Fake out your GitHub activity graph with this designer tool!
Customize your GitHub activity graph however you like using this drawing tool. It generates a set of commits
that seeds the activity graph by changing GIT_AUTHOR_DATE
Free to use at your own risk - for entertainment purposes only.
My activity graph used to be a barren smattering of yellow and green dots with wide swaths of grey.
To date in my career my work has been done under NDA
which means I don't have an opportunity to share my code publicly.
Thanks to this tool we can all have a github activity graph that looks awesome!
1) Draw Your Design:
- Pick the color you want to use. Colors are based on commit frequency which this tool takes care of.
- Click / drag to fill each day with the selected color.
- Your design is automatically saved in your browser's local storage as you work on it.
2) Build The Commits:
- The GitHub graph shows the past year of activity, so the default start date is one year ago.
- "Max Daily Commits" represents the number of commits in the darkest colored squares. Increase it to ensure any other public commits have less of an impact on the pattern.
- Only one year of commits is visible on GitHub at a time. This tool lets you draw 2 years worth of commits. If you want it to go longer, just do it again with the start date +2 years.
- The commits start on the previous Sunday from the date selected.
3) Push It!
- 1.0 Released 4/26/2015
- 1.1 Released 7/3/2016
Github stopped counting empty commits on the activity graph?!
v1.1 fixes that by adding a random file change as part of each commit.
The new 'platform' option will update 'file.txt' with a random string each commit.
On Windows, it is the date to nano-second resolution (open to one liners that actually work).
Please let me know via the contact link below if you run into trouble with this approach.