About qwghlm.co.uk

Qwghlm is the name of a fictitious island off the coast of Scotland, featured in the novels Cryptonomicon and the Baroque Cycle trilogy by Neal Stephenson. The island hosts a population who speak a bizarre pithy language, so they become used by the British during World War 2 as codetalkers.

Why do I have this as my domain? Partly as a tribute to a very good book, partly because I thought one of just my name was a bit wanky, and partly because all the other good ideas I had were already taken. There’s also a bit of a dig at obscure/stupid domain names during the dot.com boom of the late Nineties, which has come around again in the late 2000s.

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