My website, an agglomerative mess, probably half-eaten by a gru

## $0.98,$1.16, $1.25,$1.39, Bingo!

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2005

Cryptic numbers? No, its the price of petrol a year, a month, a day ago, and then today. You’d almost think that petrol rationing was about to start. Riding to work this morning there’s chaos at the first petrol station — still \$1.25/litre — and motorists queueing at all the pumps and out onto the road. Then ride up to the corner of North and Clayton roads where, bizarrely, the two outlet that face each other often have wildly different prices.

## Journal for [2003-01-31 Fri]

Friday, Jan 31, 2003

Friday, work goes crazy, petrol prices go up. The latter happens every Friday, the former, only on the Fridays near to the start of semester.

# …The Owner

There’s not much more I can add to who I am.

# …The Site

Vanity site? Technology experiment? Learning tool? Blog? Journal? Diary? Photo album? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you…

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.

Its all been here a fairly long time. Like the papers on my desk, or the books on the bedside table, the pile just grew… and it all grew without much plan or structure. I try not to break URLs, so historical oddities abound.

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.

# …The ISP

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