I don’t normally get that far through the newspaper in the mornings; front page up to the end of the world news, then in the evenings start from the back and read the comics and the quizzes. This morning the obituary caught my eye — Eric Newby. 1919 — 2006, from steam trains and tall ships to the twenty-first century, and authored some fascinating books of his times and travels.
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.