Bike Lane, noun. An optional strip of poorly maintained tarmac between the highway and the verge suitable for: 1. the storage of debris (especially sand, broken glass and organic matter) 2. overflow parking 3. testing of pothole designs 4. experimentation with unusually rough road surfaces. Definition (C) Copyright VicRoads 1989 - 2010.
Your call is very important to us. So important, in fact, we’ll continue to keep you on hold so that by the time you reach a real person your mood will have become as foul and black as satan’s stool sample.
Cribbed from http://theoatmeal.com/comics/customer_service
Quote from a conversation in the car:
That’d be either the Hairy Nosed Wombat, wombatus hirsutus, or the Combat Wombat, errr, the Common Wombat.
…oddly, there is a Melbourne band called Combat Wombat. Maybe not so odd after all, it does roll off the tongue quite well.
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.