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crunk = checkout -b regrettable-late-night-coding-session
evnm / array-sum-example
Created Sep 24, 2011
Java vs Scala array sum example
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// Java.
int sum = 0;
for (int i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
sum += arr[i];
// Scala (ignoring arr.sum).
println(arr reduceLeft { _ + _ })
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Programming, when stripped of all the circumstantial irrelevancies
is nothing more and nothing less than "very effective thinking
so as to avoid unmastered complexity, to very vigorous
separation of your many different concerns".
-- Edsger Dijkstra
evnm / app.js
Created Oct 30, 2011
A Node.js daemon for achieving TTL behavior of files within a Dropbox directory
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var Log = require('log'),
log = new Log('info'),
DropboxClient = require('dropbox').DropboxClient,
dropbox = new DropboxClient("api_key", "api_secret",
"access_token", "access_token_secret");
* Returns a function that checks the mtime of all files within dir
* and deletes any that are older than ttl.
function checkForAndRmExpiredItems(dir, ttl) {
evnm / gist:2127168
Created Mar 19, 2012 — forked from marcel/gist:2100703
giftube – Generates an animated gif from a YouTube url.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# giftube – Generates an animated gif from a YouTube url.
# Usage:
# giftube [youtube url] [minute:second] [duration]
# ex.
evnm /
Created Nov 11, 2015
README for a hypothetical stream-consumption command-line tool


A stream consumption tool.

Status: Vaporware


In 2015, stream-processing is the it-girl of software architecture. This sub-field is driven forward by a growing number of

evnm / gist:5695408
Last active Dec 18, 2015
Notes on Steve McConnell's "Managing Technical Debt" keynote presentation at the 2013 International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt
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Business vs Technical viewpoints

  • Business staff tends to be optimistic about debt
  • Technical staff tends to be pessimistic about debt (religious and aesthetic)
  • These attitudes are often not conscious
  • Debt is a tool, neither inherently good nor bad

Short- vs Long-term debt

  • Short: violating coding standards, "we'll write these unit tests after we ship"
evnm / gitm
Last active Dec 21, 2015
A Git maintenance script. Prunes remote-tracking branches on origin and performs a deep repack on the repository.
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#! /bin/sh
# A Git maintenance script.
set -e
root=`git rev-parse --show-toplevel`
echo "Performing maintenance tasks on Git repository in ${root}..."
git fetch
git remote prune origin
git repack -a -d --depth=250 --window=250
evnm / test_changed
Last active Dec 28, 2015
A Ruby script that runs tests with Pants for all projects that have been modified in the current working tree.
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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Run tests for all projects that have been modified in the Birdcage,
# relative to HEAD.
# For example, if you've edited files in three projects, this script will
# run tests serially for these three projects in one command.
print "Determining which files have been changed..."
evnm / gcb
Last active Dec 29, 2015
A fuzzy `git checkout`.
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#! /bin/sh
# A fuzzy `git checkout`.
match=`git rev-parse --abbrev-ref --branches="*$1*"`
case `wc -w <<< "$match" | tr -d ' '` in
"0") echo "error: '$1' did not match any branch." 2>&1 ;;
"1") git checkout $match ;;
*) echo "error: '$1' is ambigious among:\n$match" 2>&1