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Sync/Backup workshop at Redecentralize Conference
A nice list of personal, non-commercial, backup/sync tools, and some thoughts. Like Francis, I think a very friendly layer on top of git could be amazing.
backups  onlinebackup  francisirving  syncing 
november 2015 by philgyford
Astonishments, ten, in the history of version control < Francis is
"The (for now) final end product seems incredibly obvious. And popular.

Yet it took decades of iterative innovation, from some of the cleverest minds in the field, to make something so apparently simple yet powerful.

And every step was astonishing." This is great stuff from Francis.
scm  vcs  versioncontrol  history  programming  francisirving  writing 
december 2011 by infovore
Astonishments, ten, in the history of version control < Francis is
A nice summary of advances in version control
systems over the decades. With any technology it's easy to forget the many incremental changes that make up the current norm.
versioncontrol  francisirving  history  technology  programming 
december 2011 by philgyford
Dinosaur media and the Internet both suck, a Booktrust story
Francis Irving using the Booktrust funding u-turn story as an example of how most journalism never providws basic facts and resources that, these days, should be a no brainer.
francisirving  booktrust  journalism  news  from delicious
december 2010 by philgyford
Francis is » Four unusual hobbies
Nice grouping of Urban Exploring, Space Hijackers, Confluencing and Guerilla Gardening. Good for the explanation at the end about what they have in common.
francisirving  hobbies  urbanexploring  spacehijackers  confluencing  guerillagardening  gardening  exploring  disruptive 
april 2006 by philgyford
Francis is - What is Burning Man?
Francis' first Burning Man. Nice, to the point, description of the indescribable.
burningman  francisirving 
september 2004 by philgyford

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