Dan claims that on every Intrepid trip he takes there will be a poetry challenge on one day. Today is the day, and the theme is the yak. A limerick is hardly befitting such a solemn beast, however, here’s my contribution to the arts:
I met a hairy black yak,
In appearance, a shaggy old sack.
I approached the wrong end,
In an attempt to befriend…
…and ended up flat on my back.
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.