Simia is the name of this website. It is the personal homepage of Denny Vrandečić, and reflects his interests, hobbies, research, and whatever else he wants to express here. It used to be called Nodix, but there were some issues with the name. It was renamed to Simia end of 2007. Thus Simia -- in its Nodix incarnation -- was created 14 January 2001, exactly one day before Wikipedia.
The name Simia has several connotations:
- in biology it means ape or monkey. Simia was one of the four original genera of the primates, as introduced by Linnaeus himself. By 1929 it was decided to drop the genus, as all species who were considered simia have been sorted in other places in the taxonomy
- in the role playing game Das Schwarze Auge, Simia is the deity of creativity, and legends sing that Simia was the first of the elves to come out of the light
And I like the sound of it.
The following posts are about Simia:
- In the beginning (28 July 2019, English)
- Lion King 2019 (25 July 2019, English)
- 210,000 year old human skull found in Europe (11 July 2019, English)
- Draft: Collaborating on the sum of all knowledge across languages (10 July 2019, English)
- Spring cleaning (20 March 2019, English)
- Prediction coming true (19 March 2019, English)
- Restarting, 2019 edition (18 March 2019, English)
- Start the website again (17 September 2011, English)
- 7 Jahre (14 January 2008, German)
- Willkommen auf Simia (27 December 2007, German)