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Creating a simple tab control in Jekyll

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A include-able fragment to build a simple tab control in a Jekyll page. Simple and flexible, can be adopted easily to other static page generators.

This is HTML/CSS/Javascript only, and should work for any static site generator with an include feature similar to Jekyll’s.

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Cygwin and ZSH - Delete, Home and End keys

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Under certain configurations, the Home, End and Delete keys will insert arbitrary characters (in most cases, the tilde symbol) when using the popular ZSH under Cygwin.

This is caused by a wrong or missing keyboard configuration and easy to fix by adding a few lines to the .zshrc.


Embedding YouTube videos in Jekyll

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A include-able fragment that allows to embed youtube videos by video ID. The video will be sized properly to the available width using CSS only. No Javascript or other dependencies needed.

This is HTML/CSS only, should work for any static site generator with an include feature similar to Jekyll’s.

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Visiting Mahon

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Mahon / Menorca
Mahon / Menorca

Mahón is the capital city of the Menorca, the 2nd largest of the balearic islands, located in the mediterranean sea.

It’s a beautiful small town on the shore of one of the largest natural harbours in the world with a length of more than 3km.

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What we currently know about season 8

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Game of Thrones Season 7 has seen its final just ab it over two weeks ago, but fans are already talking a lot about season 8.

The premiere of season 8 is still at least one year away, but a lot is already known about the final season that will bring everthing to an end.

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The Light of the Seven

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Game of Thrones fans will instantly recognize this song. It is from the famous intro scene of the sixth season’s final episode The winds of Winter. The song’s name is Light of the Seven and its composer is Ramin Djawadi.

It’s popular among youtubers as material to cover and has been covered even by large orchestras. The song received much praise, even outside the Game Of Thrones continuum.

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The beauty of Sardinia

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The marina in Porto Cervo
The marina in Porto Cervo

I recently spent some time in the mediterranean, visiting places I’ve never been before in my life - the islands of Sardinia, which belongs to Italy, and the neighbouring French Corsica.

Even though the two islands are close neighbours, separated by the only 11 kilometers (a little under 7 miles) wide Strait of Bonifacio, they are very different…

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Jekyll personal FAQ

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This is a list of questions (and answers) I stumbled over while designing this site. It is by no means a complete list and will most likely cover topics that are already documented elsewhere. I found many answers on stackoverflow questions tagged with Jekyll and links are given when still available. As almost always with such matter, stackoverflow is the #1 resource for such questions.

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Build simple galleries with Jekyll

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Building simple galleries using includes and Jekyll YAML data files.

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Publishing on GitHub

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GitHub is not only the largest developer community on the net, they also offer lots of free services. Code repositories for free Open Source project are one thing, web hosting for simple static web sites another one. People might be curious whether such simple hosting without PHP, Java, Python or even a database really works.
It really depends on your needs, but I think, for the majority of simple blogs and/or personal homepages that are nowadays using Wordpress, it should work well.

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