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My Blog

My blog.


git clone 
cd blog
bundle install

Then navigate to


Contributions, such as typo corrections or bug reports, are very welcome! Feel free to open an issue or make a pull request to the master branch. All blog posts are written in Markdown in the source/blog/ directory, which gets deployed automatically by Travis CI when a pull request is merged. See Server Setup below.


Creative Commons License

This work by Ash Furrow is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Code I've written is licensed under MIT. Other components such as Bootstrap or the original blog theme have their own licenses.


Thanks to the following people and projects:

Photo Credits

All banner (full-width) images on the site are my own unless they link to an external source. I release my photos under the same license as this blog; the licenses of others' work vary.

I'd like to thank the following contributors.

Photo Photographer
Main banner on Portfio. Andrey Tochilin
"Software" banner on Portfolio. Nick Simmons
Education image on Portfolio Pete O'Shea
Community image on Portfolio Paul Hudson
Recent blog post header backgrounds Cloudy Conway (license) and Crooked Cosmos (CC0)

Server Setup

The site is served from GitHub Pages, but with RSS feeds served through S3 via CloudFlare's CDN. After deploying to the gh-pages branch, Cloudflare's cached content is invalidated.


Search is done using lunrjs through the middleman-search plugin. In summary:

Or check out this blog post.