I don’t know what I want to say, how I’m feeling, its all just a bit numbing.
Bushfires are a normally just a part of the Australian summer, eucalypts and the bush burn. On this scale though, and with all this warning so many deaths?
Two weeks ago Melbourne’s weather set a record for three days in a row over 43 °C, then on Saturday another record with the hottest day ever at 46.
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.