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bf4 / Gemfile
Created Jul 2, 2013
Rails lograge and logstash request logging
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gem 'lograge' # more readable logs
gem 'logstash-event' # for logstash json format
gem 'mono_logger' # threadsafe logging
bf4 / dump_memcache.rb
Created Aug 2, 2019 — forked from BalmanRawat/dump_memcache.rb
Dumping and restoring the memcache key values using telnet & dalli gem
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# List all keys stored in memcache.
# Credit to Graham King at for the original article on how to get the data from memcache in the first place.
require 'net/telnet'
require 'csv'
headings = %w(id expires bytes key)
rows = []
bf4 / live_database_dump.rb
Last active Jun 19, 2019 — forked from njakobsen/live_database_dump.rb
Live stream a database dump (or any other STDOUT) using Rails 4. Why would you want this? If you have a large database dump and want to avoid storing it in memory as Rails streams it. This allows pipe the dump directly into the http response instead of storing it as a file, sending it, and then deleting it. Let me know what you think! I've teste…
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class DatabaseController < ApplicationController
def database_dump
database = Rails.configuration.database_configuration[Rails.env]["database"]
send_file_headers!(:type => 'application/octet-stream', :filename => "#{database}_#{}.backup")
pipe = IO.popen("pg_dump '#{database}' -F c")
stream =
while (line = # per
stream.write line
Thread.pass # per
bf4 / clock
Created Apr 3, 2019
Script to run only in the specified minute range
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Created by Benjamin Fleischer 2019
# Distributed under the MIT license
# Usage:
# MINUTE_RANGES="0...10 30...40" ./clock echo 'we done it'
# DEBUG=true MINUTE_RANGES="0...10 30...40" ./clock echo 'we done it'
main() {
local ranges
bf4 /
Created Jul 8, 2014
invalid %-encoding error in application for malformed uri
bf4 /
Last active Nov 26, 2018
a polymorphic many-to-many association in Rails

This was my solution for a polymorphic many-to-many association

class ItemCountry < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :locatable, :polymorphic => true
  belongs_to :country
  # fields are :locatable_id, :locatable_type, :country_id

class Title < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_many :countries, :through => :item_countries, :as => :locatable
bf4 / bin-squash_migrations
Created Nov 12, 2015
Squash Rails migrations in this one easy step
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
git ls-files db/migrate/*.rb | sort | tail -1 | \
ruby -e "[/\d+/]; init_schema=%(db/migrate/#{schema_version}_init_schema.rb);
%x(git rm -f db/migrate/*.rb;
mkdir db/migrate;
git mv db/schema.rb #{init_schema};
rake db:migrate;
git add db/schema.rb; git commit -m 'Squashed migrations')"
bf4 / rails32_http_patch_support.rb
Last active Jun 4, 2018
HTTP PATCH support in Rails 3.2
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# Rails 3.2 support for HTTP PATCH.
fail "Remove this patch" if Rails::VERSION::MAJOR > 3
# see
# Be very conservative not to monkey-patch any methods until
# the relevant files are loaded.
ActiveSupport.on_load(:action_controller) do
ActionDispatch::Request.instance_eval do
# Is this a PATCH request?
bf4 / interview_questions.txt
Last active May 28, 2018
Interview questions
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Good Interview Questions
"Give Him/Her the opportunity to impress you, and maybe even give you a revelation"
Ask open-ended questions, see
---> attitudes about the topic
---> how s/he thinks
---> what s/he's been thinking about lately
Q: Compare Ruby to another language.
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