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Hi all,

I finally managed to make time and wrote a book on gitolite!  It's at http://www.packtpub.com/gitolite-essentials/book.

People who know of my struggles with taming gitolite's documentation (main problem: there's too much of it!) might appreciate a more structured, organised, approach to documenting all the important parts of gitolite.

sitaram

PS: g+ seems to be showing some other book's picture for the link, but if you click on it it goes to the right place.
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if you're one of those holier-than-thou folks who decided that "free speech" is a selectively applied concept, by boycotting or calling for a boycott of Firefox recently...

...but you're still using Dropbox...

...then you should be ashamed of yourself.

Further, if you're one of the people I follow, please say so in the comments here so I can unfollow you.

http://www.drop-dropbox.com/
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+Prasad Murthy does Mega have a Linux client? If so, it's a candidate to consider :-) 
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Its happening in all countries, only that information from USA has evidence leaked through Snowden! 
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What would you say to an email client whose address book refuses to let you change any of your contacts' email address unless you first delete all the emails you ever received from them?  Crazy, no?

Now read this and weep (unless you're like me, then you dance a jig for 2 seconds, in happy schadenfreude because it's an Apple user!) :http://blog.benjaminste.in/post/75389520824/ios-holding-my-phone-number-hostage-the-worst-bug
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"should" and "has" are two totally separate things.
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<sigh>following up on some interesting looking profile on g+, I saw an inspirational quote: "Be the type of person you want to meet".

I think I'd need polyjuice potion for that :-)  I cannot change even my age, leave alone gender and ... um... "shape"!
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gaah!  don't spoil the joke :-)
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Rum needs company.  Baileys... just some ice cubes :-)

Happy New Year everyone!
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Wish you the same!
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Hi all,

I finally managed to make time and wrote a book on gitolite!  It's at http://www.packtpub.com/gitolite-essentials/book.

People who know of my struggles with taming gitolite's documentation (main problem: there's too much of it!) might appreciate a more structured, organised, approach to documenting all the important parts of gitolite.

sitaram

PS: g+ seems to be showing some other book's picture for the link, but if you click on it it goes to the right place.
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+Konstantin Gribov it covers only gitolite3.  I don't even support v2 anymore (unless someone reports a security issue) so you can bet I won't be writing about v2!!
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I'm heavily in favour of gun control, so here goes.
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I have excellent control over my guns - I use both hands. But the NRA are a bunch of raving lunatics perpetuating terrible redneck stereotypes. Proper ownership controls and handling education is direly needed at a national level.
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I love the "learning curve for emacs" as shown here... awesome!  I am even sure it would be true for a non-trivial subset of people, if there weren't other choices!

http://nerds.weddingpartyapp.com/tech/2013/11/17/mastering-vim-in-vim/
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+Paweł Szulczewski -- yup!  You know why?  Because atheists exist, but "I don't use ANY editor" doesn't compute!

Therefore editors > religion ;-)
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forget about the security angle; most people would be aghast to read even this:

>    *all flash memory is riddled with defects — without exception. The illusion of a contiguous, reliable storage media is crafted through sophisticated error correction and bad block management functions.*

It's a fascinating read.  Anyone who thought (like I did) "hmm, no moving parts, so this must be more reliable than HDD" is in for a shock!
 
This is really interesting. 
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Working in the storage industry the reliability aspect of this was not a big surprise. The more disturbing part for me came in the Q&A portion of the talk..
30C3: Exploration and Exploitation of an SD Memory Card
[talks about low/no security in the factories.]
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Sitaram Chamarty (keywords to determine if I'm the Sitaram you're looking for: CVS, GTS/MBR, ECK, ISICAL, TCS, Git, Gitolite.  The first 3 are not google-able -- you have to know me to know what they are; the rest are public)
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