@ Adrian Tritschler · Thursday, Sep 24, 2020 · 1 minute read · Update at Sep 24, 2020 ·
Cold and wintery. Buzzed by a drone with 50cm clearance, avoided huge tree knocked down by truck, amused by old ladies complaining that there are bikes on bikepaths. Old lady one to old lady two “The only problem with this path…” pauses as I ride past along Djerringtrail and not quite out of earshot “…is the bicycles”
Overcast, 14°C, Feels like 14°C, Humidity 54%, Wind 5m/s from NNW - by Klimat.app
Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…
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.
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.
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.