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eprothro / Compass Retina
Last active Dec 27, 2015
Sass sprite generation with compass for retina and non-retina images (example code for a Rails 3 application).
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The below Sass+Compass/Ruby can be used to:

  • Generate retina and non-retina sprite maps
  • Allow a single style class to provide retina and non-retina support, per image
  • Automatically generate those sprite style classes

Example markup for a retina supported menu button:

eprothro / communication via
Last active Jun 9, 2020
Connextra, Gherkin, and Free-form prose for multidisciplinary communication via narrative.
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Getting clients, managers, project managers, designers, and developers on the same page when it comes to feature expectations is hard. Everyone speaking the same language (literally) can go a long way to achieving the same, metaphorically.

There are three common formats that are great for written and verbal communication between stakeholders with different backgrounds, responsibilities, and risk exposures. They are each natural-language, narrative formats (they use plain english) that anyone can understand, but their structrued nature is proven to help clearly communicate behavior, specify intent and synchronize expectations.

Connextra user stories

  • Great for high level feature description
  • Typically bad for detailed behavior description
chadbailey59 / post-merge
Last active Dec 11, 2015
save this as `.git/hooks/post-merge` in any of your repos. Then, when you do a `git pull` (or really any merge I think), if any migrations were updated or the Gemfile was edited, you'll get a handy reminder to migrate or bundle install.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Put me in .git/hooks/post-merge
# Then do chmod a+x .git/hooks/post-merge
migrations = `git diff --name-only master master@{1} | grep db/migrate | wc -l`.strip.to_i
if migrations > 0
puts " "
puts "**************************************************************"
puts "**************************************************************"
myobie / mountain-lion-brew-setup.markdown
Created Feb 18, 2012
Get Mountain Lion and Homebrew to Be Happy
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Get Mountain Lion and Homebrew to Be Happy

1) Install XCode 4.4 into /Applications

Get it from the App Store.

2) Install Command Line Tools

In XCode's Preferences > Downloads you can install command line tools.