About Infinite Ink

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The business

Infinite Ink was created in 1992 by Nancy McGough. Our mission is:

writing and teaching about computing, mathematics, science, and philosophy

The website

The www.ii.com website has been up and running since 1993.


Until 2019, the site was managed with the help of DreamWeaver and command-line tools such as sftp, ssh, and vim. The site is now managed with the help of the following tools.

TUI apps
Web apps and sites


The look and feel of the new parts of the site, for example this page, were created with tools, components, and inspiration from:

The hosting providers


This website is currently hosted at DreamHost.[2] It was originally hosted at best.com, which was bought by verio.com.


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.

I do email deflexion to help me manage my email and to confuse the spies.🕵


These file-hosting services provide backups, downloads, and syncronization:

The proprietress

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, , ℵancym, alefsym, and  n.

Some information about me is in the following embedded gist.


If your browser does not have JavaScript enabled, you can view this whoami gist at gist.github.com/nancym/b5efe3b73ed3e6aedd0b3b61e8067e77.


Thank you to…


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.[2]


1. The plural of “emoji” can be spelled “emoji” or “emojis.” To learn about pluralizing the word “emoji,” see merriam-webster.com’s definition of emoji and the second Q in emojipedia.org’s FAQ. Also see Infinite Ink’s #emoji Portal.
2. On the Infinite Ink site, a link to DreamHost or FastMail is often a referral link. I use and like both of these hosting providers.

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