Switched from Jekyll to WordPress .. Again ..

Yup, I did it again. I switched from Jekyll to WordPress, again. Every now and then I get the urge to migrate my sites from WordPress to Jekyll. Most of the times I think it will be faster and more secure. And to a certain degree I think that is true. Because of the static pages Jekyll creates no…

Goofing around with my drone

You know that feeling? You just got a new tool or new hobby and want to tell everybody about it. And so did I. I told everybody about it, even my personal trainer, Max and my physiotherapist, Martijn. I even told them that I would bring it around the next time I visited. And a promise is a promise….

MySQL database replication

For our home I wanted to create a good and stable DNS infrastructure. I could’ve gone with the default router-based DNS service, but I wanted something different. I had a couple of wishes and demands for my DNS infrastructure: It has to be fast and reliable It should be something different than BIND Editing via web interface and command-line…

How to disable WiFi on Sonos

In our new home I wanted to connect everything with wired connections, or at least as much as possible. Last night I connected our Sonos speakers with shielded FTP (why is a completely different story). #How it is done See for the long answer the site bsteiner.info. Go to “about my sonos system” Find the IP address in the…

Your Kickstarter pledges in a Jekyll site

For our family website I wanted to create a page that contained all my pledges on Kickstarter. Since I couldn’t find the right plugin for Jekyll I created it myself. It was my first try with Ruby, so perhaps some things aren’t as good as they can be. If you spot things like that, please let me know. ##What…

Removing ghost e-mails from Smart Mailboxes

Apple’s Mail on OSX has a really nice feature called Smart Mailboxes. this feature creates a folder in which all mails that fit a specific set of conditions. I have several of these Smart Mailboxes. One of them shows all messages that contain ‘smart home’ somewhere in the message and are still unread. But once in a while my…

Building Nokogiri on El Capitan

Last week I couldn’t generate one of my websites with Jekyll. After some research I noticed that it was complaining about Nokogiri. I had the problem before, but I didn’t document it well enough so I had to troubleshoot the whole process again. It seems that everytime I have an update, security or not, compiling of Nokogiri goes wrong….

Check the readability of a post before posting

As I mentioned earlier I really like the things that the Yoast SEO plugin does for WordPress for search engine optimization (SEO). One of those things is the readability check. Yoast checks each article you write for its readability, in other words: Is your article easy to read? You are writing for your readers, are you not? I slightly…

Jekyll SEO from a rake task

I really like the things that the Yoast SEO plugin does for WordPress for search engine optimization (SEO). With it you can check your posts on various things in your post that a search engine keeps into consideration. I was missing this functionality in Jekyll, until I came across the Jekyll SEO tool from Brett Hardin. The script itself…

Jekyll conversion of Halcyonic

For a dutch blog I was searching for a nice template. Since I’m recently switched from WordPress to Jekyll it had to be a Jekyll template. Soon I realized that I could use a Jekyll ready template, but I could also convert a generic template. So, that’s what I did. I converted a template from HTML5 UP, named “Halcyonic”….

Finally, another post

Finally, there’s another post from me. It took a while. And to be honest, I wasn’t really planning on writing on There is more than IT, but since I migrated the site from WordPress to Jekyll I thought it would be good to write something. In the years that I have been blogging I used various systems and sites…

First PowerShell post

I wanted a place to put up my PowerShell (and perhaps other stuff). So, here it is 🙂 Watch this site for more information while it develops. If you want to see more PowerShell/PowerCLI scripts, check out VMGuru for my PowerShell Friday

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