Epic dogfooding @ Adrian Tritschler · Friday, Jun 21, 2019 · 1 minute read · Update at Jun 21, 2019 ·

Some time ago I added the RSS feed of my blog to my own feed – I’d suggest everyone do that, one of Murphy’s laws seems to be that no matter how much proof reading you do, something always seems to slip through and is only visible after you hit the “publish” button.

Today I’m sitting at home wheezing and coughing so I took the opportunity to browse through a backlog of ancient entries; check the spelling, does it make sense, is it embarrassing enough that I’ll cut some fragments. So far I’ve managed to a of manglings where my current Orgmode publishing method produced file: links rather than relative html: links, gratuitous typos that had slid through the spell checker, an use of the word “through” instead of “throw” and an egret as a heron.

Where’s emacs Clippy when I need him to proof-read my work?

…The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

…The Site

I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.