This silly site is built using Pelican, created with TextMate & CodeKit, and served by NGINX running on Debian at DigitalOcean. Writing is done in Byword or micro and typically marked-up with Textile. Responsive imagery is generated and moved to S3 with a bespoke tool lovingly written in Python1.
Photographs are captured onto black and white film using a beloved 1960s Diana No. 151 camera. The exposed rolls are processed in the kitchen sink with HC-110 developer2, EcoPro stop & fixer, Kodak Photo-Flo (an unsung hero), and hung in the shower to dry. The resulting negatives are scanned with an Epson Perfection V750 Pro controlled by the wonderful VueScan, the inevitable dust is removed in Photoshop, any adjustments are made in Lightroom Classic, and then the raw digital remnants are sent off to BackBlaze while the film is sleeved in a plastic sheet, clipped into a binder, and shoved onto the shelf behind me.
Various syndication feeds from this site are available:
- All content in RSS or Atom.
- Only things in RSS or Atom.
- Only pictures (excluding those accompanying things) in RSS or Atom.
And, finally, please feel free to contact me for any reason.
The source code will likely be offered publicly quite soon All is being rewritten in Crystal as a new fascination has been born.
2 HC-110 is mixed for one-shot at Dilution H (~1:63) as this solution provides fondness via longer development times and a far more gentle process.