As part of a class, I’m establishing a web presence and trying to be a bit more visible, sorta. Here’s a recipe, of sorts:

  • request web hosting account via $DEPARTMENT services page
  • try pico cms - total failure
  • try grav cms - ok for one page, child pages don’t work
  • begin to get suspicion that modern cms’s are created by developers so they don’t have to get in fights with sysadmins over apache configs
  • notice that $PROFESSOR uses jekyll for a nicely-formatted blog
  • install jekyll, read and be confused by jekyll instructions
  • realize that $DISTRO’s jekyll version is a major and several minor versions behind
  • realize that $DISTRO doesn’t provide set alternatives for ruby
  • make correct symlinks in /usr/bin for ruby and gem, like some kind of barbarian
  • install jekyll and deps via gem install
  • finally jekyll new seems to do the thing I expect it to do
  • oh, great, time to learn markdown