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Last active Mar 18, 2021
A command-line anagram solver using the Linux/OS X wordlist.
def anagram_solve(letters, words):
solution = [word.lower() for word in words if len(word) == len(letters)]
for letter in letters:
solution = [word for word in solution if letter in word and letters.count(letter) == word.count(letter)]
return solution
if __name__ == "__main__":
import sys
View gist:6443
# Video:
Hi everyone, I'm Chris Wanstrath.
When Jeremy asked me to come talk, I said yes. Hell yes. Immediately. But
then I took a few moments and thought, Wait, why? Why me? What am I supposed
to say that's interesting? Something about Ruby, perhaps. Maybe the
future of it. The future of something, at least. That sounds
woods / tinyurl.rb
Created Apr 11, 2009
A complete URL-shortening web application, written in Ruby/Sinatra.
View tinyurl.rb
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# A complete URL-shortening web application, written in Ruby/Sinatra. Run it
# from the command line, and then visit http://localhost:4567/
# Or to run it under apache/passenger, you'll need a file with the
# following contents:
# require 'tinyurl'
# run Sinatra::Application
run Sinatra::Application
View ruby_subprocesses_part_2.rb
# :PROCESS: ruby, "ruby %f 2>&1"
# :BRACKET_CODE: "[ruby]", "[/ruby]"
# :TEXT:
# In the <a
# href="">previous
# article</a> we looked at some basic methods for starting subprocesses in Ruby.
# One thing all those methods had in common was that they didn't permit a lot of
# communication between parent process and child. In this article we'll examine
# a few built-in Ruby methods which give us the ability to have a two-way
avdi / countdown_prompt.rb
Created Jul 17, 2009
A command-line prompt with a timeout and countdown.
View countdown_prompt.rb
# :PUBLISHER: markdown, shell, { command: 'rdiscount' }
# :BRACKET_CODE: '[ruby]', '[/ruby]'
# :TEXT:
# Have you ever started a long operation and walked away from the computer, and
# come back half an hour later only to find that the process is hung up waiting
# for some user input? It's a sub-optimal user experience, and in many cases it
# can be avoided by having the program choose a default if the user doesn't
# respond within a certain amount of time. One example of this UI technique in
# the wild is powering off your computer - most modern operating systems will
View add_before_filter_mocks_to_existing.rb
describe SomeController do
before(:each) do
# exisiting mock setup
# add to mocks, placement after before is key
it_should_behave_like "a before filter thingie"
it "blah"
View rspec-bisect.rb
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# this tool is similar to "git bisect" one, but for specs.
# it tries to find what spec from list of specs breaks execution of one specified spec.
# see more at
# usage example:
# ./rspec-bisect.rb spec/**/*_spec.rb spec/controllers/spaces/tickets_controller_spec.rb
# [.] rspec runner: ./script/spec
rkbodenner / request_start_variable.patch
Created Mar 1, 2010
Add a 'start_time' variable to nginx 0.8.33 to support an X-REQUEST-START header. This header is used by New Relic RPM to record queue time.
View request_start_variable.patch
--- src/http/ngx_http_variables.c.orig 2010-01-11 03:21:46.000000000 -0800
+++ src/http/ngx_http_variables.c 2010-02-18 10:01:32.000000000 -0800
@@ -93,6 +93,9 @@
static ngx_int_t ngx_http_variable_pid(ngx_http_request_t *r,
ngx_http_variable_value_t *v, uintptr_t data);
+static ngx_int_t ngx_http_variable_start_time(ngx_http_request_t *r,
+ ngx_http_variable_value_t *v, uintptr_t data);
dimus / Hash.from_xml using Nokogiri
Created Mar 17, 2010
Adding Hash.from_xml method using Nokogiri
View Hash.from_xml using Nokogiri
# USAGE: Hash.from_xml:(YOUR_XML_STRING)
require 'nokogiri'
# modified from
class Hash
class << self
def from_xml(xml_io)
result = Nokogiri::XML(xml_io)
return { => xml_node_to_hash(result.root)}