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To provide some context for the uninitiated: Hermes is Cambridge University's email system. The SRCF this page is hosted on is the 'student run computing facility' which provides certain sorts of hosting to students (it was where I first learned how to use a Linux command line).

I should add that the SRCF offers services to pretty much anyone at the University (or its colleges), including staff and of course the students you mentioned.

I am involved in running the SRCF nowadays. It's always encouraging to hear that it's been beneficial as an educational aid, as well as through pure utility!

Some people migrated their work pages to our web hosting from the University's equivalent service, which was abruptly shut down recently [0]. This follows an incident that got some attention on HN [1] -- chronologically at least, if not causally as well.

[0]: http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/ [1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20283922

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