case "$rvm_ruby_string" in
export RUBY_HEAP_MIN_SLOTS=1000000
export RUBY_GC_MALLOC_LIMIT=1000000000
export RUBY_HEAP_FREE_MIN=500000
View Gemfile.diff
diff -U 0 -r rails-3.1.0.rc4/Gemfile rails-3.1.1/Gemfile
--- rails-3.1.0.rc4/Gemfile 2011-10-07 12:02:26.000000000 -0400
+++ rails-3.1.1/Gemfile 2011-10-07 12:59:13.000000000 -0400
@@ -3 +3 @@
-gem 'rails', '3.1.0.rc4'
+gem 'rails', '3.1.1'
@@ -10,4 +10,8 @@
-# Asset template engines
-gem 'sass-rails', "~> 3.1.0.rc"
-gem 'coffee-script'
View assets.rake
namespace :assets do
desc "Check that all assets have valid encoding"
task :check => :environment do
paths = ["app/assets", "lib/assets", "vendor/assets"]
extensions = ["js", "coffee", "css", "scss"]
paths.each do |path|
dir_path = Rails.root + path

ruby-1.9.3-p327 cumulative performance patch for rbenv

This installs a patched ruby 1.9.3-p327 with various performance improvements and a backported COW-friendly GC, all courtesy of funny-falcon.


You will also need a C Compiler. If you're on Linux, you probably already have one or know how to install one. On OS X, you should install XCode, and brew install autoconf using homebrew.

View gist:2631940
@implementation WhateverClass
+ (NSString *)getBasicAuth
NSData *encodeData = [[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@:%@", username, password]
// from NSData+Base64.m by Matt Gallagher
NSString *credentials = [encodeData base64EncodedString];
View template.rb
app_name = ARGV[0]
initial_resource_name = ask('What is your initial resource ?')
remove_file 'Gemfile'
create_file 'Gemfile', <<-eos
source ''
gem 'rails', '3.2.6'
View chat.go
package main
import (
type Client struct {
incoming chan string
outgoing chan string

A slightly updated version of this doc is here on my website.

Why I Like Go

I visited with PagerDuty yesterday for a little Friday beer and pizza. While there I got started talking about Go. I was asked by Alex, their CEO, why I liked it. Several other people have asked me the same question recently, so I figured it was worth posting.


The first 1/2 of Go's concurrency story. Lightweight, concurrent function execution. You can spawn tons of these if needed and the Go runtime multiplexes them onto the configured number of CPUs/Threads as needed. They start with a super small stack that can grow (and shrink) via dynamic allocation (and freeing). They are as simple as go f(x), where f() is a function.

View migrate.rake
desc 'rolls back migrations in current branch not present in other'
task :rollback_branch_migrations, [:other_branch] do |t, args|
load "#{Dir.pwd}/Rakefile"
branch_migrations =
puts ['Rollback the following migrations', branch_migrations, 'y,n? ']
next if %w[no n NO N].include?(STDIN.gets.chomp)