Raghav Toshniwal

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Blogging with version control

I use git to maintain this website. Aside from the usual awesomeness of having version control, I found another nice way to use git for blogging.

I am working on a super secret project that would most likely not see the light of day. My own version of Vapourware if you may. I am also blogging about it as I go. Mostly because documenting something as it happens is fun. Everything for my super secret project is on a different branch, which I could merge to the website if the project is successful or kill the branch if it tanks.

So much fun.

Update February 6, 2016

While digging through some git history, I stumbled upon the git repository of git. Obviously, I had to dig up the first git commit. Have a look:
https://github.com/git/git/commit/e83c5163316f89bfbde7d9ab23ca2e25604af290

“git” can mean anything, depending on your mood.

  • random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a mispronounciation of “get” may or may not be relevant.
  • stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the dictionary of slang.
  • “global information tracker”: you’re in a good mood, and it actually works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
  • “goddamn idiotic truckload of sh*t”: when it breaks

Linus Torvalds

Adds new meaning to

git init