Gnomon's Space

Steer for the deep waters only
Sail forth—steer for the deep waters only,
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go

I first discovered h2g2 on 1 September 2000. I spent 16 years writing informative and sometimes amusing entries for this website, but the site lost its following due to excessively harsh moderation scaring away well-meaning regulars, and bugs in the software scaring away new writers. Eventually, after working out the solutions to some of these bugs, proposing them to the management and being steadily ignored, I realised that the site no long has any technical support, so there's no way it is ever going to work. On 22 Dec 2016, I announced I was throwing in the towel in one of my own conversations - any of my friends who were interested in my attempts to keep the Guide going would have seen it. [Ripley Link][Pliny Link]

So I won't be writing any more articles here for the world to look at. You'll still see me around, as I use this site as a handy place to store stuff I'm thinking about. Trying to fix the site when all my efforts are ignored, however, just makes me sad so I won't do that anymore.

In my years here, I met a lot of good, friendly people. Thanks to Douglas Adams for setting the site up and providing a vehicle for us all to get together.

Gnomon's Guide

I worked on Gnomon's Guide for a few years. This is where I kept my entries once they were finished:

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Gnomon - time to move on

Researcher U151503

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Former Sub-Editor
Former Curator
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