There’s not much to say about an IBM laptop — even one that’s made by IBM. Black, portable, provided by work at no cost to myself, it gets the job done.
A Pentium III, 256M of RAM, 10G of disk. I think there are two dud pixels on the LCD, glowing like little red eyes from the black background. There also seems to be a CMOS problem, since most of the time after I turn it off, when it comes back on again I have to reset the time and date.
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.