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Gitionary: the Git Party Game

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the version-control-for-the-whole-family dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 50

sdasher writes "Finally, there's a chance to combine your love of version control and parties: Gitionary. The brainchild of two MIT alums, it's a party game where you try to illustrate git commands. A set of gitionary cards (PDF) has been posted as well. Personally, I'm still holding out for the Debugging Python RPG."

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So much fun! (0, Troll)

x*yy*x (2058140) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056576)

Yeah, this is going to be absolutely blast in parties!

.. or what about if we would just even once leave the nerd stuff behind and, I don't know, talk with girls? Maybe even have sex with them? It's not going to hurt you..

Re:So much fun! (0)

Dynetrekk (1607735) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056616)

Oh yes, STDs can hurt a lot! Fortunately, there is a solution: One up the bum, and you won't be a mum! (NSFW [thesmokingjacket.com] )

Re:So much fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056900)

So babies are now an STD? I think the OP was talking directly to you...

Re:So much fun! (1)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057266)

Oh wow. I read TFL and there was a gem buried in there:

Some YouTube Comment: "What’s the matter with abortion groups? Why are they so linked to sex crimes and perversion?”

We may be falling behind in education, healthcare and countless other areas, but at least we’re still miles ahead of anyone else in hyperbole. USA! USA!

I lol'd.

Re:So much fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056698)

your heart is not *truly* klingon.

Re:So much fun! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056772)

It's because of people like you that I will never find a Gitionary game partner. Thanks asshole.

Re:So much fun! (4, Insightful)

mystik (38627) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056910)

Did you RTFA? Did you notice that the *creator* of said game is girl named Elizabeth Denys? A real live girl?

Re:So much fun! (1)

ItsJustAPseudonym (1259172) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057084)

Hmm. Is it just me, or does anyone else regard the combination of real_live_girl + ultimately_nerdy_party_game as analogous to the discovery of the Theory Of Everything [wikipedia.org] ?

Re:So much fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36057152)

Did you RTFA? Did you notice that the *creator* of said game is girl named Elizabeth Denys? A real live girl?

Pics or it didn't happen!

Re:So much fun! (1)

mystik (38627) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057280)

http://blog.lizdenys.com/about/ [lizdenys.com]

Delivered :)

Re:So much fun! (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057356)

Cute. She looks embarrassed about something, or she has some of those red-faced lushes in her ancestry . . .

Re:So much fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36058792)

Delivered :)

Ok, Internet, you win this round. We'll play again tomorrow...

Re:So much fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36057708)

It's a trap?

Re:So much fun! (1)

RMS Eats Toejam (1693864) | more than 3 years ago | (#36061674)

A real live girl?

More accurately, a real live dike.

Re:So much fun! (1)

stealth_finger (1809752) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057426)

.. or what about if we would just even once leave the nerd stuff behind and, I don't know, talk with girls? Maybe even have sex with them? It's not going to hurt you..

Sure, if you can get any girls to your parties.

Re:So much fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36057616)

Why you don't go to theirs?

Re:So much fun! (1)

MaskedSlacker (911878) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057848)

Restraining order.

Re:So much fun! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36057740)

Maybe even have sex with them? It's not going to hurt you..

Aren't you the guy who in the other thread was talking about how you screwed a bunch of people in Asia and "coincidentally" got a bunch of horrible diseases [slashdot.org] ?

yes and no (0)

00_NOP (559413) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056606)

Could be a useful training tool for a team. But it sort of tells you why geeks never get the girls :)

Re:yes and no (2)

Yvanhoe (564877) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057006)

Except the girl that is the author of that maybe ? http://blog.lizdenys.com/about/ [lizdenys.com]

Re:yes and no (1)

Jesus_666 (702802) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057452)

She might be heterosexual so it might not be an issue for her.

Re:yes and no (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36059134)

"...geeks never git the girls"

Fixed that for you.

Just what me need... (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056648)

A party game for gits [urbandictionary.com] !

Re:Just what me need... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056690)

heh, I wonder if people making open source ever what their names mean and how marketable it is. GIMP is another good example.

Re:Just what me need... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056790)

What? GNU Image Manipulation Program. What's ambiguous about that?

Re:Just what me need... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056872)

heh, I wonder if people making open source ever what their names mean and how marketable it is. GIMP is another good example.

Linus knew [wikipedia.org] full well what it means.

Re:Just what me need... (1)

Barny (103770) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057772)

Yay, the first person to link to something that tells me what GIT is.

Here I was thinking they were all excited about a windows based inform script player...

