Lost and found

November 29, 2018

I was reminded the other day that I needed to get a 404 page done. So far, I have just been letting Github Pages do its job and present a Page not found page whenever a visitor types in a faulty URL, hits a broken link, or in any other way ends up on a page that doesn't exist on this site.

From Grunt to Gulp

November 23, 2018

As a long time user of the Grunt task runner, I was finally pushed to make the switch to Gulp. It happened at my new employer Fiwe where they favor Gulp and Webpack over Grunt.

Github now supports HTTPS for custom domains

June 18, 2018

A while ago I wrote about adding HTTPS to Github Pages using Cloudflare. And it was a long overdue task of mine that’s been on my todo list for quite some time.

Migrating to HTTPS

May 15, 2018

In February, Google announced that beginning in July with the release of Chrome 68, their web browser will mark all HTTP sites as "not secure".

Running Jekyll on MacOS High Sierra

April 16, 2018

So it was time to show my blog a little affection – you know, a little housekeeping involving updating development dependencies and other stuff like checking that build commands still run as expected.

Tags with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

March 15, 2016

Coming from the Wordpress world, I'm used to easily work with tags and categories for blog posts. However, tags aren't supported out of the box in Jekyll. Here is a nice Ruby plugin that will do the trick. But since my blog is published using GitHub Pages, and GitHub Pages doesn't allow Ruby plugins, I can't use this.

Syntax highlighting for Jekyll

March 13, 2016

Reading code isn't always that easy, which is why syntax highlighting is a good idea.

As stated on GitHub Pages, you can use Rouge out of the box with Jekyll. In Jekyll 3 and above, Rouge is the default syntax highlighter and works for 60+ languages.

Development and production settings for Jekyll

March 13, 2016

As I installed Google Analytics, I wanted to keep it from tracking pages on my local development web server. I found this neat solution by David Elbe, which lets med keep development stuff apart from production stuff. On GitHub Pages, jekyll.environment is always set to production.

Birth of a Blog

February 21, 2016

Four years ago, around this time of the year, I acquired this domain after keeping watch for a few years to see if it would be available. I installed a Wordpress site, as I had managed a few Wordpress sites before.