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Should I No Longer Hyde From a Jekyll Server?

After months of hard work, I'm proud to say I'm improving my skills with Github Pages and Github Actions. Thanks to ChatGPT, I now know how to run Jekyll on my local Linux machine like Github Pages. Now, it's time to celebrate with a New Years party!

Celebrating My Newfound Jekyll Skills with a New Year's Party!

By Michael Levin

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Wow, what an amazing few days, weeks and even months of work. Things are really poppin’. That is, they’re coming more naturally and easy for me. That whole 10 years or 10,000 hours thing only just barely makes the point given the largeness of the subject-matter you’re trying to master.

I do so much Github Pages these days, waiting for the static site to be generated and using up what I learned to be a finite number of Github Actions. So let’s ask ChatGPT:

How do you run jekyll on your local linux machine to be like Github pages?

To run Jekyll on your local Linux machine and have it be like GitHub Pages, you will need to follow these steps:

Install Ruby and the Jekyll gem on your machine:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ruby-full build-essential
gem install jekyll bundler

Create a new Jekyll project:

jekyll new myproject
cd myproject

Start the Jekyll server:

bundle exec jekyll serve

Open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:4000 to view your Jekyll site.

If you want to make changes to your site, you can edit the files in the myproject directory and the changes will be automatically reflected in the browser when you refresh the page.

When you are ready to deploy your site to GitHub Pages, you can follow the instructions at https://docs.github.com/en/github/working-with-github-pages/creating-a-github-pages-site to set up a new repository for your site and push your code to it. GitHub Pages will then build and deploy your site automatically.

Okay, keep that in mind. I have a New Years party I’m going to shortly.