Github – (roughly) three years later
I’ve been on Github, for almost, three years now. That’s one of my longer running website memberships believe it or not. I tend to jump on website bandwagons then jump off fairly quickly. I’ve noticed some odd things though and I was wondering if anyone else has found the same things.
- Watched projects
I’m now watching 41 repos. That number apparently includes my own. So I guess I’m only really watching 28 repos. I was looking through the train of events that has been happening in those repos today and I realized; I don’t even know what some of these projects are! For example, I started watching a project called “gow“. I had to just now look up what on earth that even is.
- Contributing back
The longer I’m on Github the more I find myself contributing random one time commits to projects and never touching them again. So I have projects I’ve watched and/or forked I have no real desire to ever take part in again.
Github, for me anyway, seems to have become a glorified way to backup all of my stuff. I’m willing to bet there are more projects on Github named “dotfiles” or something similar than anything else. That’s pretty lame.
I still love Github. Don’t get me wrong. But I didn’t really expect all those of to happen. Not like they have anyway.
Anyone else having the same experience?