Something else you might have noticed: I’m not following alphabetical order any more. 😉
I started doing that about a year ago, because I was conveniently skipping titles I didn’t know anything about or sensed were over my head.
Scraping through the alphabet was a way of making sure I at least mentioned each title before moving to the next one. The way things were going, I would have ended up with a list of software I had no interest in, and no desire to examine.
So at the moment, it’s a simple
ls vimwiki/ | shuf -n1 that determines the next title. This will also keep you guessing, so you never know how close we are to The Real End of The List. 😉
However I do it, I still see titles that I’m unlikely to adopt, sometimes for personal reasons.
Next is Anish Athalye‘s dotbot, a tool specifically designed to handle dotfiles symlinked against github. I’ve seen people do this in the past, or use github as a repository for their dotfiles.
I’m a little timid about that though. Call me old-fashioned, but I still find The Cloud to be a little sketchy. I always have. Plus, I have used some real maverick software in the past, that stores passwords in plain text in dotfiles. 😯
Of course, my sense of dread stems from the downward turn of online privacy in recent years. But it also plays havoc with my less-than-stellar link to the Internet. When you realize you have a fragile connection, you adjust your lifestyle accordingly.
Anish promises that dotbot is easy to set up and for what I saw, it was. I don’t have a screenshot this time, and I apologize for that.
At the time of this writing, dotbot had seen attention within the last month. Like I mentioned earlier, a lot of the upcoming programs are worth mentioning because they’re more active; dotbot is a good example of that.
If you give dotbot a whirl, and it suits your fancy without triggering alarm bells, please use it with my blessing. Send along a screenshot if you like. 😉 Just because I steer away from a program doesn’t mean everyone else should. You are your own person. Stand your ground. Hold your head up.
Go forth, and preach the gospel of dotbot. 😀