Just fork the repo, configure and customize, then push it back up for GitHub Pages.
I’ve seen more and more people jump ship from Jekyll due to performance. Paul Robert Lloyd migrated over to Eleventy, even I’m contemplating something else. Interestingly enough, the static site generator comparisons mostly have to do with developer ergonomics because they all essentially do the same thing: output static HTML.
One of the tradeoffs of using a static site generator like Jekyll is not having scheduled posts. Sure you can add a date in the future, but static means exactly that, there’s no dynamic part to find and compare dates and times. Without complex hacks, I hadn’t found an easy way to do scheduled posts with Jekyll. That is, until now.
Parker Moore joined the show to talk with Adam about blogging for hackers with Jekyll and GitHub Pages.