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dominictarr /
Created Nov 26, 2018
statement on event-stream compromise

Hey everyone - this is not just a one off thing, there are likely to be many other modules in your dependency trees that are now a burden to their authors. I didn't create this code for altruistic motivations, I created it for fun. I was learning, and learning is fun. I gave it away because it was easy to do so, and because sharing helps learning too. I think most of the small modules on npm were created for reasons like this. However, that was a long time ago. I've since moved on from this module and moved on from that thing too and in the process of moving on from that as well. I've written way better modules than this, the internet just hasn't fully caught up.


otherwise why would he hand over a popular package to a stranger?

If it's not fun anymore, you get literally nothing from maintaining a popular package.

One time, I was working as a dishwasher in a restu

dylanmckay / facebook-contact-info-summary.rb
Last active Jan 21, 2020
A Ruby script for collecting phone record statistics from a Facebook user data dump
View facebook-contact-info-summary.rb
#! /usr/bin/env ruby
# NOTE: Requires Ruby 2.1 or greater.
# This script can be used to parse and dump the information from
# the 'html/contact_info.htm' file in a Facebook user data ZIP download.
# It prints all cell phone call + SMS message + MMS records, plus a summary of each.
# It also dumps all of the records into CSV files inside a 'CSV' folder, that is created
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# echo rlwrap
cd ~
git clone
cd rlwrap
autoreconf --install
./configure --prefix=$HOME
make install

Work term report guidelines, July 2017, drafted by Patrick Lam

We hope that writing work-term reports will help you develop your engineering judgment and your writing skills. (Also, work-term reports are required for our accreditation as a co-op university; this accreditation enhances the value of your eventual degree!)

A satisfactory report must explore an engineering decision (or a series of decisions) and justify a choice, either through a comparison with viable alternatives, or by showing how the selection

davepagurek /
Last active Oct 2, 2017
An open letter to CS247.

Open Letter to CS247

The past two assignments in this course have had what I feel to be significant issues that impede learning. I disagree with the philosophy behind the assignments' design decisions, and I feel like my opinions need to be voiced in order to help improve the quality of the course and, by extension, our education.

Counter-productive requirements

For a course about learning good C++ design, the decision to disallow all of STL, templating, arrays, and multiple files confuses me. The first assignment requires the creation of multiple container types, many of which can have very similar implementations. We are marked on not repeating ourselves, so every student completing this assignment needs to refactor their collections into some sort of heirarchy to achieve this and avoid simply copy-and-pasting code. There are a few ways to do this without using the tools we are restricted from using, and all of them lead to poor C++ code:

  • Void pointer casting: One can make a generic container c
obfusk /
Last active Feb 15, 2020
python equivalent of ruby's binding.pry
import code; code.interact(local=dict(globals(), **locals()))
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