errormine

ABOUT

The stoat or short-tailed weasel, also known as the ermine.

NAME

Errormine (stylized as errormine) comes from the words error + ermine. I don't know how to pronounce it either. I realize now some people might think it means "a mine of errors" which is fun, but that was not my intention. It is too late now.

WHY?

Similar to many others, I have gotten tired of social media as well as the detrimental effect it was having on my mental health and well being. As well as the countless hours I was giving up every day to make some corporation just a little bit richer.

It's surprising how many people equate "the Internet" with "social media". It's like having access to 1,000,000x the Library of Alexandria every day, and only being interested in keeping up with what people are talking about in the lobby.
— hooande

Some time in 2021, I discovered Neocities and a whole other side of the Internet which I never considered before. The Indie Web, as I've seen some people call it, is full of webpages made by regular people for other people simply to enjoy, and I immediately realized what I had been missing. So I created my very own page, and here it stands now for your enjoyment.

I'm not completely sure what I would like to put here yet, but we will see what seems interesting and go with it! I hope it becomes a place where I can express myself without having to worry about any sort of interaction with algorithms or advertisement from companies.

INSPIRATION

Now, I'm no graphic designer nor do I claim to know what I'm doing at all when it comes to web design. However, I do enjoy making cute little websites and I would like to share some of my inspirations for this one.

Moonlight above upper deck of an old ship
By Lucas Pope

The look of this site was heavily inspired by the wonderful video game Return of the Obra Dinn, as well as many retro monochrome displays from a time long before my conception.

Right now there is only one color scheme available, but I have thought about adding more like the ones that are in Return of the Obra Dinn. If I ever do, I will update this page and link to where you can select your desired color scheme.

Leshy from Inscryption
By Daniel Mullins

Some of the stoats you can find around these pages are from another video game called Inscryption. One of the main characters happens to be a stoat, just like in this website! I was also heavily inspired by the abundant use of wildlife and fauna motifs in the game so you will definitely see a lot of wild animals around the place.

TOOLS

Everything is proudly "handwritten" using nothing but a text editor and my own ten fingers. All images are either in the public domain or created by me unless otherwise specified.

  1. Firefox

    Free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

  2. Visual Studio Code

    Source-code editor made by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS.

  3. GoatCounter

    Easy web analytics. No tracking of personal data.

  4. Photopea

    A web-based photo & graphics editor which can work with raster and vector graphics.

CONTACT

For now, if you would like to contact me, please shout very loudly and hopefully I will be able to hear you. Alternatively, you may join the Discord server on my links page. Thank you.