Really could anyone these days spend a whole week, day, or month without the internet? I did this past weekend. I decided to challenge myself to spend the whole weekend not using a computer, or the internet or cell. I stuck with my old staples I used to do way before even owning the computer or being on the Internet.
I went back to pencil and paper to draw, read a lot, listened to old mix tapes, CDs, and dusted off my SNES. Though if my Atari 2600 & NES was still in working order I would have setup those up too. Plus I getting to go out side for a walk without taking my phone with me, was a great feeling. It was great taking the weekend to become disconnected from the “very connected world” I live & work in. Since the experiment went so well I hope to become more disconnected in every weekend I am not working…I like the idea of getting back to basics.
Recently I’ve had to setup some version control software locally to use with the Mercurial version control system. That’s where Source Tree came in. I found this piece of open source software that is free and will work with Mercurial, GIT and SVN repos (repositories). I’ve been using it for a couple of days now and really like using it. It also allows you to login to hosted repos from Bit Bucket, Kiln, and Github,