Is this useful? I guess it could be, rather than the myriad of web presences and individual icons that every site uses, to have one default icon used everywhere.
Once you’ve registered on http://www.gravatar.com/ you can upload assorted image icons, these can then be referenced from anywhere via a URL based on the MD5 hash of the email address:
echo -n email@example.com|md5sum See also: WPMonsterID :: Dammit Jim!
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.