Just putting it out there: if anyone ever wants help - debugging, problem-solving, tutoring, whatever - with the Linux CLI (bash/ksh93, GNU coreutils..., vi, emacs, sed, awk) and/or git, I'll help.

I won't make you feel bad for anything you don't already know. I promise. (Nobody ever should.)

I'll reiterate every once in a while. Boosts appreciated!

Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


@gnomon I understand local git. I'm looking for a way to understand the working method around public github and pull requests. Willing to read an article if there is one. I get confused about the whole thing where I have a clone, I put in my own a patch, but then the main project keeps moving, not (yet) wanting my patch.

@vollink oh, I think I can help with that! (At least the mechanics of it; I'm not qualified to talk about the personal decisionmaking factors that would cause members of a project to overlook a proferred patch.)

@vollink does masto work as a comms mechanism for this conversation for you? Or would you prefer IRC (I'm usually on Freenode and Mozilla at the very least), email, phone call, something else..?

@gnomon Masto is fine. Or email. On a bus now, so don't have access to chats or a noise-free env.

@vollink ah, understood, that's definitely suboptimal.

Ping me back when you've got, say, 20-30 minutes at a keyboard and we'll take it to DMs? Whatever works for your schedule.

@gnomon I'm finally home, but the hour is late, so I'm not expecting you to be around.

@vollink just getting home now myself. Long night for both of us!

Check in with you in the morning, work out a mutually acceptable timeslot? This is a priority for me so I'll work with whatever works for you.

@vollink sorry for not pinging earlier, the day's been a little more wild than I expected. How's your schedule today? I've got a gap between now-ish (1630h local time, EDT) and about 1900h; then a commitment from 1930h to about 2100h; then I'm free again until about 2330h-0000h, possibly later.

Do any of those timeslots work for you?

@gnomon In about 15 minutes I'll be home. After that?

@gnomon I'm home and on a full system. ...If you are still around.

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