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For anyone who isn’t able to access this New Feature™ of Twitter due to the usual Nation-state Region-centric Nonsense™ and wants to join the hex club, this is a SVG mask path similar to Twitter’s hexagonal NFT PFP implementation, except rotated 30º, because… Think Different?
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== Development Approaches

Asshole Driven development (ADD) - Any team where the biggest jerk makes all the big decisions is asshole driven development. All wisdom, logic or process goes out the window when Mr. Asshole is in the room, doing whatever idiotic, selfish thing he thinks is best. There may rules and processes, but Mr. A breaks them and people follow anyway.

Cognitive Dissonance development (CDD) - In any organization where there are two or more divergent beliefs on how software should be made. The tension between those beliefs, as it's fought out in various meetings and individual decisions by players on both sides, defines the project more than any individual belief itself.

Cover Your Ass Engineering (CYAE) - The driving force behind most individual efforts is to make sure than when the shit hits the fan, they are not to blame.

Development By Denial (DBD) - Everybody pretends there is a method for what's being done, and that things are going ok, when in reality, things are a mess and the proces


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Thinking outside the square (Joan Chapple)

Excerpt from:
Author: Sarah Lang, for NZ Herald.
Originally published Monday Jun 23, 2008

Next door to Masson in a dark, decidedly-more-rudimentary house, Dr Joan Chapple sits, scanning the newspaper. Chapple's initial claim to consequence is as New Zealand's first hand surgeon and first female plastic surgeon. But at 78, with deep creases around her eyes, she couldn't be much more removed from the botoxed nip and tuck mercenaries.

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Created June 27, 2015 07:25
Commands to create swapfile on a Digital Ocean Ubuntu droplet
sudo fallocate -l 2G /swapfile
sudo chmod 600 /swapfile
sudo mkswap /swapfile
sudo swapon /swapfile
swapon -s
free -m
cobyism / jsmap2coffee.rb
Created January 23, 2015 11:23
Reverse engineer * files to *.coffee
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require "json"
require "fileutils"
# Find all * files in current directory
files = Dir["./**/*"]
# Parse out the JSON
mapfiles = { |f| JSON.parse }
cobyism / dslchecker.rb
Created October 9, 2014 12:37
Started hacking on a BT DSL checker screen scraper thing
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require 'rubygems'
require 'nokogiri'
require "net/http"
require "uri"
class DSLChecker
def check_phone_number(number)
params = { "TelNo" => number }
endpoint = URI.parse("")
response = Net::HTTP.post_form(endpoint, params)
command: "memory_pressure && sysctl -a | grep memsize"
refreshFrequency: 2000
style: """
// Change bar height
bar-height = 6px
// Align contents left or right
widget-align = left
cobyism / cask-finder.rb
Last active December 14, 2019 09:19
Search /Applications for apps that can be installed with `brew cask` (see
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
exact_matches = {}
partial_matches = {}
no_matches = []
puts "Searching /Applications for things that exist in cask…"
Dir.glob('/Applications/*.app').each do |app|
app_name = File.basename(app)
search_term = File.basename(app, ".*").downcase.split(/\s/)[0]
cobyism / toast.rb
Created June 1, 2014 07:26
Example GIF compiler script for Toasts.
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#! /usr/bin/env ruby
require 'octokit'
require 'awesome_print'
require 'open-uri'
client = => ENV['GHUSER'], :oauth_token => ENV['GHTOKEN'])
repo = 'example/repo'
Dir.mkdir('build') if !File.exists?('build')