mt. solitary #
Welcome to Mt. Solitary, Clinton Boys' digital garden. Feel free to explore. A good entrypoint to understand what exactly this site is about is my note on digital gardens, or my note on Zettelkasten. The site consists of a selection of my personal notes that I have tagged as public. The site is full of links; most are internal, and external links are marked with a clear symbol.
Important pages #
About the name #
Mt. Solitary (known by the indigenous inhabitants of the area as Korowal, which was also the name of my primary school) is a mountain in the Blue Mountains region of Australia, where I grew up, and I have always liked the name for a place where my thoughts and ideas can be stored online. For two years (2019-20) I managed this site as a more traditional blog with fortnightly and then monthly posts, but I think it works more naturally in this looser format.
I write my notes in org mode using emacs, specifically the org-roam package, export them to Markdown and serve with Hugo. This theme is a customised version of the hugo-book theme by Alex Shpak called korowal. The site is served through Vercel’s excellent free hosting.
There is a more detailed post about the stack behind this site here.