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#!/usr/bin/env python3
import os
import subprocess
import tempfile
import click
DOWNLOAD_DIR = "{}/Downloads".format(os.environ['HOME'])
VEEKUN_CRY_URL = "{}.ogg"
brighid /
Created Aug 20, 2016
Coder calisthenics: a recursive function for naming numbers
def words_from_int(int_or_string):
Given a positive integer (or a string that looks like one), returns a
string that represents the spoken American English (short scale) form of
the given number.
# Numbers' names
ones_place = [None, "one", "two", "three", "four",
"five", "six", "seven", "eight", "nine"]
brighid /
Last active Sep 19, 2016
A function for passing connection parameters to SQLite in the context of SQLAlchemy. See for explanation.
import os.path
import re
import sqlite3
from sqlalchemy import create_engine
def create_sqlite_engine(sqlite_path,
read_only=None, create_db=None, **kwargs):
Open SQLite with appropriate use of connection flags.
brighid / open_in_chrome_incognito.scpt
Created Jun 4, 2016
A recipe for opening arbitrary links in Chrome, in an incognito window, without blowing away your existing Chrome session. License, if you care: your choice of MIT, BSDv2+, or GPLv2+.
View open_in_chrome_incognito.scpt
-- 1: Open Script Editor, make a new script, and paste this whole file in.
-- 2: Save the script as an app.
-- 3: Open the app's Contents/Info.plist
-- 4: Add the following to the top-level <dict> of the plist:
-- <key>CFBundleURLTypes</key>
-- <array>
-- <dict>
-- <key>CFBundleURLName</key>
-- <string>Web site URL</string>
-- <key>CFBundleURLSchemes</key>
brighid / fetlife-mute-button.user.js
Last active Jul 11, 2016
A mute button you can use to sweep away haters in FetLife comment threads.
View fetlife-mute-button.user.js
// -*- mode:js2; -*-
// ==UserScript==
// @name fetlife-mute-button
// @namespace brighid
// @include*
// @version 4
// @grant GM_setValue
// @grant GM_getValue
// ==/UserScript==
brighid /
Created Nov 28, 2015
Generate a large number of vCard contacts
"""Generates an abitrary number of valid .vcf vCard contacts based on the
parameters set at the beginning of the file. See also:
import random, sys
brighid / itms_music_link.rb
Created Nov 28, 2015
This is the core of an Octopress plugin that lets you put music data in posts' YAML front-matter and have a link to the iTunes Music Store show up in the post.
View itms_music_link.rb
brighid / gist:5234382
Last active Dec 15, 2015
A brittle way to read a conf file in Clojure.
View gist:5234382
(ns my-project.core
(:require [ :as io])
(:import [ PushbackReader]))
[r (io/reader (io/resource "bar.conf"))]
(read (PushbackReader. r)))
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