One can run into some cataclysmic errors trying to setup and deploy an Octopress account. Personally, I kept raking new themes from Github to my Octopress account and finally, my blog broke. In order to keep the same url, I deleted my Github repository and recreated an Octopress account.
Things I learned
$ subl .
This saves so much time. The code snipped will open the entire current directory in your terminal.
Now, things are going well and I begin to play with some HTML, CSS and JS code. I stumbled upon this gold nugget. Sweet animated clouds here.
...and a tutorial to recreate animated clouds by the author here.
It was loads of fun messing with the CSS and JS source code and I manipulated the code into this:
Sweet. Thanks to my fellow Flatiron students who helped me along the way!