Sometimes article first, sometimes first few comments to see if article is worth reading. e.g. the link about 'Linus not reading code' was quite a misnomer and I should have checked the comments first. Also, i use Pentadactyl which allows for vim keys -- works great on this clean, imageless site.
I tried loading HN in elinks, but the More button gives an error?
Strangely, I don't see a box to post. Only one or two posts have a "reply" link, so I had to use that.