Or so it seemed anyway. This morning’s newspaper contained a one page article on half of the remaining Ramones — Marky Ramone, the drummer. Tales of infighting, hatreds, partying. Do I want to know it, or will it diminish the cartoon-like mysticism of the band? One, Two, Three, Four… — what more is needed for an introduction? One magnificent quote made me chuckle:
Sure, there was Iggy and the Stooges, the MC5, but those bands played slow songs,…
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.