1. You can use git on a VFAT disk (for example, a USB key) without all of the annoying mode issues, by using the following setting in .git/config:

    [core]
    filemode = false
    

    What I haven’t figured out is how to do force a chmod in this situation; for example, if I create a new script, I was hoping to be able to git chmod +x it.

  2. Cream is a very good editor if you’re used to Windows applications. It’s a set of plugins for VIM which make it modeless and (very) familiar to Windows users. However, Ctrl-O still has its usual job for us ordinary junkies :)
  3. Vertically, two cans of Pepsi fit very snugly into a Pringles can.