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Last active Apr 5, 2017
some examples of helper scripts I use: all files go in an ./env dir inside the project (git ignores them due to gitignore match). then you call them like ./env/
source .tox/py27/bin/activate
source env/
alembic "$@"
cactus / py27.txt
Last active Jun 3, 2019
python-2.7.14 and python-3.7.0 -- for centos7 (rpm fpm recipes)
View py27.txt
##### Configurable options
# strip symbols to slightly reduce runtime memory footprint
# use altinstall to NOT symlink python and python2 to the python2.7 executable
# build as user, requires configured sudo (for yum and fpm gem install).
# if not "yes", then build should be done as root
cactus / results.txt
Last active May 20, 2019
python compression comparison
View results.txt
Data Size:
Input: 2074
LZ4: 758 (0.37)
Snappy: 676 (0.33)
LZF: 697 (0.34)
ZLIB: 510 (0.25)
LZ4 / Snappy: 1.121302
LZ4 / LZF: 1.087518
LZ4 / ZLIB: 1.486275
Benchmark: 50000 calls
cactus / install-setup.txt
Last active Aug 19, 2019
python serialization speed comparison
View install-setup.txt
virtualenv --no-site-packages hodor
hodor/bin/pip install simplejson ujson cbor tnetstring msgpack-python
curl -s '' > test.json
cactus / .netrc
Last active Mar 1, 2017
example netrc
View .netrc
# .netrc
## generate token with
machine login <token>
View gist:2934592
>>> rows = [(1,2,3), (4,5,6), (7,8,9)]
>>> [','.join(map(str,row[offset:offset+3]))
... for offset in range(0, len(rows) / 3)
... for row in rows]
['1,2,3', '4,5,6', '7,8,9']
cactus / gist:2556514
Created Apr 30, 2012
socketpool memcache example
View gist:2556514
# -*- coding: utf-8 -
import logging
import random
import memcache
import gevent.socket
# monkey patch to patch sockets
memcache.socket = gevent.socket
from socketpool.pool import ConnectionPool, MaxTriesError
View gist:1234373
import functools
def _decorate_method(f, name):
def __wrapper(self, *args, **kwds):
print 'wrapped a method', f, name
return f(self, *args, **kwds)
return __wrapper
View gist:1141631

A poem about laundry.

I just did laundry.
I shrank a hooded sweatshirt.
I suck at laundry.

Originally posted on: 2005-11-28 (old blog post)

cactus / rack_date.rb
Created Dec 22, 2010
Rack::Date middleware
View rack_date.rb
## Rack middleware for adding a Date http header
## Some http servers do not set this, so use only if necessary
require 'time'
module Rack
class Date
def initialize(app)
@app = app
def call(env)
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