A picture of me.

Tom Hodson

Maker, Baker Programmer Reformed Physicist RSE@ECMWF

Notes on building this site

The site is build by a github action based on the jekyll recommendation. I did this because I wanted to be able to use npm install like all the cool kids which lead to adding jekyll-node-module to the site to be able to copy things in from node_packages without committing it all to the repo.

The 3D outline rendered images on the projects pages are done with code from Omaha Shehata.

## Future There are a few plugins I’m thinking of adding:

  • jekyll-auto-image to simply choosing a representative image for a particular post.
  • I’d like to write a jekyll plugin for D2 diagrams. It doesn’t look too difficult.
  • I’m wondering if I should switch the rendering to use pandoc, I used pandoc in the past to convert my thesis to multiple output formats and I suspect it is now a more active project than jekyll itself, for example someone has already written a D2 pandoc filter.

There’s a good list of jekyll plugins here.