Yesterday evening we finally got to try out the barbecue in the park — after nearly getting killed buying sausages! A strange coin-operated device, I don’t know why they bother with the overhead of maintaining them and collecting the coins, when a single 20c coin lasted long enough to cook our entire meal! Apart from having to chase away someone’s dog while we cooked, it all made a pleasant change from dinner at home.
So many car doors, so few motorists with brains.
There we were, riding up Swan street on the way home. Suddenly Jo yells out “lookout,” I scream out “Door!” Yep, both passengers in the taxi (Victorian registration M-####) had decided that sitting in the lane of stationary traffic was enough, so without indicating, pulling over to the side of the road, or obeying any other form of road laws, they’d just thrown open both left-hand doors and got out.
8:40 am riding along Atherton Rd through Oakleigh, I had just left the traffic lights at the shops and had a two-tonne van overtaking me. A taxi (Victorian registration; M-####) pulled head-on into a parallel parking space, leaving at least a foot of his car sticking out into the traffic, as I drew alongside to ovetake, the driver threw open the door and stepped out without looking. The van to my right had to swerve to avoid hitting the door, I had slid to a stop inches from the driver and yelled.
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.