Infinite Ink was created in 1992 by Nancy McGough. Our mission is:
writing and teaching about computing, mathematics, science, and philosophy
The www.ii.com website has been up and running since 1993.
Until 2019, the site was managed
with the help of
tools such as
The site is now managed with the help of the following tools.
Code with these extensions:
AsciiDoc, which supports AsciiDoc outlines, snippets, and more
and other Visual Studio Code extensions
gVim (GUI Vim)
and other GUI tools
fileformat.info is where I research emoji and their shortcodes, font support for Unicode characters, and a lot of other things
GitHub is used for a lot of things, for example the gist in the “Nancy” section below
Utterances, along with GitHub Issues, is used for discussion and reactions at the bottom of some Infinite Ink pages
and other web sites and services
The look and feel of the new parts of the site, for example this page, were created with tools, components, and inspiration from:
Niklas Fasching's Hugo whitespace theme
David Gauer’s ratfactor.com
fontsquirrel.com and these fonts:
dn-works.com's Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts (UFAS) and the Symbola font
Wikimedia Commons and these images:
Enso.svg by Kendrick Shaw (kms15), which is used as Infinite Ink’s logo
Poundexclam.svg, which is used on the #nix-nux Portal
RealFaviconGenerator.net (RFG), which helped me to create the Infinite Ink favicons
Simple Icons () which is where I get SVG icons for popular brands, including most of the search-engine icons that are on the #gohugo Portal and other Infinite Ink Portals
OpenMoji, which is where I get some emoji images, for example the :joy: image on the #emoji Portal
the color RebeccaPurple (#663399 )
components of the old Infinite Ink site, for example the yellow background color of this page
If you look at the old pages on the Infinite Ink site, you will see that I (Nancy) have thought a lot about email and internet messaging. After much research, I use the following email hosting providers.
Outlook.com - used for some public email addresses, thanks to Outlook.com’s ten aliases (one primary plus nine non-primary).
to help me manage my email and
Infinite Ink is currently a one-person business and when I wrote “our mission” above, it means “Nancy’s mission”😜.
I’m also known as nm, ɯu, nancym, ℵ, ℵancym, alefsym, and n.
Some information about me is in the following embedded gist.
Thank you to…
the people and organizations mentioned above,
Chris Thomas, editor, designer, and writer extraordinaire, who, among other things, pointed out that “website” is preferred to “web site” (two words) nowadays,
Mark Malamud, who came up with the name of my business, “Infinite Ink,” ~28 years ago,
and everyone who has sent me thank-you messages over the last 27+ years!
If you would like to help support Infinite Ink and me, here are some things you can do.
Add a comment or reaction emoji to an Infinite Ink web page.
Follow my social networking accounts and like, share, or respond to my posts.
Share my writing (and attribute it to me😊).
If you sign up for one of my hosting providers, use one of my referral links.
Also see these related
Infinite Ink portals: #