Visual Studio 2013 Crashes On Startup–my solution

When preparing for my master developer boot camp class I’m teaching next week for a client, my Visual Studio 2013 installation started crashing on startup.  This had happened to me before, and I reinstalled VS to get it working again.  After some googling here and here, I uninstalled GitExtensions.  Now my VS is working again.  There is some commentary on the offending configuration, but at this point in my career I have a very low tolerance for buggy software – especially bugs that render the computer unusable – and for programmers, the IDE _is_ the computer.

My IDE is working fine again, and I’m once again sticking with Atlassian SourceTree for most tasks and TortoiseGit when I just need that right click convenience.