Why did I wake up so early again? The last three days I’ve slept really well, but this morning it was 3.35 am again, wide awake and listening to a loud annoying blackbird that decided to warble away until daylight. Five o’clock and the trains start, six o’clock and you can just start to hear the traffic on Warrigal road. Six thirty and I gave up and got up and had breakfast.
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.