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Git for Writers: Printable Cheat Sheet!

This post is the final post in my Git for Writers series, which I started posting as an accompaniment to my Git Started: Git for Agile Writers workshop at the STC 2015 Summit in Columbus, OH. These posts expand on some of the ideas I presented, since you can’t cram everything on such a large subject into one 45-minute workshop. […]

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Git for Writers: Git Archaeology with git log

This post is part of my Git for Writers series, which I started posting as an accompaniment to my Git Started: Git for Agile Writers workshop at the STC 2015 Summit in Columbus, OH. These posts expand on some of the ideas I presented, since you can’t cram everything on such a large subject into one 45-minute workshop. One […]

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Git for Writers: Git Archaeology with git blame

This post is part of my Git for Writers series, which I’m posting as an accompaniment to my Git Started: Git for Agile Writers workshop at the STC 2015 Summit in Columbus, OH. These posts expand on some of the ideas I’ll be presenting, since you can’t cram everything on such a large subject into one […]

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Git for Writers: Why Agile Writers Need to Use Git

Plenty of TechComm folks use Git for their own purposes (GitHub pages, documentation repositories, etc.). What’s often overlooked, though, is the usefulness Git offers to us as an archaeological tool. Learning even the basics of Git can be the difference between a writer actually getting to practice Agile development with a team, or becoming the […]

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Your First Time on the Command Line

There are two really important things that first-timers should know about the command line: Pretty much everyone who didn’t start out doing command line “stuff” as a kid gets a little intimidated their first time, so if you are, you’re not alone. It’s really, REALLY not hard. With those two notes out of the way, […]

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Required Reading: Support Tickets?

On days when I’m not slammed and nobody needs my help, I have a morning ritual that doesn’t seem terribly common, even though it’s one of the top things I’d list for what makes—and keeps—me good at my job. I spend a lot of time reading support tickets. Not all of them, just the ones that […]

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How to Install Git

If your company’s developers use Git, your work computer may have come to you preloaded with it. However, if you don’t already have Git, this version-control software is easy to install. If you got to this post because you’re planning on attending my presentation at STC’s 2015 Summit in Columbus, I look forward to seeing you […]