A long, long, long time ago, when I was first learning about git and was regularly reading LifeHacker, I discovered and started using a script that would add rich content to a git commit message. For the last couple weeks, I’ve been trying to figure out what that script was called. I associated it with the Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani and the author and activist Cory Doctorow, but that’s about all I could remember. Today, I decided to ask the Twitter hivemind for help and posted this.
Ages ago, @ginatrapani (Lifehacker) and maybe @doctorow shared a CLI script for logging your work with information on what you were doing at the time (the music playing at the time, the weather, etc). I can't for the life of me remember the name of the script. Can anyone help?— Jason "Je Suis Antifa" Miller (@jasonemiller) July 15, 2021
Minutes later, I received this Tweet in response.
Flashbake— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) July 15, 2021
From the creator himself!
A Google search revealed that a version is still alive and being maintained (as of mid-2020) in Github here: flashbake.
Now I need to download it and start using it again. This should be fun.
Flashbake is actually a package in macports!