T-shirt preservation project: Red Hot Chilli Peppers OK, time for stage one. What do you do with all your favourite old t-shirts? Are they destined to be completely ephemeral, worn for a few years while fashionable (or unfashionable), then to be lobbed into the void or the rag-bag for all eternity? Or do we seek to preserve them in some unnatural way, a practical garment rendered impractical by being treated as something more than mere clothing?
Trouty asked, so here they are! The Deadly Treadly T-shirts from 1995 to 1999 — or at least the ones that I bought, before I decided that there were too many t-shirts in my life. There’s also a whole bunch of old maps and brochures to be scanned, some much worse for wear after four or five days on the road and four or five years in the spare room. 1995 Easter…
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.