Ah Senator Alston, how do we love thee? Performing some much needed file cleanup I found a mystery script, all one line of it, pulling a couple of random words from a text file of so-called naughty words. Trivial, funny in a sad way. Must have written it long ago based on one of the myriad proposed lists of naughty words… especially since the hornorable mini-stir was Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 1998-2003.
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.