I've recently restarted my genealogical research efforts, to find out more about my family's history.
In many cases, especially people of Jewish-European origins, not much is known by the ones who stayed alive (20th century Europe has seen a lot).
Many archives are recent, and some German/Polish/Russian archives have only recently been scanned and digitized.
I thought I'd start building a Family Tree, and once I hit a dead end, start to look for clues online.Read More...
There are quite a few services out there that provide family trees, and I've decided to use them in combination.
As most of you have noticed, I (almost) always post on a Thursday.
This year, for the first time since 2009, New Year's Eve is on a Thursday!
So first of all Happy New Year everyone! Let's make this year kick 2015's ass!
I've decided to pick a few of the best (in my opinion) articles I've written this year. This is something I've never done before, but I think it's a good way of looking back at the year, and gaining better understanding as to what I've been dealing with (mostly technologically). so I came up with the following:
Continuing the WordPress to Jekyll series,
I've decided to give a few Jekyll tips that I've learned in the process of converting my website.
Jekyll serve at the speed of light
Over 5 years, I've written quite a few posts, over 500 posts.Read More...
To test Jekyll out (for development) you have to run the following command:However, with 500+ posts, it takes about 70-90 seconds to build, which is annoying if you're making small tweaks,
that take minutes to compile.
There's a cool little trick to make compilation happen a lot quicker, by limiting the number of posts:This will only compile the last 3 posts, which is enough for 99% of test cases anyways.
jekyll serve --limit_posts=3
The average compilation time with the limit_posts parameter is about 3-4 seconds.
This is a great trick especially if you have a bigger blog with 1000+ posts.
Since last week you may have noticed something different about the website.
Maybe it seems to load quicker, or it looks a tiny bit different, or perhaps you've noticed that the footer is much slimmer.
The reason is: KidsIL has once again been transformed!
After 5 years (felt longer) of having a WordPress blog, I've moved the blog to Jekyll!Read More...
This transformation is much more subtle than some previous phases this website has gone through, since the blog looks and acts almost the same as before.