Bill Seitz notes that Instapaper can’t grab the meatier plaintext from Markdown files on GitHub. I’ve noticed that GitHub doesn’t seem to play nice with other services at all. It breaks the WordPress bookmarklet I use (to write this post, for example). No idea why. Is it a bug or a deliberate thing?
Very interesting talk from GitHub’s Zach Holman on how the company’s decentralized culture is evolving as it grows.
My software is more or less like Cthulhu. Normally dead and at the bottom of the sea, but occasionally stirring and throwing out a languid tentacle to drive men’s minds insane. (Or at least perturb a couple of more recklessly adventurous users.) However there’s been a bit more bubbling agitation down in R’lyeh recently. The […]
A couple of tweaks to the Quora grabbing script. Makes it worth upgrading to a full GitHub project.
Dave Winer asked a great question back in December. What standards are like (his ideal for) RSS? That is, basically fixed forever by convention, large userbase and multiple suppliers? My suggestions : In practice, a few Unix classics : SSH, the diff / patch formats, rsync, finger. All used on a grand scale by many […]
As mentioned previously, I’ve been looking into Ward Cunningham’s “Smallest Federated Wiki” concept. And I’m increasingly impressed. So much so, that I’ve re-oriented a lot of my projects around it. What do I mean? A decent follow-up to SdiDesk has been promised for an embarrassingly long time. Over the years I’ve struggled with exactly what […]
It’s kind of trivial, but I put the html generating code that I mentioned in this post into GitHub. Mainly because I wanted to be able to share it between a couple of different projects and it made sense to use a Git submodule. So here it is.
Good explanation of the GitHub culture, built, as you’d expect, around asynchronous pulling.
My day-job means that I now have a github account. And I have to say, I am very impressed by it. I decided on bzr last year as my distributed source-control system, mainly because it felt so similar to svn and it was written in python. In comparison, git is still bloody confusing. But bzr […]