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Irene's Webpage

This site uses Jekyll and bibble to generate a static personal webpage complete with publications, research and news.

Note that all of the tools used to build this page are horribly out of date, but I'm never re-writing this webpage, so deal with it.


Most pages are just Markdown files that you can edit directly.

News Items and Blog Posts

For both long-form blog posts and short news updates, we use Jekyll's blogging system. To post a new item of either type, you create a file in the [_posts directory][postsdir] using the naming convention The date part of the filename always matters; the title part is currently only used for full blog posts (but is still required for news updates).

The file must begin with YAML front matter. For news updates, use this:

layout: post
shortnews: true

For full blog posts, use this format:

layout: post
title:  "Some Great Title Here"

And concoct a page title for your post. The body of the post goes after the --- in either case.

Building and Deploying

Note that Jekyll no longer supports Red Carpet markdown. To compile this webpage, install an older version of Jekyll.

The requirements for building the site are:

  • [ruby][]: use a package manager, e.g., with Macports sudo port install ruby
  • [rbenv][]: use a package manager, e.g., with Macports sudo port install rbenv
  • [Bundler][]: run gem install bundler
  • Jekyll: run gem install --version 3.8 jekyll
  • [Python][]: we're still using python 2.7, so install that. Macports sudo port install python27, then activate with sudo port selec --set python2 python27
  • [Pip][]: use package manager, e.g., with Macports sudo port install py27-pip, then activate with sudo port select --set pip pip27
  • Pybtex: run pip install pybtex
  • Jinja: run pip install Jinja2
  • bibble: included as a submodule. Because git is cruel, you need to use git clone --recursive URL or issue the commands git submodule init ; git submodule update to check out the dependency.
  • ssh and rsync, only if you want to deploy directly.

make compiles the bibliography and the website content to the _site directory. To preview the site, run `jekyll serve`` and head to

To upload a new version of the site via rsync over ssh, type make deploy.

If you use an alternative Python when building the bibliography, use make PYTHON=/path/to/python.


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