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$ chrome app:push
# Checking manifest… [ OK ]
# Creating zip ball… [ OK ]
# Uploading to [ OK ]
# Pushed `Kitten App v1.0.12`
# See chrome -h app:publish for publishing help.
$ chrome app:publish latest --app $CHROME_APP_IDENTIFIER
class ApplicationRouter extends Backbone.Router
'' : '_index'
':workspaceId' : '_index'
':workspaceId/:type' : '_list'
':workspaceId/:type/:id' : '_detail'
':workspaceId/:type/:typeId/tasks/:taskId' : '_detail'
':workspaceId/projects/:projectId/activity' : '_activity'
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[30] deathstar » u.update_attribute :avatar, nil
[2012-04-19 17:13:28] DEBUG ActiveRecord::Base : (0.1ms) BEGIN
[2012-04-19 17:13:28] DEBUG ActiveRecord::Base : User Load (0.4ms) SELECT "users".* FROM "users" WHERE "users"."authentication_token" = 'HVFEqWx2Ez6skS6vLx4x' LIMIT 1
[2012-04-19 17:13:28] DEBUG ActiveRecord::Base : (0.4ms) UPDATE "users" SET "avatar" = '18b7c9da-fe75-4bce-b526-76f215026890.png', "authentication_token" = 'HVFEqWx2Ez6skS6vLx4x', "updated_at" = '2012-04-20 00:13:28.494414' WHERE "users"."id" = 2
[2012-04-19 17:13:28] DEBUG ActiveRecord::Base : (1.9ms) COMMIT
#!/usr/bin/env rackup
#\ -E deployment
# Put this file alongside the static content you'd like to serve
# then just run `rackup`
use Rack::ContentLength
app = Dir.pwd
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<script src="/path/to/jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery.kittenize.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="/path/to/sabrina.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<p class='kittens'>Kittens go here.</p>
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Feature: Keyboard Shortcut
In order to quickly save a bookmark to my inbox
As a Mac user
I want to be able to press a key combination and be given instant feedback
Scenario: Save
Given I have a browser tab open to
And I have the Kippt extension installed
When I press `Command` + `K`
Then the Kippt extension should illuminate
arbales /
Created Jan 22, 2012
Replace URLs with links and unicode emoji with images.
LINK_DETECTION_REGEX = /(([a-z]+:\/\/)?(([a-z0-9\-]+\.)+([a-z]{2}|aero|arpa|biz|com|coop|edu|gov|info|int|jobs|mil|museum|name|nato|net|org|pro|travel|local|internal))(:[0-9]{1,5})?(\/[a-z0-9_\-\.~]+)*(\/([a-z0-9_\-\.]*)(\?[a-z0-9+_\-\.%=&amp;]*)?)?(#[a-zA-Z0-9!$&'()*+.=-_~:@/?]*)?)(\s+|$)/gi
EMOJI_DIRECTORY = "/path/to/assets/emoji/20x20"
# Handlebars is presumed, but you could swap out
ESCAPE_EXPRESSION_FUNCTION = Handlebars.Utils.escapeExpression
MARKSAFE_FUNCTION = (str) -> new Handlebars.SafeString(str)
# Emoji unicode chars become images.
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cd /path/to/asq && \
git remote set-url origin && \
git remote add heroku
arbales / bdd.mdown
Created Nov 12, 2011
Bourbon Driven Development
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BDD, Bourbon Driven Development
a state of optimum flow where programming bliss is achieved
through three fingers of the finest American whiskeys.
See also, Bourbon and Branching

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I click a link in Facebook or Twitter, I don't care about the URL. I care about content.

Sure, that link points to a URL, but I don't know what it is, and I'll never remember it. It could even be a really sensible URL, like — but I still won't remember it. URLs are implementation details for content on the web, not content in themselves.

People want to share. They're probably doing it with Facebook or Twitter. Being able to share a link to content isn't dependent on a native or non-native experience, it's neutral. Even if your native app had a URL bar, you wouldn't want to copy and paste that into a thing and send that thing to someone, you want to press share and press a person.

Look, I love web apps — I even build one for a living! But users consistently appreciate native apps on iPhone (this doesn't apply to Android) because of the constraints of the HIG and the SDK.