GitHub pages is a great way to host a simple website or blog when you do not need dynamic pages, a database and logins. When you set it up it is hosted by the Github infrastructure and whenever you push changes to GitHub, a few seconds later the changes appear on you website. But in some cases it might be interesting to host your website yourself. This gives you more control of the webserver, you can use SSL (and you should) and you can use all sorts of plugins to add to your website. Besides that, this guide is a great introduction to building you Jekyll website on Digital Ocean.
Once in a while want to setup a new Raspberry Pi without the need to connect it to a display, keyboard or ethernet cable. The Raspberry Pi 3 and the recently introduced Raspberry Pi Zero W have an onboard wifi chip. This means it can run and connect to the internet without having an ethernet cable connected to it. I wrote this article mainly for myself so i can reproduce the steps, but figured this is probably useful to others.
Recently I became the owner of a Synology DS214+. Since my HTPC was running out of space and consuming a lot of power, a Nas with lots of storage seemed right. It was all self explanatory and after some research i was able to get NZBget, Sickbeard, Couchpotato and HTPC-Manager running exactly the way i wanted. Next i wanted Pushover notifications!
As mentioned in my first post, i had some second thoughts about the color scheme used for this blog. It turns out i am not satisfied with it. The turquoise color i used before just didn’t do the trick for me. I wanted a bright color that was an eye-catcher but not too much distracting and still have a ‘mature’ feeling.
Inspired by the Cerulean bootswatch theme inversed navbar, the new color turned out to be
#094e95. I always liked the inversed Navbar in the Cerulean theme but had never used it. I considered using it for my HTPC-Manager project, but never did.
Also i found a way to truncate the post content on the index page so i can use a ‘read more’ link.