Every summer I see them whirling around the bushes at work – Blue flower wasp – but they never seem to sit still for long and I have rarely been able to get close enough for a photo – I’m also a little wary of getting too close to any wasp! Late this afternoon I saw that this one had landed on the lawn in the back garden and was walking around very slowly, slowly enough that I could get up close and take a photo with my phone.
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.