The following are some notes I cribbed from the Audio/Visual forum of arstechnica.net’s openforums. My apologies to the original author, but the links on Arstechnica don’t exactly prompt you to link to original articles. I’ve got a stack of VHS tapes at home, no video player, and a vague wish to transfer them onto CD or a suitably large part of my harddisk….
Get at least a GOOD VCR, as that helps immensely with captures… SVHS ones are rather nice.
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.