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.

Minutes later, I received this Tweet in response.

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.

Update: macports

Flashbake is actually a package in macports!