Brent Simmons on Git, plus blog anniversary

“Brent Simmons is still looking”:http://inessential.com/2009/03/07/still_looking_for_a_version_control_syst for the perfect version control system:

“People talk about how wonderful are features like re-writing history — and I read that stuff and think, ‘Wow, Git’s really cool and powerful.’ But then I know it could suck me in and take away time from _real_ work. It’s _already_ more work — _for me_ — than when using Subversion.”

I haven’t used Git much since Daniel and I discussed it on an early “Core Intuition”:http://www.coreint.org/ episode. Like Brent I just don’t see a big win for single-person projects, although it’s fascinating to watch how open source projects are using “Github”:http://github.com/.

I like what Brent did a few months ago with his blog redesign, how both inessential.com and ranchero.com complement each other. He also wrote “more about his publishing system”:http://inessential.com/2009/01/30/new_publishing_system_tour_of_my_head, including a bit in passing about the tool I used to start my blog, Radio Userland.

I mention it because this blog is 7 years old today. Happy birthday to manton.org.