Hello World!

My first post, just a test

May 3, 2021

Hello World!

So here it is, my first blog post. More likely than not this particular post will have a short life, and I’ll delete it once I create my first hIgH quAliTy blog post. I have used markdown a little bit before, mostly for making hastily thrown together README files for repos that I never made public anyway. It seems pretty intuitive to use so far. Let’s test some features.


Big fan of itemization. Thankfully with markdown this is easy to do and make pretty:

  • For example, this is the first item of a list.
  • This is the second.


I don’t imagine I’ll be integrating code too often, but perhaps I’ll make some simple tutorials in the future for libraries I like/workflows I find useful.

Here’s some Python code:

def funky(x):
    return str(x) + 'is a funky monkey'

# will a comment show up?

Does Julia syntax work?

function julia_funk(x)
    x = "funkalicious"

# julia comment
x = julia_funk(6)


So Jekyll uses a markdown parser called kramdown, which supports MathJax. In theory I can render \(\) stuff like so:

\[ -\frac{\hbar^2}{2m}\nabla^2\Psi = i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\Psi \\ \]


Okay final test for now. Let’s insert a big picture of my face. And then figure out how to make it less big later.

Turns out it made the picture the perfect size. This is all working so well so far!

I’m currently building the site locally and viewing it in the browser using a Jekyll server inside a docker thing… I just followed some tutorials and set it up. Once I push the changes this should be reflected on the live site.