June 26, 2012
The other day I ran across Victor Martínez's posting about taking your picture every time you commit. The process is simple enough, you install imagesnap via brew and then add a post-commit hook to any Git repository where you want to record commit pictures.
Victor's posting also links to a tool you can use to assemble these still images into a video. I'll have to wait to have a collection of snapshots before experimenting with creating a video.
The only caveat I can see to this technique is that it imposes a dependency on the
imagesnap tool. In the case of this site's repository virtually all of the work is done from a single machine so I don't need to worry about this dependency too much. However, if I ever move to a new machine I'll need to instal
imagesnap there as well.