Welcome to my blog24 February 2015
Welcome to my blog on networking and more!
My name is Fredy Neeser (pronounced “Freddy”; my last name sounds like “Leser” in German) and I live with my family near Zurich, Switzerland.
In my blog, I will address various issues and findings regarding open-source and networking technologies, including network virtualization, SDN and OpenStack. I decided to start my own technical blog to facilitate interactions with open-source communities.
Motivated by Scott Lowe’s recent blog migration story, my new blogging infrastructure is based on Jekyll/Lanyon and hosted on github pages. I greatly appreciate Scott’s tips and helpful advice on how to get going with Markdown and Jekyll/Lanyon.
One area I had some difficulties with is how to create nicely displayed figures from my Markdown sources without resorting to in-line HTML. Jekyll/Lanyon’s support for embedding images is pretty basic. However, I wanted support for “responsive” figures with clickable URLs, captions and means to resize and center the images.
By putting together some helpful tips from the Wild Web, I ended up with an easy-to-use solution for figures in Jekyll. Here’s a demo:
I plan to describe my support for figures in an upcoming post.
After playing around with Jekyll for some time, I’m about to get ready for my first technical post.
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