About

So, the story of this site.

I used to write something like so in this spot:

This site is created by a Danish-American family living in sunny Copenhagen, Denmark

Still true. Only that I am the one doing it all by myself (one can always hope that more will join me) and it is not always that sunny.

I bought the domain name in June of 2001, and have been running sites under that name on and off ever since. I used all kinds of cheapo, lousy hosting until I—via Textpattern—arrived at TextDrive, being a VC200 and all. That ended, as we all know. After more mishaps with substandard hosts, I took the plunge into VPS and have not looked back.

As for software, it has been Textpattern, WordPress, Chyrp, and various attempts at homemade stuff in PHP as well as RoR.

Then, I wanted to jump on the Jamstack band wagon, and build the site in (mostly) Next.js with various data sources. However, in the long run it was overkill, so I moved on to a 100% static solution, built with Hugo.

“Found images” and “Remaindered” are both made in Tumblr.

The main photo gallery and the family photos are both statically created in jAlbum.

The very old family photos is an album exported from Aperture (RIP).

The site is hosted on Linode, running Ubuntu.