A replacement for wyvern.
Its first incarnation was as a Shuttle PIV1, transferred in September 2011 to an i7 mini tower from BudgetPC.
Purchased with a 1TB system drive and 2TB extra drive it has now evolved to something with a 250G SSD boot disk and a zfs pool of 2x1TB and 2x2TB drives – although due to wiring problems that second set is 1x2TB until I get a round tuit.
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.