A very tooth-oriented morning. Off to the dentist at 9 o’clock, to be poked, prodded, probed and polished. Tax and dentistry — I seem to get around to both of them shortly before heading off overseas on a holiday.
An hour later at work, Allan brought in his weekend’s masterpiece — a carrot cake decorated with fondant carrots. I just had to take its photograph before it was sacrified.
Just what I needed first thing on a Monday morning — to have to go to the dentist! I guess it was better than getting a toothache halfway through my holiday, which was bound to happen if I hadn’t gone. Discoverered again that local anaesthetic and motorbikes don’t mix, riding to work afterwards was a hassle with my balance not feeling quite right.
One of the worst parts of going to the dentist always seems to be the inane conversation or questions that you have to listen to while your mouth is wedged open and you can’t answer.
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.