Unsupervised Learning, by Daniel Miessler, on IT Security or "intersection of security, technology, and humans", interesting links frequently:
Money Stuff, by Matt Levine, on finance, derivatives, accounting shenanigans, VC, etc., frequently very funny and insightful:
Roots of Progress - inventions and ideas that helped shape the world https://rootsofprogress.org/
It’s mostly about interesting links on management, company culture, or software development.
Reviews CS papers and explains them in a way that is surprisingly easy to understand
Two Truths and a Take by Alex Danco (tech, VC, and broader topics): https://danco.substack.com/
The Uncertainty Mindset by Vaughn Tan: https://uncertaintymindset.substack.com/
The Diff by Byrne Hobart (finance, tech): https://diff.substack.com/
Kneeling Bus by Drew Austin (urbanism, tech): https://kneelingbus.substack.com/
Glimpse - Explores why certain trends are growing - https://meetglimpse.com
Super Organizers - New ways of thinking about productivity - https://superorganizers.substack.com
I took a bunch of the suggestions in this thread + a few of my own and compiled a tagged database here: https://theprepared.org/mx-record
EDIT: Probably not underrated though (missed that bit)
We aggregate the top books found in comments and rank them based on how often they are mentioned and the karma of the user. There's a weekly newsletter sent out with that week's book selections.
https://weekinethereumnews.com/ -> latest progress on Ethereum landscape
https://bankless.substack.com/ -> crypto finance (heavy on Ethereum)
(Newsletter goes out once every week or two, usually on a Sunday).
I've also been writing one for a bit over a year now that might be of interest to HN readers: Reading List, which I use for science fiction / fantasy storytelling commentary, reviews, and news: https://andrewliptak.substack.com/
It is a newsletter broadly about engineering and manufacturing.
Bank Underground is a blog for Bank of England staff to share views that challenge – or support – prevailing policy orthodoxies. The views expressed here are those of the authors, and are not necessarily those of the Bank of England or its policy committees.
It is a newsletter which aggregates links for news, articles, libraries, talks, etc. that happen in the Python ecosystem.
What I like, is that it has been coming every Friday, for years. And it's really short. This has me actually reading the links.
Jack Ganssle has some really good content he's written for other publications as well.
The Growth Equation - Research on athletes & productivity, with links to scientific papers and well-researched articles. Content is top, I've taken more notes from some emails than I have from entire books. https://thegrowtheq.com/articles/
Thanks for the shoutout. I'm the one responsible for the newsletter and very pleased that you enjoy it. Any feedback or suggestion is appreciated!
It's probably decently-known with the Hacker News crowd, but I've met few others in the various places that I've worked who have even heard about it, let alone Bruce Schneier himself. It's a great way to learn about new attack vectors and developments in secure computing
Good essays and interesting Friday finds section.
They have a weekly mailing list of their new working papers.
I subscribe to many newsletters but this is the only one I read every week.
There are normally at least two papers worth reading every week.
Disclaimer: I am the curator of both newsletters.
One can sign up here:
- wide ranging topics on 'exponential thinking'. Economics, climate change, AI, computing
Plenty of links on the latest threats, botnets, malware, etc. Variety of technical and less-technical pieces.
It's a very entertaining take on the business world, but current and historical
Stratechery by Ben Thompson (not really underrated on HN)
My motivation to starting one was that most programmers focus too much on the technical details ("get better at Python") and too little on the factors related to career growth or money ("how and when do i ask my boss for a raise?").
Weekly (friday) newsletter about scalable systems. Kind of an echo chamber for HN or a high quality digest of it, depending on your viewpoint.
Has sponsored posts.
the fedex one was really good.
edit: added the fedex comment
I'd just like to know when I'm being manipulated.