Dan claims that on every Intrepid trip he takes there will be a poetry challenge on one day. Today is the day, and the theme is the yak. A limerick is hardly befitting such a solemn beast, however, here’s my contribution to the arts:
I met a hairy black yak,
In appearance, a shaggy old sack.
I approached the wrong end,
In an attempt to befriend…
…and ended up flat on my back.
Off to the wilds of Northcote, up over the river, into the wilderness to the north of the Eastern freeway. Searching… searching… for 250 High Street and the Wild Yak café.
A banquet for 10, good food, good company, good conversation.
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.