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How to create this website

Allllright, here is a quick note on how I put together this website, because I will probably forget half of it and then, in a few months, wonder what in the world I was doing (just like any good programmer).

With Ruby installed one can run the following to install bundler and jekyll

$ gem install jekyll bundler

Now that we got that out of the way, we can start to create a mwa. The following two files are essential:

Gemfile (called Gemfile)

source "https://rubygems.org"
gem "eleven-theme"
gem "webrick", "~>1.7.0"


theme: eleven-theme

And optionally we can already put a landing page inside, written in markdown, called index.md

layout: home
Hello World!

Once those are safely tucked into a folder we are ready to call

$ bundle install

to install whatever our gemfile says. Then all that is left to do to view the site locally is to call

$ jekyll s 

In case this complains about the versions installed on your system try with

$ bundle exec jekyll s --trace