Its taken me forever to create a blog, mostly because I didn’t like all of the blogging platforms out there. But I recently learned about Jekyll and Github Pages, which seemed like the perfect solution for a coder like me.

To put the pieces together, I followed the directions from cwoebker’s blog, including heavily copying his layout (eventually I’ll give it some unique styling …). In addition, he had a great post on including latex, a feature I will definitley want to use for some of my technical notes. An example:

#### The Lorentz Equations

```
\[
\begin{aligned}
\dot{x} & = \sigma(y-x) \\
\dot{y} & = \rho x - y - xz \\
\dot{z} & = -\beta z + xy
\end{aligned}
\]
```