Killring Rick Dillon's Weblog


I'm Rick, and Killring is a simple site where I post my writing. My daily thoughts and short posts are posted on Etherplex, my microblog. Killring is dedicated to essay-length writings, so posts are much less frequent and quite a bit longer than those on Etherplex.

I'm an Emacs user, which explain why I thought Killring was sort of a neat name for my blog. Back when I used a CMS for my site (Wordpress), I'd draft all my posts in Emacs and then cut-and-paste them into the web editor for my site, so every post passed through the Emacs kill ring. I mused one day that it might be neat to write a hook that detected really large kills in Emacs and automatically send them to my blog, effectively making the kill ring a blogging platform. I made this site instead.

Killring has always been a static site, generated from markdown posts that I draft in Emacs. It was powered by Octopress for quite a long time, but is now powered by Poole and Lanyon.