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schneems /
Last active Sep 20, 2021
trace where Ruby objects come from with this handy bash 3 liner
echo 'require "objspace"; ObjectSpace.trace_object_allocations_start; Kernel.send(:define_method, :sup) do |obj| ; puts "#{ ObjectSpace.allocation_sourcefile(obj) }:#{ ObjectSpace.allocation_sourceline(obj) }"; end' > tmp/tmp-gemfile
cat Gemfile >> tmp/tmp-gemfile
cat tmp/tmp-gemfile > Gemfile
# $ bundle exec irb
# irb(main):001:0> require 'rails'
# => true
# irb(main):002:0> sup(Rails)
# /Users/richardschneeman/.gem/ruby/2.4.0/gems/railties-

Interactive Machine Learning

Taught by Brad Knox at the MIT Media Lab in 2014. Course website. Lecture and visiting speaker notes.


The issue: browsers will wait approximately 300ms from the time that you tap the button to fire the click event. The reason for this is that the browser is waiting to see if you are actually performing a double tap.

(from a new defunct article)

touch-action CSS property can be used to disable this behaviour.

touch-action: manipulation The user agent may consider touches that begin on the element only for the purposes of scrolling and continuous zooming. Any additional behaviors supported by auto are out of scope for this specification.

karpathy /
Last active Nov 26, 2021
Minimal character-level language model with a Vanilla Recurrent Neural Network, in Python/numpy
Minimal character-level Vanilla RNN model. Written by Andrej Karpathy (@karpathy)
BSD License
import numpy as np
# data I/O
data = open('input.txt', 'r').read() # should be simple plain text file
chars = list(set(data))
data_size, vocab_size = len(data), len(chars)
yoavg / lm_example
Created May 22, 2015
Unreasonable Effectiveness of LMs
View lm_example
"cells": [
"cell_type": "markdown",
"metadata": {},
"source": [
"# The unreasonable effectiveness of Character-level Language Models\n",
"## (and why RNNs are still cool)\n",
"###[Yoav Goldberg](\n",
willurd /
Last active Nov 27, 2021
Big list of http static server one-liners

Each of these commands will run an ad hoc http static server in your current (or specified) directory, available at http://localhost:8000. Use this power wisely.

Discussion on reddit.

Python 2.x

$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000
# coding=UTF-8
from __future__ import division
import re
# This is a naive text summarization algorithm
# Created by Shlomi Babluki
# April, 2013
class SummaryTool(object):
ndarville /
Last active Nov 9, 2021
Business models based on the compiled list at I find the link very hard to browse, so I made a simple version in Markdown instead.

Business Models


Models Examples
Display ads Yahoo!
Search ads Google
jeremy / gist:4211803
Created Dec 5, 2012
Template- and asset-aware ETags
View gist:4211803

Declared ETags, together with Russian Doll caching, can be used to automatically mix your template and asset versions into the ETags set in your controllers. This avoids the need to blow all browser caches on each deploy and neatly contains the scope of "freshness fallout" when you tweak a view.

To include the template's version in the ETag:

  # Incorporate the cache version for this action into our ETag.
  # This allows template changes to bubble up into HTTP cache
  # freshness and bust browser caches when we make changes.
  etag do
malarkey / Contract Killer
Last active Nov 18, 2021
The latest version of my ‘killer contract’ for web designers and developers
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When times get tough and people get nasty, you’ll need more than a killer smile. You’ll need a killer contract.

Used by 1000s of designers and developers Clarify what’s expected on both sides Helps build great relationships between you and your clients Plain and simple, no legal jargon Customisable to suit your business Used on countless web projects since 2008