Adding a new blog to my website

Posted on 02 June 2019

This is the first post in the new blog section of my website. I added this section mainly to archive various bits and pieces from elsewhere on the internet, and also for the occasional times when I feel the need to write about something.

Here’s a few more details about how it works. The site is hosted on GitHub Pages, which includes built-in support for a tool called Jekyll. Jekyll takes posts written in the Markdown text format, applies a template writtem in specially annotated HTML, and produces a static website containing your content. I’ve also been using this to generate the project pages of the site, and now it generates a blog too. The Liquid template features also let the blog be more integrated into the rest of the site, for example generating links to related posts on other pages, and showing a nice preview of the latest posts on the homepage.

The next challenge is to try and export some of the content from my old student blog on Tumblr, which is no longer publically accessible, and automatically convert it into posts for this blog. After that, I’ll probably forget to post anything here for years…

Posted on 02 June 2019