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Cracked 100+ GitHub commits in one day

Behold the power of File Tracker:I knew with File Tracker at my disposal and over 75 original repos that I would someday crack the rather difficult challenge of making 100 commits in a single day. Even with the built-in feature of commit collapsing within File Tracker, it happened today.File Tracker is my semi-secret weapon for paying down massive amounts of technical debt across all the systems I maintain merely with the click of a few buttons. It's the only bulk visual diff/merge tool in existence and it is fantastic software that has blazing fast performance. Of course, I'm biased because I wrote it but look at that beautiful picture above. The previous record before today was 53 commits in a single day.Here's a screenshot of the File Tracker synchronization run that broke through the "100 legitimate commits in a single day by a single person" barrier:I'm kind of wishing there was a badges/achievements system on GitHub. You too can have access to the …
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