Will I, won’t I… to ride the motorbike or not… My arm is probably up to it, but only if all of Melbourne’s motorists behave themselves and nobody does anything stupid in front of me. Chances of that with slightly wet roads, not high enough. So its back on the trains and buses.
Sitting in an empty shiny train, I took a picture of it, one of the stupid things that is easy to do with a digital camera.
I finally sat down and attacked the old pile of 5¼” floppy disks this evening, albeit not very successully. Most of them are unlabelled, there’s a mix of DSDD, DSHD and even some SSSD disks in there, some were written by MS-DOS, some were written by Flex. I managed to read most of the 1.2M and some of the 360k MS-DOS floppies.
Other success story of the day was getting the sound working again on wyvern, the modules that need to be loaded are, in order: soundcore, sound, ac97_codec and es1371.
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.