Hkrn.ws is a URL shortener for hacker news.
I built this for a simpler time, when twitter charged you by the character for URLs. Today, I think the main value is having beautiful URLs. There is a ton of accidental complexity in the current Hacker News URL structure, and it hurts my eyes to look at it. I hope you’ll find it useful.
For a super simple site, it has — I think — a super interesting tech stack.
How it works
Or more specifically, it 302 redirects URLs with these patterns:hkrn.ws/(\d+)
A simple project with a cool “making-of”. I hope you’ll find it useful.