Git Masters

… some of the weirdest things in the Linux kernel’s git history. There are 1,549 octopus merges, one of which has 66 parents. The most heavily diverged merge has 22,445,760 lines of diff, though it’s a bit of a technicality because it shares no history with the rest of the repo. The kernel has four separate “initial” commits, one of which was a mistake.

This stuff goes to the point I usually make where if you think you’re an expert at something because you’ve worked with it for a decade, you might be surprised that you’re not.

“All-In” with Open Source

Microsoft Acquires GitHub For $7.5B

“… today the company is “all in with open source,” and requested people to judge the company’s commitment to the open source community with its actions in the recent past, today, and in the coming future …” – Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

It may take decades to undo all the burned bridges caused by DECADES of ridiculing, vilifying, and desperately trying to completely eradicate Open Source. To expect people like me to simply forget is just naive. Given their track record of hostility, this could be a long game where they just shut Github down tomorrow. Time will tell.

The Halloween Documents

And don’t get me started on the ever-increasing problem of the corporate oligarchy which truly runs this country.

Apple Abandons WiFi

Apple officially discontinues AirPort router line, no plans for future hardware

It’s almost like they don’t want to have customers. No mag safe power connector, no headphone jack, no SD card slots, no Ethernet ports, no HDMI ports, no replaceable battery, no external monitors, nothing actually “pro” level anymore, Cristiano Ronaldo level prices …

Please tell me Linux has caught up and I can run Photoshop and Battlefield One on the same non-Winblows platform now … please?