The hottest Updates Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
Top Podcasts Topics
Bite code! • 856 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. A new Python video game, JOY OF PROGRAMMING, is available on Steam for learning programming interactively.
  2. Pyodide, a Webassembly CPython port, now has experimental support from urllib3, enabling Python to run in the browser.
  3. Numpy 2 is set to release soon, with changes that may impact compatibility, so users should prepare by checking and updating dependencies.
The Lunacian • 828 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. Origins Season 7 is live with intense battles and a Hybrid Leaderboard system offering over $640,000 in rewards
  2. Increased AXP in Origins allows for faster leveling of axies, with added AXP Booster for quicker gains
  3. Collectible Leaderboards and new items like Runes and Charm Boxes enhance the season grind for players
sweater weather • 1533 implied HN points • 06 Nov 23
  1. Join an event about the novel _Absolution_ with Alice McDermott on Wednesday at Books Are Magic.
  2. Engage in a conversation about _The Gilded Age_ on _It's Been a Minute_ and the challenges of sentimental period dramas.
  3. Read the short story _Warehouses_ about a young man named Per trying to connect with others, published at Joyland.
Get a weekly roundup of the best Substack posts, by hacker news affinity:
Meaningness • 239 implied HN points • 17 Feb 24
  1. The author is exploring new ways to interact with readers, seeking feedback to be more useful and considering the balance between writing and engaging with the community.
  2. Using a platform's features like 'Notes' to share quarter-baked ideas and encourage reader interaction, but facing challenges like visibility for subscribers.
  3. The author is contemplating the frequency of informal multi-topic update posts, seeking feedback on whether readers find them interesting or view them as clutter.
Tech Buzz China Insider • 279 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. Douyin, the Chinese sibling of TikTok, has expanded its reach by offering local services to its huge user base.
  2. The competition between Douyin and Meituan highlights the aggressive nature of Chinese internet companies.
  3. This update showcases a possible future for TikTok as it follows the path charted by Douyin in monetizing and expanding its services.
THREE SEVEN MAFIA • 943 implied HN points • 31 Jul 23
  1. The author has been busy working on upcoming content like a book and podcast episodes.
  2. Fresh content will take some time, but the author assures it will be worth the wait.
  3. The author plans to engage more with subscribers through Substack Chat starting on August 15th.
The Lunacian • 230 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Axie Infinity's Homeland Beta is now live, allowing players to cultivate land plots or become Stewards.
  2. New players can join Homeland by downloading the game on Mavis Hub, applying to become a Steward through the Land Delegation Marketplace, and starting to play upon acceptance.
  3. Gameplay in Homeland includes gathering materials, producing and crafting items, and engaging in Passive Adventure to equip NPC adventurers for battles.
Deus In Machina • 72 implied HN points • 28 Dec 23
  1. Valve's Source Engine evolved from a modified Quake engine to the renowned Source engine, powering successful games like Half-Life and Team Fortress.
  2. Valve introduced the GoldSrc and Source engines to separate stable and developmental codebases, enabling continued development without affecting existing games.
  3. The Source engine underwent major updates over the years, leading to the Orange Box update with significant graphical enhancements, and eventually paving the way for the development of Source 2.
The Lone Toad - Croaker RPGs Newsletter • 139 implied HN points • 07 Sep 23
  1. The newsletter features an interview with Steve Morrison from Errant Adventures podcast about solo RPGs and his favorite games like Ironsworn and Starforged.
  2. Steve Morrison discusses the appeal of Solo RPGs for focusing on a single character's story and his plans to continue telling stories within a specific universe.
  3. There are recommendations for releasing a Solo Actual Play podcast, including building up a backlog of episodes and maintaining a consistent production schedule.
AnyCable Broadcasts • 12 HN points • 02 Apr 24
  1. AnyCable v1.5 introduces simplified standalone pub/sub mode with whispering feature for non-backend touching broadcasts like typing indicators and cursors
  2. Laravel 11 introduces Reverb, its own official WebSocket server, aiming for high performance as indicated by benchmarks
  3. The AnyCable team's Substack blog 'AnyCable Broadcasts' will be a shared platform for all their real-time content, including articles, case studies, screencasts, and newsletters
Unreported Truths • 24 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. Alex Berenson emphasizes the importance of community and support from subscribers for his work on Unreported Truths.
  2. Despite facing challenges like back surgery, Berenson is determined to continue his reporting.
  3. The Unreported Truths platform provides a space for free thinkers to engage in discussions and sometimes playful debates.
Dan’s MEGA65 Digest • 16 implied HN points • 25 Feb 24
  1. MEGA65 platform release v0.96 is now available for upgrade, after 14 months of enhancements to the FPGA core, MEGA65 ROM, and system software.
  2. Different instructions are provided for MEGA65 owners, Xemu emulator users, DevKit owners, and Nexys dev board users regarding upgrading to the release v0.96 version.
  3. Notable changes in v0.96 include support for Ethernet file transfer, new hardware typing event queue, and improvements to chipset, Freezer, SD card utility, and Configuration utility.’s Newsletter • 117 implied HN points • 05 May 23
  1. The latest version of AUTOMATIC1111 includes torch 2.0.0 and ControlNet 1.1, showing the repo is active and relevant
  2. You can choose between using a prebuilt FollowFox.AI WSL distribution for an easy setup or manually installing on WSL2 with steps like setting up CUDA and Conda
  3. Installing ControlNet 1.1 is essential for new features and options, requiring downloading and installing the .pth files for use in the updated Auto1111
Rust Byte's Substack • 19 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Google contributes $1 million to enhance C++/Rust Interop Initiative, aiming to improve compatibility between Rust and C++ codebases for smoother transitions.
  2. Rust Analyzer is a valuable Rust compiler front-end tool for IDEs, offering coding assistance and issue highlighting.
  3. Analysis on exploited vulnerabilities highlights the need for continuous vigilance in software development and stresses collaboration in addressing security challenges.
AI Disruption • 2 HN points • 10 May 24
  1. OpenAI will livestream an update on May 13 regarding ChatGPT and GPT-4 improvements.
  2. There is speculation about a potential GPT-4.5 variant with enhanced features like better understanding, more current knowledge, and improved performance.
  3. The rumored GPT-4.5 improvements suggest advancements in design, functionality, language handling, and response quality.
Rod’s Blog • 79 implied HN points • 21 Jun 23
  1. The Threat Intelligence Platform Connector in Microsoft Sentinel is being deprecated, so users should consider migrating to the new Threat Intelligence Solution soon.
  2. There is no definitive date for the deprecation, but users are advised to start using the new version within the next 6 months.
  3. The new version of the Threat Intelligence Solution offers more artifacts like Rules and Hunting Queries, providing additional capabilities.