Brian Doll briandoll

View making.coffee.md
View how.github.works.txt
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This is Tom's thesis on Optimizing for Happiness, the core idea behind how we work:
http://tom.preston-werner.com/2010/10/18/optimize-for-happiness.html
 
Ryan has two really great pieces on GitHub management style and organization:
http://tomayko.com/writings/management-style
http://tomayko.com/writings/adopt-an-open-source-process-constraints
 
Zach has written and presented a ton on how GitHub works:
http://zachholman.com/talk/keeping-people/
http://zachholman.com/posts/chat/
View A_toast_to_you.md

To toast:

  • Make sure you have ImageMagick installed (brew install imagemagick)
  • Change line 7 of toast.rb to the repository name you're working with
  • toast!
$ bundle install
$ ./get_token [user] [pass]
$ export GHUSER=[myuser]
View Aaron Swartz: Guerilla Open Access Manifesto.md

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You’ll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.

There are those struggling to change this. The Open Access Movement has fought valiantly to ensure that scientists do not sign their copyrights away but instead ensure their work is published on the Internet, under terms that allow anyone to access it. But even under the best scenarios, their work will only apply to things published in the future. Everything up until now will have been lost.

That is too high a price to pay. Forcing academics to pay money to read the work of their colleagues? Scanning entire libraries but only allowing the folks at Google to read them? Providing scientific a

View brian.dump.list.txt
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Brain Dump List (GTD)
 
What is on your desk?
What is in your bag?
What is in those piles?
What notes did you make in meetings?
What notes did you make on documents?
What email caught your attention?
What is coming up on your calendar?
What projects are close to shipping?
View GitHub Quick Facts.md

GitHub Quick Facts

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over a million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

Company

View loud.on.twitter.html
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<html>
<head>
<script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.twitter.min.js"></script>
<style type="text/css">
body {background: #333; font-size: 64px; color: #999}
.twitter-posts {padding: 10px; list-style-type:none; border-bottom: 1px solid #000;}
.twitter-posts a {text-decoration:none; color: #FFF;}
</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
View correlations.rb
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class Correlations
 
# the dataset in question
attr_writer :dataset
 
# Count the number of instances an individual term appears
#
# Example:
# {"Ruby" => 3, "PHP" => 2, "C++" => 2}
attr_accessor :total_appearance_count
View chart.html
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<html>
<head>
<!--Load the AJAX API-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.google.com/jsapi"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
// Load the Visualization API and the piechart package.
google.load('visualization', '1.0', {'packages':['corechart']});
// Set a callback to run when the Google Visualization API is loaded.
View deployed.ruby.gems.10.2011.txt
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Gem List Deployed in ruby applications monitored by New Relic, October 2011
 
Note: Efforts have been made to remove any "private" gems from this list. All gems in this list are publicly available on rubygems.org or were available on the Github gem host and are considered public. Please send an email to brian@newrelic.com if you feel that a gem on this list should not be made public. Additionally, only gems used in 10 or more applications are on this list.
 
 
Count Gem Name
===================
8108 rack
7990 rake
7973 activesupport
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