Following a bouncing ball from Aaron Davis' Read Write Collect to Hacking an Ontario Extend Visited Countries Map I found myself looking at the URL for a map of the world and countries visited. I’ve had the list in my “where” page for ages – although I also just realised that I’d left off Malaysia after our trip to Borneo a couple of years ago.
So where next? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you….
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.