1. Set up the remote repo
    cd ~
    git init --bare tilde.git
  2. Set up ~/public_html as a working directory of it
    mv public_html{,.bak} #back up the old one
    git clone tilde.git/ public_html/
  3. Clone it locally
    git clone eventi@tildesare.cool:tilde.git
    Cloning into 'tilde'...
    warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.
    Checking connectivity... done.
  4. Make some changes and push them.
    echo hello > index.html
    git add index.html && git commit -m "Made the index" && git push
  5. Update from git.
    cd ~/public_html && git pull
    		# put a post-receive hook which checks out the code into ~/public_html
    		# like this
I know this sucks, but I'm busy... scorn: @eventi