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Last active May 12, 2024 15:17
Signing your Git Commits on MacOS

Methods of Signing Git Commits on MacOS

Last updated March 13, 2024

This Gist explains how to sign commits using gpg in a step-by-step fashion. Previously, was heavily mentioned, but I've only recently learned they were acquired by Akamai and no longer update their previous free products. Those mentions have been removed.

Additionally, 1Password now supports signing Git commits with SSH keys and makes it pretty easy-plus you can easily configure Git Tower to use it for both signing and ssh.

For using a GUI-based GIT tool such as Tower or Github Desktop, follow the steps here for signing your commits with GPG.

Scaling your API with rate limiters

The following are examples of the four types rate limiters discussed in the accompanying blog post. In the examples below I've used pseudocode-like Ruby, so if you're unfamiliar with Ruby you should be able to easily translate this approach to other languages. Complete examples in Ruby are also provided later in this gist.

In most cases you'll want all these examples to be classes, but I've used simple functions here to keep the code samples brief.

Request rate limiter

This uses a basic token bucket algorithm and relies on the fact that Redis scripts execute atomically. No other operations can run between fetching the count and writing the new count.

madwork / decode_session_cookie.rb
Last active October 22, 2020 18:13 — forked from profh/decode_session_cookie.rb
Rails 4.1+ Decode Session
alloy / Rakefile
Last active March 23, 2016 10:36
A Rakefile that standardises program env installation and guides the user, as opposed to crashing with Ruby exceptions such as `LoadError`. The only case where this will *never* work reliably is if you use the `rubygems-bundler` (NOEXEC) plugin, which introduces chicken-and-egg problems.
# Do *not* load any libs here that are *not* part of Ruby’s standard-lib. Ever.
desc "Install all dependencies"
task :bootstrap do
if system('which bundle')
sh "bundle install"
sh "git submodule update --init"
# etc
$stderr.puts "\033[0;31m[!] Please install the bundler gem manually: $ [sudo] gem install bundler\e[0m"
gruber / Liberal Regex Pattern for Web URLs
Last active April 22, 2024 19:02
Liberal, Accurate Regex Pattern for Matching Web URLs
The regex patterns in this gist are intended only to match web URLs -- http,
https, and naked domains like "". For a pattern that attempts to
match all URLs, regardless of protocol, see:
# Single-line version:
robmiller / strtotime.rb
Last active December 24, 2015 21:49
Sometimes I want to do natural language datetime calculations from the commandline, just to work out things like "what date will it be in 60 days" or "when was 30 days ago". This helps.
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Requirements: Ruby and the Chronic gem
# Install Chronic with: `gem install chronic`
# Examples:
# $ strtotime 'in 60 days'
# 6 Dec 2013 14:55:44
jbenet /
Last active April 9, 2024 03:31
a simple git branching model

a simple git branching model (written in 2013)

This is a very simple git workflow. It (and variants) is in use by many people. I settled on it after using it very effectively at Athena. GitHub does something similar; Zach Holman mentioned it in this talk.

Update: Woah, thanks for all the attention. Didn't expect this simple rant to get popular.

Proposal for a date system overhaul

The Problem

FullCalendar was initially designed without much notion of timezones. By default, it ignores timezone offsets in the dates it receives.

The original assumption was that if you received a date from Brussels, say "2013-09-01T12:00:00+02:00", which is noon, it would display as noon in every timezone.

However, FullCalendar shoehorns this value into a local date. With the same example, if you were in San Francisco, it internally stores the date as "2013-09-01T12:00:00-08:00". This is bad for two reasons:

dypsilon /
Last active May 7, 2024 01:27
A badass list of frontend development resources I collected over time.
benhoskings /
Last active March 21, 2016 18:30
Ruby 2.0 CA cert issue fix
# If you're having cert issues on ruby 2.0.0-p0, the issue is most likely that ruby can't
# find the required intermediate certificates. If you built it via rbenv/ruby-build, then
# the certs are already on your system, just not where ruby expects them to be.
# When ruby-build installs openssl, it installs the CA certs here:
# Ruby is expecting them here:
$(ruby -ropenssl -e 'puts OpenSSL::X509::DEFAULT_CERT_FILE')
# Which for me, is this path: