fairly new to this site, but it’s been eye-opening as a student to learn from professionals and other tech enthusiasts. Hope everyone on HN has had a great decade.

Came for the comments, stayed for the wonderful community of thinkers that makes this site special. Happy Holidays, gang -- I hope 2020 has great things in store for you and yours.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Merry Xmas everyone, here's to a fun and profitable new year.

God jul och gott nytt år!

Merry Christmas to the HN community! You're great by the way!

Happy holiday season to everyone on HN, you are all awesome! Amazing work by dang and sctb too keeping the discussion at such a high level, best wishes for 2020!

The rest of us hope you had a happy Festivus!

I realized yesterday, I know more about Festivus than Kwanza.

Amazing how much that show has entered into the modern American (and other countries?) lexicon.

Every day on HN is a ritual airing of grievances.. ;-)

Haha ! Poor George !

The feats of strength!

Merry Christmas makers! My wish for HN this year is the ability to redirect to a website rather than to a post, then I have to click it manually (I'm using iPhone)

Happy holidays HN, splendid 2020 to you all! And a big heads up and thank you to the moderators who keep this a great place to visit. You truly rock.

Merry Christmas to everyone on the best and most informative forum of ideas I've found on the internet - and here's to everyone's 2020!!

As Tiny Tim says, "God bless us, one and all!"

Merry Christmas!

Shout out to everyone away from home this year. Wherever home is, and for whatever reason. Big hugs, hope you manage to find some joy anyway.

Feliz natal

E um próspero ano novo!

Can we have a Christmas hat? Just kidding, Merry Christmas everyone, and happy holidays, best wishes for everyone's 2020.

Merry Christmas!

Also Happy Hanakkuh, Happy Kwanza, and whatever other celebration you might observe. I hope 2020 is a great year for all.

Happy Festivus. I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!

Merry Christmas from the faithcircle team!

Fröhliche Weihnachten, Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Huntsville, Alabama

Merry Christmas to all! I hope 2020 is a good year for everyone everywhere. And Happy Hanukkah, too.

Merry Christmas! Here’s to a great 2019

Nadolig Llawen

I read often and have learned a ton.

Thanks everyone for being you.

Merry Xmas, may you and yours be happy, healthy, and having fun.

Merry Chrysler

Merry Crisis!

Happy Chrimas

Joyeux Noël tout le monde!

Merry Christmas!! People have been supportive of me here. Thanks!

Merry Christmas to you too!

Merry Christmas. Day of Hope. Enjoy time with family and friends.

Merry Christmas you guys. This site is a gift to me every day!

Happy holidays everyone!

Same to you! I hope everyone here had a nice holiday season!

Happy Xmas, and may you find treasure under the mark!

Merry Xmas! Btw,color of theme is changed a little bit.

A little bit ... "redder", right?

As a colorblind person I thought that was me seeing things but then, after inspecting the code, I could confirm: 86% red.

Also every other story on the frontpage has a different color on the position number.

I didn't realize this!

Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and joyful new year!

Merry Christmas to you as well. Best wishes for 2020!

Merry Christmas! I wish everyone a day of joy and love

Merry Christmas HN!

Best Christmas ever, HN! Seasons Greetings to all!

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy your holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays y'all

Merry Christmas all! I wish you all the best.

merry kurisumasu

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Have a great year!

Merry Christmas everyone! Warm hug!!

Best holiday wishes to all! Keep the positive vibes going. We all have ups and downs, just know that. Great community here, learning everyday.

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!

メリークリスマス! from Toronto, Canada :)

Yes. Seasons greetings all! This community brightens every day. Wind down, spin up, and roll with next year. It’s going to be fun.

Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo.

Happy holidays everyone! And good luck to those who end up starting something in January as a result of it being a new year :)

God Jul!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas to all! :)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas everybody!

Merry Christmas folks.

Merry Christmas folks

Merry Christmas all!

Merry christmas! :)

Merry Christmas! :)

Merry Christmas!

Marry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

Happy holidays all

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

merri kurisumasu

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Feliz Navidad!

Bon nadal!


Merry Christmas HN community

Merry Christmas all

happy yule

In case you were curious what the fuss was all about, here's a short explanation of Christianity.

From the Greek Platonic tradition [1], there was a belief in an ineffable Oneness that is the origin and nature of all things. Allegorically, this was treated as a person, like Zeus, but recognized to be fundamentally transcendental and ineffable pure — the One.

The Logos was the emanation from the One; it was the son of god, so to speak, that crafted all material reality. Logos is typically translated as "word", like "in the beginning was the word", but that minimizes the concept of logos. Importantly, Jesus was understood to be the incarnation of the Logos in human form; "the word made flesh.". [2]

That was the dominant philosophical idea in Christian theology until the year 400, when Pope Theophilus of Alexandria had to deal with rioting monks who demanded an anthropomorphic God. He ended up killing the 10,000 monks who believed in an incorporeal God. [3]

So, enjoy your christmas: the celebration of the day when the logos became incarnate!

[1] https://www.jstor.org/stable/4182081#metadata_info_tab_conte...

[2] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logos_(Christianity)

[3] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Theophilus_of_Alexandri...

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