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Day 10: Install Git

It was a silly oversight on my part that will make programmers facepalm. I must’ve completely zoned out while watching tutorials about connecting VSCode to Github, or perhaps they logically assumed I had completed the necessary prerequisite: first install Git. I had not.

The other day when I read that VSCode had git integration, I incorrectly thought that was all I needed to connect with Github.

I didn’t understand why I was getting this error

Later when I finally clued in and downloaded Git, the installer was giving me grief and wouldn’t let me proceed with my editor selection:

I discovered it was because I had VS Code open. Oops.

Frankly, it was just one hiccup after another and nothing much was accomplished tonight.

Actually, that’s not true. I now know more about Git than before. I practiced how to stage, commit, and push files. I learned what a SHA-1 hash is, how to clone a repository and create a new branch. And I’ll continue with my research tomorrow.

(See how easy those negative thoughts can creep in. I need to push them away. Shoo! Scat!)

Onwards!

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Author: Mike@PAUSED

Aspiring indie game developer. Devlog: www.paused.ca

5 thoughts on “Day 10: Install Git”

  1. The dev cycle consists of thinking of an idea, coding the idea, spending “hours” figuring out why your code doesn’t work, discovering you missed some “obvious” thing, compiling and running your code, and finally victory! Now rinse and repeat a million times.

    I downloaded and install OBS Studio (https://obsproject.com/) so I can record my screen and make vlogs of my coding sessions, or tutorials, or whatever really. When I first loaded it up I got it capturing the displays but it wouldn’t record anything with some cryptic error message that’s stored in a log somewhere. A few Googles later I found the log location and some ideas for resolving the error but life agro happened. I loaded it up last night and now it doesn’t capture the displays anymore. It will capture a specific window and my webcam but not my full displays. Oh hell (facepalm), I just realized rather than capturing my whole screen I should capture my Unity and VS Code windows, duh! Well I know what I’m messing with after my day job. Anyway, I meant for this tangent to figuratively demonstrate we all have things to learn, and it turned into a literal facepalm moment. I love it when a plan magically appears out of nothing.

    Trial and error leads to success. Or better said by Albert Einstein, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Check out Fail Faster (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjrOaoHz9s) by Extra Credits.

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    1. That’s a very powerful way of viewing failure – thanks for sharing that video.

      Do you have a youtube channel for your devlog/tutorials?

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