My McFate/Mikkelson spin of the Idris Project, I would like to acknowledge Steve Baker for his pioneering work here, and thank him sincerely for sharing. Thank you, Steve!


The project has been deployed on DigitalOcean’s “App Platform” at Updates pushed to the “main” branch here are automatically deployed at that address.

An alias of, the preferred address, now resolves to this App!


As in the Idris Project, the name here comes from my (maternal) grandfather, Henry (Helge) Mikkelson. According to Wikipedia, “The name Helge is derived from Proto-Norse Hailaga with its original meaning being dedicated to the gods.” When passing through Helgeland in Norway in June of 2019, I asked about the name at an information kiosk and the attendant their equated the term’s meaing to holy or blessed.

Mackenzie’s Project

While my name is attached to this repository and project, it’s really intended to be a vehicle for my daughter, Mackenzie Grace McFate, to expand her IT repatorie and keep the family’s history alive on the web.