A bad start to the day. A car was stopped in the middle of the freeway with hazard lights on and a two metre chunk of timber stuck through the windscreen. As I went past, the ambulance was just departing — a sobering ride the rest of the way to work.
Get to work, check the email. A message on teamRC17. One of the guys died a couple of weeks ago in a collision with a car, his brother just sent us an email to let us know.
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.