is a non-profit organisation, owned and operated by me, Ian Cameron Smith. It's basically a forum for anything that takes my fancy: my own interests, friends' stuff... whatever.
The biggest feature here is undoubtedly Judith proctor's Blake's 7 site; the main thing created by me is the Hermit Eclipse site. My own main interest now is sailing my new boat, Moonrise; so all of my effort is on that site. More information about me is in the Captain's Corner. I also have a few Linux bits and pieces.
As of 18 March 2002, hermit.org is on a dedicated server (actually shared with some friends). It may seem that I'm a stress freak addicted to moving his web site around at every opportunity; actually, it's because I've yet to find a web provider that's any use. The latest move was provoked by jumpline.com basically going into total meltdown. Hopefully having a dedicated machine will help.
These pages are written by hand, in XEmacs on a Linux system. I haven't found an HTML editor that really looks good for large sites yet; so I use my own concoction of macros to keep everything consistent, processed with m4, the Unix macro processor. This lets me do all sorts of totally custom things very easily.
The flashy images are mostly created using The GIMP, an excellent image manipulation tool.
All of the above-mentioned software is excellent, and, of course, free. My copious thanks to the authors thereof.
Except where otherwise noted, the contents of these pages are 1995-2006 Ian Cameron Smith.
Since I set up hermit.org in April 1996, way before the web was even trendy, I got in and grabbed this cool domain name (well, I think so) before anyone else got a chance to. So, out of sympathy to the others, here are some links to more web hermits.
Copyright (C) 1995-2006 Ian Cameron Smith.
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