Clone all your gists locally with R
I really like gists as a quick way to include more lengthly code snippets into my blog posts. However, I am not a git user as such, and so I was quite concerned when I noticed that all my gists on this blog had vanished after Christmas. I suppose this was a result of Github’s downtime on December 22nd.
Thankfully an email to the support guys at Github resolved the issue within a few hours. Still, I thought it might be a good idea to download my gists locally.
I can see all my gists as a JSON file online here:
> sessionInfo() R Under development (unstable) (2012-10-19 r60974) Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit) locale:  en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/C/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8 attached base packages:  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base other attached packages:  RJSONIO_0.98-1