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Welcome to my blog. This is mainly about IT, information management and Cyber Security with occasional forays into general technology, science and maybe even politics and beliefs.

I welcome feedback on this site and its content. Please use the contact form if you spot anything amiss with the site and use Disqus to talk about any of the articles.

There are 299 pages currently on this site. 235 blog posts, 58 knowledgebase pages, 6 about pages and 0 project pages.

Latest posts and knowledgebase articles

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, markdown, kramdown

How to create a page toc

If you want to generate a table of contents list (toc) for a markdown file, you can use the native Kramdown feature.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, disqus

Add Disqus to Jekyll pages

Example code to add to every page as a footer to enable the Disqus comments service.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Variable Filters

A comprehensive list of filters available to modify/format Jekyll variables.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Tags

This is a list of tags that can be used in Jekyll.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll and Liquid reference information

Some reference sites and links for Jekyll and Liquid.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of pages in a given folder

The following code automatically generates a list of pages that exist in a given folder.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of collection documents

The following code automatically generates a list of collection documents. It assumes that the collection uses output: true and optionally includes a collection title and description defined in the _config.yml configuration file.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, github, github pages

List of problems and issues with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

While sites generated using GitHub pages can use Jekyll to enhance them, there are some limitations and, it seems, a number of problems.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll default variables

These are the default attributes (variables) that you get with each part of the Jekyll domain.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, hugo, static site generators

Alternate static site generators to Jekyll

Jekyll is built on Ruby which is a pain to work with on Windows. It also doesn’t match my chosen development language of JavaScript. Here are some possible alternatives to Jekyll along with some strengths and weaknesses.


📖 Kb | 📎 Windows | 🔖 support, bitlocker, win10

BitLocker issues and fixes

BitLocker allows you to fully encrypt drives. It can be enabled so that it protects drives before boot. It also allows administrative recovery keys. However, sometimes it can go wrong.


📖 Kb | 📎None | 🔖None

Hugo Cloud Deployment with Netlify

Netlify is a great cloud-based hosting and CDN service. It has great support for Hugo and other static site builders and is easily integrated into cloud-based GIT services. This makes deployment and updates a snap.

On this page, we list a few snippets of information that help us remember how to do things.

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📖 Kb | 📎None | 🔖None

Hugo Benefits and Issues

A discussion of Hugo vs Jekyll and WordPress.


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging | 🔖None

Switching from WordPress to Hugo

I’ve been fed up with the speed of WordPress for years but haven’t had the time to learn how to properly switch to an alternative. Until I discovered Hugo!


📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 node-red

Easily search for contributed nodes on the Node-RED Flows site

Excellent work has been done to make sure that new nodes are discoverable. Here is a quick way to easily search from your browser.