"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
To sum up: Subversion is just good, mmkay?

Tuesday and yesterday I spent an inordinate amount of time making slides for an "intro to version control" talk I'm giving to the systems group on Friday.

I'm not sure how good it is; it's certainly very long. Adam made the comment that his dissertation was only 70 slides, for four years of work. Mine tops out around 160 and essentially cover the first four chapers of The Subversion Book, and is targeted at people who only have a very vague idea of what change management/version control is. Adam suggested that 160 slides means they should just read the fucking book themselves, and I find it hard to disagree.

Sunflare on SILCNet gave me an incredible amount of help in terms of copy editing (70 plus fixes!) and asked if he could use it (he also works as a .edu), so I suppose it means it can't be too bad.

Anywhere, here is the PDF. It's an export from Keynote, so it's freakin' huge (every page is a tiff, or something silly). The PPT export was 44MB. And the SWF was 180MB. That was funny...

As always, comments welcome. Hopefully the talk will go okay. :-)

February 23, 2006 2:27 AM

Oi dude. On frame 11, it says Nancy Simpson. Should be sinatra. And frame 45 says 'checks' instead of 'check'.

Sorry :)

Posted by: Steve at February 24, 2006 4:48 PM

hahaha... doh! Fixed. Thanks. :-)

Posted by: bda at February 24, 2006 5:17 PM
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