Its amazing how much wildlife there is around the suburbs, hidden away in the trees and bushes — wildlife that only comes out at night, or when everything is quiet and all the people have gone away. This is the second time in a fortnight that I’ve seen an owl, or as I discovered once I uploaded the photo from my camera, two owls1!
At first I thought these were boobook owls, an identification that one semi-knowledgeable person confirmed.
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.