Lunch spent under the trees in one of the university courtyards, the almost summer heat and blustery wind makes everything smell of dust and eucalyptus — the Australian bush in suburbia.
Global warming or just an unusually hot spring? Who knows, the aussie government is stuck somewhere in the 1950s, so they should be able to analyse the historical data! As for the rest of us, we just have to live here.
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.