Re:Just what me need... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056874)

Yes, because OSS developers really need to worry about advertising a program they're giving out for free.

I wonder if you can even dress yourself in the morning?

FFS (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056692)

Is this considered important because they're from MIT?

This game has a very limited scope. There's only so many pictures you can draw about a limited set of commands. It's just Pictionary with a smug nerd slant, because we nerds like nothing more than hearing and repeating tech things like memes that have the added bonus of showing how fucking clever we think we are. It's as bad as xkcd.

Re:FFS (1)

tycoex (1832784) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056758)

Nerds like xkcd.

Re:FFS (1)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 3 years ago | (#36057682)

The slashdot hivemind likes xkcd. Munroe ceased to be funny or insightful years ago. Dead stick figures walking. It's been crap for ages.

Re:FFS (1)

x*yy*x (2058140) | more than 3 years ago | (#36058506)

Yeah, I have the same feeling. Now I usually just skip it completely in my rss reader, but when I happen to check it, it's still crap.

Re:FFS (4, Informative)

telekon (185072) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056780)

Clearly, you've never used git. There are over 9000 commands.

Re:FFS (1)

Ragzouken (943900) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056944)

And they are all raping children.

Re:FFS (1)

supersloshy (1273442) | more than 3 years ago | (#36058518)

WHAT 9000!? -Nappa

sneaky ksplice (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056794)

I really wish KSplice would stop making slashvertisements under the premise of "MIT students" or "MIT alums." This is not the first or second or third time they've sent a ksplice blog post in without mentioning the company. Sneaky, and really starting to tick me off.

At least they didn't submit the article anonymously this time.

Party? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36056814)

These people seem to have a strange definition of the word "party".

Gitmo torture techniques? (2)

rjejr (921275) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056902)

This sounded really fun when I thought it was about acting about Gitmo torture techniques. I was getting ready to invite over the in-laws.

Re:Gitmo torture techniques? (1)

Compaqt (1758360) | more than 3 years ago | (#36064214)

The commands are so complicated that you need a game to be able to memorize them?

It's stuff like this that makes you just want to stick with good old SVN.

I first read the last sentence of the summary... (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#36056966)

...as meaning that he wanted to see an illustration of that.

I approve of this idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36057060)

Debugging Python RPG FTW!

wow, a year late (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36057062)

Note the original post is from 2010/03/08
Classic Slashdot.

Problem solved... (0)

mevets (322601) | more than 3 years ago | (#36058216)

Not enough people would agree to throwing all the anal-retentive, socially retarded, micro-brained people in jail; but with GIT PARTIES, it is a bit like they are voluntarily joining the D+D crowd in their own little isolated societies.

It is a bit like Karaoke. All the people I don't want to be around and all the music I don't want to hear are concentrated in a place with a big warning sign.

Re:Problem solved... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36058508)

I understand you're playing the "nerds aren't cool" card. Hey, whatever makes you feel superior. But how is that you believe the git-loving crowd is "micro-brained"? Your words. Really?

Re:Problem solved... (1)

mevets (322601) | more than 3 years ago | (#36059262)

First its not a card; it just is. Superior, to me, seems pejorative. Superior doesn't really exist in my world view. Being ridiculous, however does exist in my world.

Maybe I'm not very good at being a "fan", but I doubt that even amongst the most diehard snap-on fanatics, I would find three that thought a "snap-on trivia" game would be more than laughable.

Anybody that over-attributes a simple tool into an alpha-geek contest, or worse "love", has a problem with not being able to see outside the micro world of their creation; thus micro-brained.

So, superior, no; inferior is in the eye of the beholder.

By the way: WHOOSH!

Re:Problem solved... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36059424)

You're one of those people who think you're smart, but actually isn't.
Your mom doesn't count, by the way.

Gitionary (1)

lsatenstein (949458) | more than 3 years ago | (#36060162)

What rhymes with gluttany? Glittany. It would have been more interesting if the name was Glitany.

Just kill me now (1)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 3 years ago | (#36061488)

It's stuff like this that makes me embarassed to work in IT. We all have enough of a geeky reputation as it is and working as I do in a large financial organisation, we're slowly getting to the point that business people see us as peers. However, anything like this just makes us look like overgrown children and sets everything back a decade. Sorry to be a bit bah-humbug but really...

Re:Just kill me now (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#36069600)

working as I do in a large financial organisation, we're slowly getting to the point that business people see us as peers.

That's just what we tell you to make you work harder.

Signed, a business person.

It would be hard to play this game... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36074046)

...by yourself as you have no friends if you think this is cool.

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