Last Friday, I spent and hour and a half clamping a landline phone to the side of my head, while also wearing a headset. I was recording an interview on the GitMinutes podcast about git-annex.

I've been listening to GitMinutes for a while, ever since I heard git-annex was mentioned on it. Actually, I think it's come up in 4 or 5 interviews on the podcast. Most notably with core git dev Peff King, who had some interesting things to say, for sure. I responded to that in my interview, and we covered quite a wide amount of stuff in reasonable depth in just over an hour. Thomas is quite a good host and great at drawing stuff out, and it's nice to not need to worry about going into too much technical depth. (Although I didn't get a chance to explain the automatic union merging used to maintain the git-annex branch.)

This is the first podcast I've been in, and I've always worried about audio quality if I was in one. That is, I'd want it to be really good, and probably end up annoying the host. ;) For this one, we settled on using my land line call, which went through some Skype thing to get the Europe, and mixing in a local recording I made with a not too great headset. I think the result is pretty good, considering.

You can listen to the whole thing here, if you dare! (1 hour 8 minutes) http://episodes.gitminutes.com/2013/07/gitminutes-16-joey-hess-on-git-annex.html

(Special bonus guest: The songbird that lives on my porch.)


git-annex fundraising campaign update: Initial goal reached in a mere seven hours. I will be developing git-annex fulltime for at least the next three months! Gone to stretch goal.

Also it made the top of Hacker News: thread

Please explain automatic union merging!

(Although I didn't get a chance to explain the automatic union merging used to maintain the git-annex branch.)

That's what blogs are for, aren't they? :) It would be very cool if you could explain the merge in a blogpost of its own.

Comment by Alexander Batischev