The House of Mathom

This is a personal site, so some of the items here are password protected and no mails you can scrape from here would lead to working e-mails. On the other hand, should you really feel like e-mailing me, finding one should be a quick matter of searching.

Latest pictures from around the world (end of 2006 and 2007) in reverse chronological order

Year 2007 New
Pictures from Sweden
The pictures from previous years are available below.

Books I really like:

The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien Selected Stories, Jorge Luis Borges
Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny Cabbages and Kings, O. Henry
Our Man in Havana, Graham Greene Good Omens, N. Gaiman, T. Pratchett
King Leopold's Ghost, Adam Hochschild Cryptonomicon, Neil Stephenson
The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino

Books I've read (starting sometime in 2004).
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Movies I've seen (starting sometime in 2006).
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Soups and Stews Salads Other

Aniara blog — my book reading blog (my pretentious book reviews, a couple of years behind).

The amount of pictures on this site has been growing over the years, so from now on, I will attempt to categorize them, either by topic and chronologically. Password-protection level is listed in square brackets after the link.

Year 2006: pictures from Sweden, Italy, and England.

Pictures from the trip to Italy (April)
Pictures from the trip to London, UK (April)
Year 2005: pictures from Sweden, California, and Japan.
Year 2004: pictures of Sweden, Greece, Northern California, and Annapolis, MD. Too many weddings and not enough bona fide vacation (but fun!). Year 2003: I have a vague uneasy feeling that some nice pictures from this year got misplaced somewhere (that of Newport, RI, for example).
Year 2002: It seems uneventful but is anything but. Year 2001: this year is remembered most by things I regret.
Old pictures from several decades ago.

MUME is a MUD that I played for many years. I have abandoned it now, but here are some mementos of times past:

Articles of dubious interest — interesting literary excursions and exhertions:

My real persona no longer resides at Brown University, from which I have an ABD (PhD minus dissertation) in computer science. I am currently working for big bad bubbly internet company.

© Galina Shubina 2001–2006