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Created Feb 15, 2014 — forked from elithrar/
WAL-E + Postgres 9.x (single server + DB) Setup and Recovery

A quick "how to" on what you need to do to both setup AND recover a single-server PostgreSQL database using WAL-E

  • WAL-E:
  • Assuming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ("Precise")
  • We'll be using S3. Make sure you have an IAM in a group with GetObject, ListBucket and PutObject on the bucket you want to use (and that it's not public).


  1. These packages:
darkhelmet /
Created Mar 4, 2014 — forked from dysinger/
Using docker to build deb of ruby so you don't need to use rvm or something on the server
cat > Dockerfile <<\EOF
FROM ubuntu:12.04
RUN apt-get update
RUN apt-get install -y ruby1.9.3 build-essential \
libc6-dev libffi-dev libgdbm-dev libncurses5-dev \
libreadline-dev libssl-dev libyaml-dev zlib1g-dev
RUN gem install fpm --bindir=/usr/bin --no-rdoc --no-ri
RUN apt-get install -y curl
RUN curl|tar oxzC /tmp
WORKDIR /tmp/ruby-1.9.3-p484
darkhelmet / gist:9987548
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Uploading a specific pair of files to rails 4.0.4/rbx 2.2.6/nginx 1.5.12/passenger enterprise 4.0.40 fails
View gist:9987548
App 11159 stderr: [ 2014-04-04 22:31:47.7216 11313/0x2320c(Worker 4) utils.rb:52 ]: *** Exception NoMethodError in Rack application object (undefined method `-' on nil:NilClass.) (process 11313, thread 0x2320c(Worker 4)):
App 11159 stderr: from kernel/delta/kernel.rb:78:in `- (method_missing)'
App 11159 stderr: from kernel/common/string.rb:1997:in `[]='
App 11159 stderr: from kernel/common/string.rb:1332:in `slice!'
App 11159 stderr: from /home/deploy/cogs/shared/bundle/rbx/2.1/gems/rack-1.5.2/lib/rack/multipart/parser.rb:113:in `get_current_head_and_filename_and_content_type_and_name_and_body'
App 11159 stderr: from /home/deploy/cogs/shared/bundle/rbx/2.1/gems/rack-1.5.2/lib/rack/multipart/parser.rb:19:in `parse'
App 11159 stderr: from kernel/common/kernel.rb:460:in `loop'
App 11159 stderr: from /home/deploy/cogs/shared/bundle/rbx/2.1/gems/rack-1.5.2/lib/rack/multipart/parser.rb:17:in `parse'
App 11159 stderr: from /home/deploy/cogs/shared/bundle/rbx/2.1/gems/rack-1.5.2/lib/rack/multipart.rb:25:in `p
View gist:11390354
~/dev/go/src/ (master?) » go test -i
can't load package: package cannot find package "" in any of:
/Users/darkhelmet/local/go/src/pkg/ (from $GOROOT)
/Users/darkhelmet/dev/go/src/ (from $GOPATH)
View active_admin.rb
# if you want to monkey patch every controller, put this in initializers/active_admin.rb
ActiveAdmin::ResourceController.class_eval do
include ActiveAdmin::CSVStream
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# install some packages
sudo aptitude install -y subversion pkg-config python perl g++ g++-multilib bison flex gperf libnss3-dev libgtk2.0-dev libnspr4-0d libasound2-dev libnspr4-dev msttcorefonts libgconf2-dev libcairo2-dev libdbus-1-dev wdiff
# get and setup the depot tools
svn co
export PATH=`pwd`/depot_tools:$PATH
mkdir chromium
pushd chromium
View lark_template.rb
# download and git methods swiped from
require 'open-uri'
def download(from, to = from.split("/").last)
#run "curl -s -L #{from} > #{to}"
file to, open(from).read
puts "Can't get #{from} - Internet down?"
View controllers.rb
class WidgetController < ApplicationController
include RespondGlue
def index
@widgets = some_magic
respond_glue(:html) { render(:template => 'widgets/index') }
def show
@widget = get_widget
View jquery-remote-inline.js
$.fn.setupRemoteInline = function() {
return this.each(function() {
$(this).click(function() {
var link = $(this);
success:function(data) {
View output.txt
Using built-in specs.
Target: i686-pc-linux-gnu
Configured with: ./configure --prefix=/home/darkhelmet/local/llvm-gcc --enable-languages=c,c++ --program-prefix=llvm- --enable-llvm=/home/darkhelmet/local/llvm
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.2.1 (Based on Apple Inc. build 5636) (LLVM build)
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