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View promises-are-always-async.js
// outputs:
// bar
// foo
focusaurus / gist:6905035
Last active Dec 25, 2015
helper function to reduce mongoose/REST boilerplate. Could also monkey patch into OutgoingMessage.prototype perhaps.
View gist:6905035
function oopsAPI(res, error, model) {
if (error) {
logger.error('Unexpected mongoose error during API query', error);
return true;
if (!model) {
return true;
focusaurus / .zshrc
Created Jul 31, 2013
There's got to be something alongs these lines that actually works...the snippet below does not work.
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alias screenunlock='defaults write askForPassword 0 && defaults write askForPasswordDelay 0'
alias screenlock='defaults write askForPassword 1 && defaults write askForPasswordDelay 60'
focusaurus / emitter_demo.js
Created Dec 6, 2012
Emit events directly from a node module while also exporting functions
View emitter_demo.js
var emitterModule = require('./emitter_module');
emitterModule.on("e1", function () {
console.log("emitterModule.e1 handler invoked", arguments);
focusaurus /
Created Dec 4, 2012
How I keep OSX plist prefs in my dotfiles repo
#Export like this: prefs export iterm
#import like this: prefs import iterm
prefs() {
local OP="${1}"
case "${OP}" in
focusaurus /
Created Oct 17, 2012
Transfer clipboard text from one mac to another via netcat
ncsend() {
local DEST_HOST="${1-smair}"
pbpaste | nc "${DEST_HOST}" "${NCSEND_PORT}"
ncreceive() {
while true
nc -l "${NCSEND_PORT}" | tee /dev/tty | pbcopy
focusaurus / gist:3717688
Created Sep 13, 2012
Make backbone.js friendly for use with async.js
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//Note, works with either Backbone.Model or Backbone.Collection
//Returns a function that will fetch the provided model and works with
//async's callback API
function asyncFetch(model) {
return function (callback) {
success: function (model) {callback(null, model);},
error: function (model, response) {callback(response);}
focusaurus / gist:3165384
Created Jul 23, 2012
Syntax for comments/docs vs. disabling code blocks
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So the question was: should programming languages use a different syntax (or character) for comments intended to be read by developer vs comments whose purpose is to disable code. For example, in my mind, these two scenarios are semantically entirely different intents:
# Add 2 px to account for border
width += 2
vs ......
#def someFunc():
# pass
focusaurus /
Created Jul 19, 2012
Add named get/set methods to backbone models
addConvenienceMethods = ->
for prop, value of this.attributes
((prop) ->
#Define a setter/getter function
this[prop] = (newValue...) ->
if newValue.length
this.set prop, newValue[0]
return this
return this.get prop
focusaurus / tipper.js
Created Mar 14, 2012
Clearest example of closures ever?
View tipper.js
var tipper = function (percentage) {
return function tip(total) {
return total + (total * (percentage / 100));
var generous = tipper(20);
var normal = tipper(18);
var stingy = tipper(8);
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