In His Name, the Most High
Okay, so after a lot of work, I managed to get my blog running using Octopress, Github Pages, Jekyll all cooked using Ruby and initially tested on a Vagrant. Including importing my old posts from Wordpress. This series of blog posts will show you how to do what I did, and hopefully you find it useful and valuable.
Now, before we start, there are a few things you will need to do, and indeed a few items of software you will require to accomplish this task. I provide a list of what you will need in terms of software below (please note that my tutorial will generally work on all operating systems, but the instructions that are OS specific will generally be for Mac OS X. I will try and provide snippets for commands on operating systems such as Windows users, Linux or BSD but, I may not always be able to guarentee that they will work, so please be aware of that caveat.
Now, onto what you will require.