It's a terrible day. It can be hard when your loved ones are struggling with their struggles and you can't do anything about it. It's really painful. But love transcends through it all. I believe it will.
That aside, I'm really happy I helped a friend get to the top page of HN although it's only momentarily.
However the comments got a bit brutal and they started attacking my friend's reputation by looking through his LinkedIn. Not very nice.
This left me feeling that Hacker News might not be a very pleasant place for people wanting to share their journey to a broader audience.
It begs the question that why aren't there better HN alternatives with none of the negative side effects?