GitHub announces unlimited free private repos

Starting today, you can store code that needs to remain private on GitHub for free. From their announcement:

GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories. For the first time, developers can use GitHub for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free. Many developers want to use private repos to apply for a job, work on a side project, or try something out in private before releasing it publicly. Starting today, those scenarios, and many more, are possible on GitHub at no cost. Public repositories are still free (of course—no changes there) and include unlimited collaborators.

I started moving my private repos from a free plan at BitBucket to GitHub’s $7 per month developer plan last year because I prefer GitHub’s interface and experience — plus the convenience of having my code stored in the same place as the other code I use every day.

I’ve been in consolidation mode at Studiosaurus HQ and just finished moving old sites off a DreamHost account I’ve had open since 2006 and a few client sites that were on Linode managed with Forge. Now all my sites are on Linode managed with ServerPilot.

Between the GitHub pricing announcement and hosting consolidations, I’ll be eliminating almost $40 of recurring monthly costs.


Watching an excellent first season explainer before diving into the season two Westworld premier.


Prince’s original studio recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Recorded in the summer of 1984 and recently released by The Prince Estate.


Richard Edwards (of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s) started a Patreon this week where he’s regularly releasing music to supporters. So far he’s shared demos and live performances along with stories to put them in context. 🎶


The Shins released The Worm’s Heart today, a follow-up to 2017’s Heartworms. Same songs on both, but downtempo tracks have been rearranged upbeat and vice versa. Neat concept. 🎧


❄️ BTR 🛫 IAH 🛩 CUN 🛬 🏝


Migrated my site to Craft 3 and its database to Postgres so I can fill my posts with emoji 🎉

In other nerdy news, posts are now published to my website and syndicated to Twitter via Micro.blog.

https://stephenbowling.com/blog/type/notes


Just voted. Still have ~2.5 hours to have yours counted for State Treasurer, City Judge, and the hotel tax to support Visit Baton Rouge.


Bobby Bare Jr.’s covers of Sister Golden Hair 🤘🏻

Beta (Rock)

Alpha (Acoustic)


AirPlay 2 is coming to Sonos in 2018. Should replace my Apple TV/Connect hack for multi-room podcasts. 👍


BTR ✈️ DFW ✈️ SEA #PeersConf


Lockheed Makes Breakthrough on Fusion Energy Project

Compact nuclear fusion would produce far less waste than coal-powered plants since it would use deuterium-tritium fuel, which can generate nearly 10 million times more energy than the same amount of fossil fuels, the company said.