My first court appearance — only as a witness! Public transport conspired to make it as hard as possible to get there. The first train I was on stopped at Flinders Street, then I couldn’t find a single train that would go around the loop, finally opted for one heading for Spencer Street and hopped on to find it inexplicably delayed for eight minutes past the departure time. It shouldn’t be too hard to run them on time, should it?
Always around when you least need them! This morning on the train a group of six ticket inspectors came through the carriage checking tickets and keeping the peace. After yesterday, is this a coincidence? Why can’t the train operators just face up to reality and put back one or two guards/inspectors on every train.
Aw hell, go away travelling for four weeks and what happens. Johnny Cash and Slim Dusty both dead, what else happened while I wasn’t looking?
Fun and games on the train this morning. A bunch of strung-out looking druggies were smashing the doors and each other, swearing and smoking, fighting either amongst themselves or with someone they didn’t like. Just as I was getting off at Huntingdale station, one of them decided to start hassling other passengers, asking for money and threatening to stab people. A long and fruitfull conversation with the police ensued, a call back later confirming that at least one of them is in custody for a later attempted robbery.
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.