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arielkirkwood /
Last active Aug 29, 2015 — forked from jookyboi/
CSS libraries and guides to bring some order to the chaos.


  • 960 Grid System - An effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.
  • Compass - Open source CSS Authoring Framework.
  • Bootstrap - Sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development.
  • Font Awesome - The iconic font designed for Bootstrap.
  • Zurb Foundation - Framework for writing responsive web sites.
  • SASS - CSS extension language which allows variables, mixins and rules nesting.
  • Skeleton - Boilerplate for responsive, mobile-friendly development.


arielkirkwood /
Last active Aug 29, 2015 — forked from jookyboi/
Python-related modules and guides.


  • lxml - Pythonic binding for the C libraries libxml2 and libxslt.
  • boto - Python interface to Amazon Web Services
  • Django - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
  • Fabric - Library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration task.
  • PyMongo - Tools for working with MongoDB, and is the recommended way to work with MongoDB from Python.
  • Celery - Task queue to distribute work across threads or machines.
  • pytz - pytz brings the Olson tz database into Python. This library allows accurate and cross platform timezone calculations using Python 2.4 or higher.


arielkirkwood /
Last active Aug 29, 2015 — forked from jookyboi/
Here are a set of libraries, plugins and guides which may be useful to your Javascript coding.


  • jQuery - The de-facto library for the modern age. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers.
  • Backbone - Backbone.js gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existing API over a RESTful JSON interface.
  • AngularJS - Conventions based MVC framework for HTML5 apps.
  • Underscore - Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects.
  • lawnchair - Key/value store adapter for indexdb, localStorage
arielkirkwood /
Last active Aug 29, 2015 — forked from jookyboi/
Rails-related Gems and guides to accelerate your web project.


  • Bundler - Bundler maintains a consistent environment for ruby applications. It tracks an application's code and the rubygems it needs to run, so that an application will always have the exact gems (and versions) that it needs to run.
  • rabl - General ruby templating with json, bson, xml, plist and msgpack support
  • Thin - Very fast and lightweight Ruby web server
  • Unicorn - Unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels.
  • SimpleCov - SimpleCov is a code coverage analysis tool for Ruby 1.9.
  • Zeus - Zeus preloads your Rails app so that your normal development tasks such as console, server, generate, and specs/tests take less than one second.
  • [factory_girl](h
arielkirkwood / 0_reuse_code.js
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Here are some things you can do with Gists in GistBox.
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// Use Gists to store code you would like to remember later on
console.log(window); // log the "window" object to the console

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arielkirkwood /
Created Apr 28, 2013
Shell script for Transmission that copies downloaded files to a separate directory (for processing, or syncing via Dropbox or BitTorrent Sync)
#! /bin/bash
# by @neonelectro on github (Ariel Kirkwood)
DEST_DIR="" # put a file path for the copied files in the quotes
NOW=$(date +%Y-%m-%d\ %H:%M:%S)
cd # put the file path to your downloads folder after cd (and the space)
echo "$NOW Copying $TR_TORRENT_NAME to $DEST_DIR" >> $DEST_DIR/copying.log
echo "====================================================" >> $DEST_DIR/copying.log
arielkirkwood / gist:2468729
Created Apr 23, 2012
Building a Startup Team
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Building a Startup Team

A lot of people have a lot of ideas. People have to figure out which idea they want to commit to. You want to eliminate all of the roadblocks and potential reasons for someone saying 'No'. Address them in order of importance.

Guidelines on finding a co-founder

  1. Get along!
  2. They should be someone who complements you. Figure out what your business needs, and you will have a better idea of who your cofounder should be.
  3. You're more likely to find a co-founder at a conference either on startups/entrepreneurs or at a conference about your market/industry/field
arielkirkwood / gist:2468231
Created Apr 23, 2012
Startup Legal 101 Notes
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Startup Legal 101

If you're building a million-dollar business, what's a few hundred bucks? (on finding early legal assistance)

LLCs can convert to C corporations pretty easily, but not the other way around.

Protecting Intellectual Property

Locking up IP is important early on

arielkirkwood / gradient.html
Created Dec 14, 2011
CSS Vertical Gradient for Erik
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<style type="text/css">
background: #93826b; /* Old browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #93826b 0%, #cabda7 100%, #e0eff9 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#93826b), color-stop(100%,#cabda7), color-stop(100%,#e0eff9)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #93826b 0%,#cabda7 100%,#e0eff9 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #93826b 0%,#cabda7 100%,#e0eff9 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #93826b 0%,#cabda7 100%,#e0eff9 100%); /* IE10+ */
background: linear-gradient(top, #93826b 0%,#cabda7 100%,#e0eff9 100%); /* W3C */
filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#93826b', endColorstr='#e0eff9',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */
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