It was a homepage once. It might be one again sometime….


Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you…

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

It appeared sometime in 2001 and started growing forwards through time, then backwards as I used it to fill in photo albums, daily ramblings, and some of my travel journals. Originally it had links based purely on topics; Cycling, Motorcycling, Hardware, Software, photos, and a journal, but somewhere it evolved to be just date based.

After several years using all kinds of rubbish, I have moved to using a static site generated with Jekyll. Jekyll makes it easy for me to write using Emacs while maintaining my site under version control using mercurial – yes, I'm a philistine, while it seems everyone else using jekyll(1) uses git(1) for version control, I happened to already be using mercurial, so I stuck with it.

It's going to take a while to get this site working properly. If you find any broken links, or missing pages, please let me know.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler – Albert Einstein