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defunkt / zombies.md
Created Dec 29, 2010
—All You Zombies— by Robert A. Heinlein
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All You Zombies

2217 Time Zone V (EST) 7 Nov. 1970--NTC-- "Pop's Place": I was polishing a brandy snifter when the Unmarried Mother came in. I noted the time---10:17 P. M. zone five, or eastern time, November 7th, 1970. Temporal agents always notice time and date; we must.

The Unmarried Mother was a man twenty--five years old, no taller than I am, childish features and a touchy temper. I didn't like his looks---I never had---but he was a lad I was here to recruit, he was my boy. I gave him my best barkeep's smile.

Maybe I'm too critical. He wasn't swish; his nickname came from what he always said when some nosy type asked him his line: "I'm an unmarried mother." If he felt less than murderous he would add: "at four cents a word. I write confession stories."

If he felt nasty, he would wait for somebody to make something of it. He had a lethal style of infighting, like a female cop---reason I wanted him. Not the only one.

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defunkt / clients.md
Created Apr 18, 2010
A list of Gist clients.
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Gist Clients

Want to create a Gist from your editor, the command line, or the Services menu? Here's how.

Editor Support

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defunkt / startupriot.markdown
Last active Jul 1, 2021
Startup Riot 2009 Keynote
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(This is the text of the keynote I gave at Startup Riot 2009. Will update when video becomes available.)

Hi everyone, I'm Chris Wanstrath, and I'm one of the co-founders of GitHub.

GitHub, if you haven't heard of it, has been described as "Facebook for developers." Which is great when talking about GitHub as a website, but not so great when describing GitHub as a business. In fact, I think we're the polar opposite of Facebook as a business: we're small, never took investment, and actually make money. Some have even called us successful.

Which I've always wondered about. Success is very vague, right? Probably even relative. How do you define it?

After thinking for a while I came up with two criteria. The first is profitability. We employ four people full time, one person part time, have thousands of paying customers, and are still growing. In fact, our rate of growth is increasing - which means January was our best month so far, and February is looking pretty damn good.

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# unicorn_rails -c /data/github/current/config/unicorn.rb -E production -D
rails_env = ENV['RAILS_ENV'] || 'production'
# 16 workers and 1 master
worker_processes (rails_env == 'production' ? 16 : 4)
# Load rails+github.git into the master before forking workers
# for super-fast worker spawn times
preload_app true
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defunkt / browser
Created Mar 1, 2010
pipe html to a browser
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#!/bin/sh -e
#
# Usage: browser
# pipe html to a browser
# e.g.
# $ echo '<h1>hi mom!</h1>' | browser
# $ ron -5 man/rip.5.ron | browser
if [ -t 0 ]; then
if [ -n "$1" ]; then
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#include<iostream>
#include<cstdlib>
#include<cstring>
using namespace std;
struct Auto{
int serijski_br;
char proizvodac[35];
char model[35];
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/*
* a smart poller for jquery.
* (by github)
*
* simple example:
*
* $.smartPoller(function(retry) {
* $.getJSON(url, function(data) {
* if (data) {
* doSomething(data)
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defunkt / connection_fix.rb
Created Nov 19, 2009
MySQL server has gone away fix
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# If your workers are inactive for a long period of time, they'll lose
# their MySQL connection.
#
# This hack ensures we re-connect whenever a connection is
# lost. Because, really. why not?
#
# Stick this in RAILS_ROOT/config/initializers/connection_fix.rb (or somewhere similar)
#
# From:
# http://coderrr.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/activerecord-threading-issues-and-resolutions/
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defunkt / gemspec
Created Mar 9, 2010
Quickly create a gemspec.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Usage: gemspec [-s] GEMNAME
#
# Prints a basic gemspec for GEMNAME based on your git-config info.
# If -s is passed, saves it as a GEMNAME.gemspec in the current
# directory. Otherwise prints to standard output.
#
# Once you check this gemspec into your project, releasing a new gem
# is dead simple:
#