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So you changed the VCS because you had trouble using the Explorer plugin?
Do you tear your house down when you don't like the color of your wall paper?
Sounds very much like Tortoise wasn't the problem at all, and whoever decided to switch to CVS was either well aware of that, or entirely clueless. To his benefit, I'll assume the former.
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)
I use Dropbox to allow the code to follow me from machine to machine but it only works when there is one developer - me. For all other times you need GIT. We don't use Github, we use TFS (or Azure DevOps as its now known) but GIT is the mechanism for talking to it. It is well integrated into VS 2017.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I suppose there's no reason you couldn't share a git repo via dropbox instead of a proper git hosting solution (github, gitlab, bitbucket, etc); but unless pointyhaired IT makes getting approval to use additional 3rd party services hard and DB is already on the white list I don't understand why you'd want to.
The important part is that you should already be using some sort of source control, git or otherwise.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Fifty years ago, stero system manufacturer "Tandberg" had managed to build a super-HiFi image in the USA. (Back home in Norway, that's what you'd find in everybody's home, it was a household brand). Tandberg did significant experimentation in the US market: In areas where they set the recommended retail price way up, and selling only through selected stores, they won a reputation as the connoisseur brand, really high class. In other areas, where they sold at "normal" prices, they still had a (well deserved) "good" reputation, but not much more. Tandberg was not a widely known brand in the US, so they had the opportunity to try out alternatives and compare the effects of various measures wiht few discovering it.
Today, it is standard practice in some sectors (sterophile stuff being one of them) setting extreme prices to give the impression that this someting super exclusive, super valuable - it must be! Why would it otherwise be that expensive?
Fifty years ago, Tandberg certainly was not alone in testing out such strategies, but they were early on the scene, and communication was so slow that they could test out alternatives. Today's crazy pricing strategies are based on the experience that Tandberg and others built up during the 1970s. The customers did not build up a similar sensitivity to (and rejection of) those strategies though - they still work!
Sure, but without attacking your major premise, Tandberg did also provide products of high quality. In 1988 I bought a Tandberg TCA 3018A pre-amp to drive my pair of Mark Levenson power amps, and it still works to perfection today. I have, from time to time, substituted other top-end pre-amps, but have always come back to the Tandberg.
I suggest that their high price in the US (where, incidentally, I bought mine) was due to an evaluation of their competitive quality, and the import tariff levied at that time on audio components.
@Mark_Wallace - Do you mean you don't think Apple products will last for for 32 years?