About Artifacting

Artifacting.com officially launched on January 24th 2003. It was then called Hubsville.com. It used a home grown template on top of the MovableType platform. It existed in this state until March of 2006. The website then switched to the Artifacting.com url and switched WordPress platform.

Things that Artifacting.com might be:

  • A weblog (blog) consisting a frequently updated, chronologically ordered collection of hypertext fragments linking to articles on other sites that are of interest to the me.
  • A digital junk drawer which may include (but is not limited to) journal entries, commentaries, recommendations, experiences, observations, opinions, photos, rubberbands, etc.
  • A collection of events and happenings in my life.
  • My wunderkammer. Wunderkammer is a German word meaning, roughly, “cabinet of wonders” or “cabinet of curiousities”. Julian Dibbell wrote about weblogs as wunderkammers for the dearly-departed.
  • The personal websight of Hubs.
  • A giant RFC document.
  • Not what you’re looking for.
  • “Sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and even a bit of political purpose” – George Orwell
  • Comment Policy:

    There aren’t many rules here. They’re simple. They shouldn’t be hard to follow. These are not legal promises from me to you, nor are they legal terms of service I expect you to agree to. They are, instead, a brief statement of the kind of decent behavior I expect from my guests on this blog.


    Be respectful to each other. Don’t post personal attacks or hate speech. Assume good faith in others, and always try to act in good faith yourself.


    I allow pseudonymous comments, but I require an email address to post. Don’t abuse the privilege of posting without your real name attached. Don’t unmask others who have chosen not to use theirs. Impersonation is absolutely forbidden.


    Please keep your comments directed to each other and to the original post.


    Spam will be deleted on sight. Unrepentant spammers will be publicly shamed.


    Enforcement will be in my discretion. I will gently nudge the well-intentioned, reason with the reasonable, and take strong action against the malicious.

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