40 years of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, my unrecognised screen background
So 40 years after the release of what I thought what was one of the most recognisable album covers of all-time, I have that image based on pulsar activity as my screen background at work. Three people so far this week have asked what it is, one asked, “Oh, is that something you’re working on.” Nobody recognises it, and when I explained, one just said “Who?
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.