First Post

27 Mar 2017 . Category: Random

This is my first post, just testing it out. Initial thoughts: Front page looks good, but the centre alignment looks bad on individual blog posts (update: sort of fixed).

The site is hosted on Github and is powered by Jekyll. To set up, I created a repository with a fork of personal-jekyll-theme and aded a CNAME file in the root with my www domain. Other than that, I just needed to then create CNAME record pointing to git and A records(x2) at my domain registrar. I’ll probably hack about with this theme a bit.

The posts are constructed in markdown, which should be great. I’ve put some tests below to see how stuff renders. In theory, it should all just work, but we’ll see how it goes.

Not sure how often I’ll post, probably very infrequently and it’s likely to be tech or finance related.

Markdown Format Tests

Here is an inline and a list:

  • one
    • sub one
    • sub two
    • sub three
  • two
  • three

Padding issue there on the last sub list item. Probably wont use anyho…

See if repeated 0. substitutes in numbers

  1. one
  2. two
  3. three

Yay. Lets try indentation:


page separator

A picture of monkey:
monkey magic

Hmm, need to think of some more markdown that I might want to use…


Iain Benson is a real person and not a grassy plant viking. He lives in Scotland. In his spare time, Iain likes tinkering with his Raspberry Pi, going for long walks and drinking wine. Preferably all at the same time.