Revisiting Deprecating `master`

Changing default repo branch names is but a small step toward inclusive language across tech, but is not a replacement for systemic change and recognizing that black lives matter in ALL aspects of our life.

3 years ago I first wrote about the idea of deprecating the use of master. Times have changed and the tools and consensus has changed to reflect that thought. Git recently updated to allow global config changes to use a different default branch name at creation.

GitHub is working towards these goals, and while some changes have been inplemented, they are promising later this year a seamless migration path for existing repositories, which is important for large projects with lots of contributors and forks.

Scott Hanselman has a great overview of how to make branch name changes for local existing repos.

That’s the Nature of Science

I saved this quote from Dr. Fauci becuase I didn’t want it to get lost in the noise. I think this approach should go beyond “science” and be our approach to all policy.

“That’s really the nature of science,” Fauci said Thursday in a live-stream conversation with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. “You look at the data and the information you have at any given time, and you make a decision with regard to policy based on that information. As the information changes, then you have to be flexible enough and humble enough to be able to change how you think about things.”

Sat in on micro-irrigation & rain water collecting classes through my county yesterday & this morning. Am reminded on top of everything else, the Tampa Bay region will run out of water in 5 years if we don’t start acting now.

Yesterday my health app told me I stood 14 hours, took 32K steps or 15 miles. I caught one fish. Best part was taking 24 hours away from doom scroll device. I highly recommend it. (Fishing & 15 miles optional)