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GuitarTube.org: Help me get spread the word!

I’ve been working on a site for a few weeks now and think it’ll be useful for guitar players (new and experienced). It’s called GuitarTube.org and it’s essentially a backing track search engine that makes it really easy for you to find a track to jam/improvise to. On top of that, it shows you a chart of the fretboard with the safe notes to play along with other helpful information such as the scale degrees and CAGED system positions, etc.

I’d really appreciate any help in getting the word out. Here are some of the ways you could help out:

I’d also love to get any and all feedback you have. There’s a lot I still have in the plans, but it would be great to get any thoughts from folks using the site on how it can be improved. Easiest way to do that is on any of the pages linked to above or just shoot me an email.

Git + SSH + PuTTY/Pageant headaches

Here’s a bug I’ve struggled with for a while now but finally found a workaround. I have Git repos spread across GitHub, BitBucket, VSTS/TFS, and GitLab. Recently, I’ve switched to only using SSH for connecting to all my repos. Somewhere along the way though, I started to run into problems and flaky experiences.

For example, I finally tried Visual Studio’s new support for SSH-based Git authentication. But, Team Explorer would hang whenever I issued a Git command that required talking to the remote. Local commands worked fine, but doing fetches, pulls, or pushes always hung. I thought it was a bug in Team Explorer, as I had no problems with the same repo when using GitKraken instead. Then, Git Tower released their 1.0 version for Windows, and I decided to give it a shot as well. It also hung though.  More