It seemed like a good idea at the time… If we’re going to be riding in the Alps next month, Jo thought she should have a little hill riding as training. Over a beer or two last night Evan mentioned that he hadn’t ridden up Mount Donna Buang for some time, and what a great ride it is at this time of year, especially with the Warburton-Healesville road being closed over winter.
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.