About Spanner Wingnut's Muddleware Lab

Laboratory for experimental modification of web application features and functions before incorporating into anything serious. Disorganized and unkempt, just like the poor lad himself.

About the Author

  • Name: Dennis E. Hamilton
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, US
  • LinkedIn: orcmid
  • Twitter: @orcmid
Spanner Hexo Authoring Development
Customization and Operation of the Hexo Spanner authoring-folder for the Hexo-generated Spanner Wingnut blog

Hexo Landscape Theme Adaptation
Customization and Verification of the Hexo-installed default theme, Landscape

Live Hideout on Hexo Adoption
Orcmid’s Live HideOut blog posts on the adoption of Hexo for restoration of nfoCentrale, paralleling the migration to Spanner Wingnut’s Hexo generation.


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Banner Image
The red sky banner is derived from the photograph Heavenwards ©2015 Aenea-Jones.


  • 0.4.2 2017-11-29-16:18 The Hexo-generated wingnut is “live” with image support, customizations, and proper synchronization of only new/changed material on publishing updates.

  • 0.4.1 2017-10-29-10:06 As the first customization step, this “about” page is created in demonstration of how non-post pages are added to the site and determine what is needed to hook the page into the new Hexo-generated blog. The page is produced in a folder, using the Hexo asset-page model. The blog template does not integrate it without further customization.

  • 0.4.0 2017-10-25-17:57 First experimental post using Hexo-generated pages to an exploratory location that sits side-by-side with the previous blog posts, archives, and feeds. Initial effort is narrated on Orcmid’s Live Hideout under tag Hexo.

  • 0.3.0 2010-10-02-19:11 Last Post using Movable Type, with a proposed progression that was not pursued, Next Steps in the Laboratory.

  • 0.2.0 2010-05-23-13:26 Initial Post using Movable Type 4, attempting self-host generation and static pages for the nfoCentrale blogs, Moving to Movable Type.

  • 0.1.0 2010-05-01-01:39 Final post using Blogger, reporting on how all of the nfoCentrale Blogger-produced blogs are placed on hiatus, What, No Parachutes?. This was precipitated by Blogger withdrawing the FTP publishing option.

  • 0.0.0 2004-06-17-21:45 Inauguration as a Blogger-generated blog with pages published to orcmid.com via the Blogger FTP publishing option. The first post is at Inauguration.