In order to host my website, I’ve tried a number of different technologies over the years. Free webhost, free VPS, then a paid VPS, and finally my own Cubieboard at home. Now I’m trying hosting, and I’m very excited about it.

In an hour or so, a relatively experience github user can set this up. Here’s what I did:

  • set up
  • configure the repository to accept the domain
  • connect my domain host by changing DNS settings A and CNAME
  • locally install Jekyll on my Mac
  • run, test, and push to github
  • write this post to see that it works

For my next trick, I’d like to set up a photo gallery, and edit the about page to contain some personal info, like a list of publications, online references, favourite books and so on.

edit: I’ve set up my online photo albums on google photos. No cost, no limit, smart browsing. Like this