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[Photo by Michelle Dwight.] Jashank Jeremy

Current State of Play

This site is hosted on a VPS from Octopus Computing in Sydney.

The site is built using Jekyll and a range of evil hacks written in Ruby for some semidynamic content generation.

The current style is look-14.01, codename ‘SIGURG’. I wanted to lighten and tidy up the page layout. The content fonts are Lato and TeX Gyre Pagella.

This version of the site (15.01.00) was (re)built at 2015-01-19 09:06:07 +1100.

HTML5 Powered with CSS3 / Styling, Graphics, 3D & Effects, and Semantics

Technical History

Mostly, I avoid using big hairy website engines (although I have had brief forays into Google Sites and Windows Spaces), and prefer to write my own code to generate and manage the sites, typically as a shell hack or with some nifty Perl.

In recent years, I’ve found John McFarlane’s Pandoc utility does wonders for these things, and I still use it as a Swiss-army knife of content format transformations.

This site, however, is brought together with the power and the glory of Tom Preston-Werner’s Jekyll transformer, to which I’ve also contributed.

From August 2012 to January 2013, this site was built with Bootstrap by Twitter, with icons from Glpyhicons Free (licensed under CC-BY 3.0).

Nowadays, it is transformed into a monster by Jekyll running on Ruby, with RVM.

Style History

The photos

We like our photography. We look for nice cameras and tend to use them a lot. Our photos have been taken with a range of cameras including a Sony Cybershot, an Olympus FE-210 then a FE-310 (by far the worst camera I’ve ever used), a Canon PowerShot SX20 IS, an Olympus E-PL1, an Olympus E-P3, as well as a pair of Huawei Ideos phones which take ‘all right’ pictures. I also have about five years experience with DSLRs – mostly with Canon EOS cameras, but I’ve used Olympus and Nikon DSLRs, too.

All of these photos I took or was very close to the person taking them, and these are all from the photo collection that my family has slowly been assembling since our first digital camera in 2003. Our photo collection sits on our media tank, and is something like 85GB in size. They were carefully trimmed with netpbm (and occasional help from Adobe’s Photoshop). Photograph information was extracted with exiftool, part of Perl’s Image::ExifTool module.