With some coaxing from my brother, I finally entered the world of git today. Working notes.
Nice how-to for webfaction
I had this problem...
Getting started on github
The inner workings of the distributed system are still a bit of a mystery, but I gather I'm not the only one in that boat. For now, it works: I can take changes in development and push/pull them to my production server. Progress!
dev$ git commit -a
dev$ git push origin
prd$ git git pull origin master