This page answers questions you might have about Pippim. The 5 W’s are addressed; “Who”, “What”, “Where”, “When” and “Why” of Pippim. Here you will discover:
- Who is Pippim?
- What is Pippim?
- Where is Pippim?
- When was Pippim created? (The easiest question to answer!)
- Why was Pippim created?
- How was Pippim created? OK that doesn’t begin with a “W”. Plus that makes number 6 not 5.
Who is Pippim?
Pippim is a one-man-show that has been answering questions since 2016 on AskUbuntu.com under the user name “WinEunuuchs2Unix”. When you look at WinEnuuchs2Unix’s profile 🔗 in Ask Ubuntu you will see the image on the right.
The philosophy is free open source software.
What is Pippim?
Pippim is a website with free and open source software.
The software is primarily for use on Linux. There are also free on-line apps you can use in your browser.
Pippim website features:
- Tim-ta project timer
- HRB website links
- Fast search engine
- Day and night themes
- Scrape Stack Exchange
- No ads or cookies
Tim-ta project timer sounds an alarm at each step of your project. It runs in your browser.
HRB (Hyperlink Recipe Baker) also runs in your browser. Use it to quickly create hyperlinks for the documentation you write.
The Pippim website is designed for you to copy it (fork on GitHub Pages) and create your own website. To speed up the process, variables such as the name “Pippim” only needs to be changed in one place. Then hundreds or thousands of pages are automatically updated.
Where is Pippim located?
Figuratively speaking, Pippim is located in “the clouds” on Google Sites 🔗 (https://pippim.com) and GitHub 🔗 (https://github.com/pippim/pippim.github.io) where all the source code is kept. The website you are viewing now is found on GitHub Pages 🔗 (https://pippim.github.io). All three websites are hosted for free by the providers. Other than the cost of time to learn web design, I can’t believe how cheap the process has been!
As you may have deduced by the little yellow dot in this image though, Pippim is physically located in Edmonton, Canada. For a better view, right click on the picture, select “Open in new tab” and then zoom in with your browser. This morning, after long bouts of cold weather, it is surprisingly warm.
When was Pippim created?
That’s an easy question; The Domain Name and website was created October 16, 2021. Initially www.pippim.com was quickly created on Google Sites. Then the main Pippim Website (don’t click the link because you are already here!) was created much slower on GitHhub Pages. Many revisions were made – 1,020 commits (revisions) and still counting as of December 5, 2021.
Why was Pippim created?
Pippim was created to make it easier to list the free software created on the websites Ask Ubuntu 🔗 and GitHub 🔗.
Thousands of Pippim Posts, under the pen-name WinEunuuchs2Unix, on Ask Ubuntu are about 95% Answers and 5% Questions. The questions that Pippim has answered have had over 60.7 million views as of February 20, 2023.
The best of the thousands of posts are selected by number of votes. Then the best posts are copied from Ask Ubuntu into the Pippim website. If you have written posts in Stack Exchange, you can create a copy of Pippim on GitHub Pages and make your own website.
How was Pippim created?
Yes this is the 6th section which contradicts the “5 W’s”. Additionally, “How” doesn’t begin with a “W” which also seems to contradict the “5 W’s” but, as the saying goes:
Who, What, Where, When, Why and sometimes How
So how as Pippim created? Well the first step was to find a domain name (website name) that:
- Was easy to remember
- Was six characters or less
- Was two syllables or less
- Could be typed with the right hand only
- Did not contain special characters like “-“ or digits like “9”, “0”, etc.
- Ended with the extension “.com” instead of “.net” or “.org”, etc.
- Wasn’t a name already reserved and being sold for thousands of dollars
- Could be purchased from Google Domains which offers good security, performance and reliability
After finding out that the “pippim.com” was available, more weeks of contemplation went by before “pulling the trigger” and buying the name for $17 CAD per year.
Then this Pippim website was created using GitHub Pages for free. More details about how the website was created can be found on in the middle of the Home Page.
Hopefully you enjoy the freedom! :)
Image credit: Jekyll Octocat Mascot GitHub 🔗