Andrew's Corner of the Web
This site was established in June 2006 and has run continuously since then, with a hiatus at the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. It is designed to function as a Mathom-house, or storage area for some of the work I undertake and for some resources for my areas of interest. A Mathom-house is a creation of J.R.R. Tolkien and was described in Tolkien's Prologue to the Lord of the Rings: 'Concerning Hobbits':
So, though there was still some store of weapons in the Shire, these were mostly used as trophies, hanging above hearths or on walls, or gathered into the museum at Michel Delving. The Mathom-house it was called; for anything that Hobbits had no immediate use for, but were unwilling to throw away, they called a mathom.
The site will never be more than 20 or so pages in size and will be updated when I have time to spare from my "real life". If you find any information in this site that is of benefit to you I perhaps have accomplished a not insignificant thing.
Contents of the Site
I have had a long sabbatical from the Internet after a personal tragedy. Now that I have returned I am slowly working through this site, bringing some older pages back, editing some others and culling more than few others. My apologies if a page you are after does not appear on this list:
- Urban Myths & the Iliad My sad and lonely effort to counter some common misconceptions about Homer's Iliad. Did you know that Achilles did not die in the Iliad, there was no wooden horse and that in ancient times Achilles was not even really a great Hellenic hero?
- Compiling the Subversion slrn under Windows 8 It is perhaps a little bit crazy but this page demonstrates how to install the MinGW compiler and build the development version of slrn and slrnpull under Windows 8.
About This Site
This site is hand-coded with more than a little assistance from Bluefish 2.2.3 on a home-built AMD FX-8350 system running Fluxbox 1.3.5 on Slackware 14.1. Feel free to contact me using the email address at the base of most pages of the site and I will be more than happy to discuss any issues raised by material on the site. If you are feeling generous perhaps you would also like to assist with the hosting bills for this site, any donations go directly to my Dreamhost account and pay to keep this site going. If not please feel free to utilise this site in any way you see fit and remember: "Have Fun!".