Hungry Minds

Food for thought

A collection of book summaries, notes, reflections, experiments, and lessons learned.

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How to Customize a Jekyll Theme

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This guide outlines how to fully customize your Jekyll site. It includes all the common changes that are typically made, such as how to use your own custom domain name when hosting your Jekyll site on GitHub Pages, to more complicated changes to the look of your site.

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Work Smarter with Speed Reading: A Teach Yourself Guide by Tina Konstant Book Summary

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I first came across speed reading many years ago while browsing for books at the library. Work Smarter with Speed Reading: A Teach Yourself Guide by Tina Konstant was one of the books that I came across that had the most comprehensive information on speed reading. Every speed reading resource that I have come across since then offers the same advice found in this book, which are found in the summary below.

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The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason Book Summary

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The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason is a classic book on personal finance. I first read this book while in the middle of university, and since graduating, the advice given in this book has proven to be valuable. This book presents timeless personal financial advice in the form of fictional parables that take place in ancient Babylon. It’s a very short read, with much of the advice condensed in the summary below.

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The Ultimate Guide to Managing a Personal Website or Blog with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

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I first discovered Jekyll and GitHub Pages in my second last year of university. During that time, I was looking to learn how to code in order to pursue a career in software development. I read that Jekyll and GitHub pages were a good platform to start your personal website or blog on. However, being new to this, I was intimidated and confused by all the resources that I came across.

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