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# This method finds related articles using Jaccard index (optimized for PostgreSQL).
# More info:
class Article < ActiveRecord::Base
def related(limit=10)
( SELECT array_agg( FROM taggings tg, tags t
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Friend-or-Foe Relations in the Middle East

Yesterday night, I stumbled upon yet another interesting graph:


The "interactive" version of this image can be found on on this website: they basically try to interactively visualise the interplay of parties that are intervening in the many conflicts currently happening in the Middle East. It’s very, very well done.

So I did a little digging, and found that the original data is in a google doc that you can find over here. Look at the second tab: it’s basically an adjacency matrix of relationships between parties. In other words: a graph.

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Steps to migrate from SVN to GitLab

This process worked for me. I take no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred as a result of following or not following these steps or, for that matter, anything else you might do or not do.


  • SVN is hosted at
  • SVN is accessible via http (other protocols should work).
  • GitLab is hosted at and:
davidglassborow / Gemfile
Last active August 29, 2015 14:14 — forked from ahaedike/Gemfile
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source ""
gem 'eventmachine'
gem 'rubysl-stringio'
gem 'sinatra'
gem 'yajl-ruby', require: 'yajl'
gem 'thin'
gem 'em-websocket', :git=>''
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#r "System.Xml.Linq"
open System
open System.IO
open System.Xml.Linq
let script = seq {
//TODO: this currently loads fsproj's in alphabeticall order, we should instead
//build the dependencies graph of the fsproj's and load them in topological sort order
View gist:bbf5ef9d1cdacf66c55b
This note explains how to build Postgres from source and setup to debug it using LLDB on a Mac. I used this technique to research this article:
1. Shut down existing postgres if necessary - you don’t want to mess up your existing DB or work :)
$ ps aux | grep postgres
pat 456 0.0 0.0 2503812 828 ?? Ss Sun10AM 0:11.59 postgres: stats collector process
pat 455 0.0 0.0 2649692 2536 ?? Ss Sun10AM 0:05.00 postgres: autovacuum launcher process
pat 454 0.0 0.0 2640476 304 ?? Ss Sun10AM 0:00.74 postgres: wal writer process
pat 453 0.0 0.0 2640476 336 ?? Ss Sun10AM 0:00.76 postgres: writer process
davidglassborow / gist:915565
Created April 12, 2011 14:18
TORQUE-352: fix issue preventing Oracle driver working in
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class Java::java.sql::DriverManager
class << self
alias_method :get_connection_without_vfs, :getConnection
alias_method :register_driver_without_vfs, :registerDriver
# Monkey patch getConnection so we can sort out local filesystem url's for
# SQLite (we need to remove the 'vfs:' from the url)
def getConnection(url, *params)
# Remove any VFS prefix from the url (for SQLite)
davidglassborow / application.rb
Created October 16, 2011 14:35
Rails 3.1 Template for DataMapper 1.2.0.rc2
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# This needs to be called after one of the gemfile templates
apply ''
apply ''
inject_into_file 'app/controllers/application_controller.rb',
"require 'dm-rails/middleware/identity_map'\n",
:before => 'class ApplicationController'
inject_into_class 'app/controllers/application_controller.rb',
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#set -x
# chkconfig: 2345 99 01
# description: starts and stops torquebox
davidglassborow / AutoLayout.fs
Created October 12, 2015 19:01 — forked from praeclarum/AutoLayout.fs
AutoLayout wrapper to make creating constraints in F# easier
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module Praeclarum.AutoLayout
open System
#if __IOS__
open Foundation
open UIKit
type NativeView = UIView
open MonoMac.Foundation