Where better to go on the fourth or fifth day of a heatwave than off inland to a hot, dry, dusty paddock to eat chillis and other hot foods! The Redback Chilli company’s annual Hot Sauce and Fiery Foods Festival — their eighth — was on this weekend out at Jindivick, its always fun, even if I can never quite remember how to get there and the websites are hopelessly out of date.
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.