This Website


The domain

I'm a fan of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and took my domain name from the name of one of the beacon hills of Gondor:

Some miles to the east of the Firien Wood, there was a wide, shallow recess in the foothills of the White Mountains. Overlooking this region were two of the Beacon-hills of Gondor, Min-Rimmon to the east and Calenhad to the west. Calenhad was the sixth of the seven beacons, within sight of the last of the beacons on the Halifirien, above the borders of Rohan.

Tolkien never gives us the meaning of the name Calenhad directly, but it seems to come from Elvish root-words meaning something like 'green mound'. The name may be connected with Calenardhon, the ancient Gondorian name for the land later known as Rohan, whose borders lay just a few miles from the feet of the hill.
The Encyclopedia of Arda 

The favicon

The favicon for this site is the calma, the Quenya word for "lamp" and the title of the Fëanorian Tengwa number three. The favicon for this site is the calma, the Quenya word for "lamp" and the title of the Fëanorian Tengwa number three. The design

The base template for the site was created by HTML5 Templates Dreamweaver. The software

My principal web server runs Debian GNU/Linux and Apache. The hardware

Each (sub-)domain runs in a dedicated Linux container (LXC) on top of a dedicated powerful server. Linux containers are really super cool and make it easy to manage resources and compartmentalize services to mitigate the consequences of a malicious compromise.