Its a Friday, crap customer service from not one, but two different companies.
Ascension Records 1, Australia Post nil Three weeks ago I bought a CD boxed set from Ascension Records, two days later the purchase appeared on my credit card and I thought no more about it. Yesterday my VISA bill arrived and I thought the CD was taking a bit long so I called them up, yep, ordered on the 2nd, shipped on the 8th.
Bravely they entered Ikea, a place where many have ventured, but few have kept their cool after being herded, sheep-like, round vast and twisty passages… We survived, and even found a suitable thing to put the TV on, no longer must it sit on the temporary table, as it as done for the last eleven months!
Many jokes have been made about flat-packed furniture and “easy-to-follow” instructions. Very boring, I found them easy to follow.
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.