Hello World

Welcome to the World-Wide-Web presence of Stephen Quinney and Laragh Quinney (née Bell). In the real world we have recently moved to Edinburgh having spent 3.5 years in Northamptonshire and prior to that a couple of years in County Durham. We were married in June 2001 in the Central Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, you can view some of our wedding photos. Stephen works as a Computer Officer for the School of Informatics within the University of Edinburgh, previously he worked as a Unix Systems Programmer in the Oxford University Computing Services.


We have recently acquired a nice digital camera. You can see some of our snaps from our holiday to the Islands of Mull and Iona. See it can be sunny on the West coast of Scotland! We have also been running around Edinburgh in an attempt to photograph as many cows as possible in the Edinburgh Cow Parade.


Debian is a free, GNU/Linux based, operating system (OS) for your computer. You can find out all the information you want to know about Debian from the Debian website.

Stephen has been a Debian developer since 2002. You can see what he is working on via his Debian packages overview. You can see the list of bugs he should be fixing via his Debian bug report logs and also the list of packages he should be updating to the latest upstream version, via the Debian External Health Status pages. You can also see the current list of active bug reports he has submitted.

This web server is running on Debian 3.1 (Sarge), in a virtual machine (UML) hosted by Bytemark.

What is with the jadevine name?

When we wanted to set up an internet domain for ourselves we felt that it needed a unique and distinctive name. Inspiration came from one of the plants in the Tropical Rock House of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. The Jade vine, latin name Strongylodon macrobotrys, is a member of the pea and bean family and has stunning hanging masses of jade-coloured flower spikes. Sadly RBGE do not have any relevant pictures on their web pages but good details and pictures of the flowers can be found on the websites of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.