Cygheap base mismatch in Git for Windows

This error has haunted me for several months: 4 [main] head (6660) C:\...\usr\bin\head.exe:r *** fatal error - cygheap base mismatch detected - 0x612C7410/0xAF7410. This problem is probably due to using incompatible versions of the cygwin DLL....

On dotfiles management

This will be yet another description of dotfiles management by some random person on the Internet. I will try to explain what my setup is like and why it is that way. If you're not yet using version control software for your configuration files I...