Poath road gentrification Late afternoon found me sitting in the sun at the corner of Poath road and Rosella streets in Murrumbeena, just up the road from where I first lived in Melbourne ten years ago. I should have bought a house here then, or even a flat, its become all trendy and gentrified now.
Two cafés with tables out on the footpath, the old video-game parlour closed and mysterious purple curtains over the windows.
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.