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gtaylor / plugin_distutils
Created Jan 11, 2011
Distributing Twisted plugins with distutils
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Example of a way to distribute Twisted plugins with distutils. This would go in your file.
data_files would get passed to setup() through the data_files keyword.
from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib
TWISTED_PLUGIN_PATH = os.path.join(get_python_lib(), 'twisted', 'plugins')
MODULE_PLUGIN_PATH = os.path.join('your_module', 'twisted', 'plugins')
data_files = [
gtaylor / gist:1635814
Created Jan 18, 2012
jQuery form validation mixin
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class FrontendFormErrorHandlingMixin(object):
Provides some convenience methods for handling errors on the front end.
See :meth:`get_errors`.
def get_errors(self):
Returns a list of form validation erros
in a dictionary format. More JSON friendly. Less stupid.
gtaylor / gist:1764759
Created Feb 8, 2012
Starting an instance with boto
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import boto
# This is used to create an EC2Connection object, which provides an API to
# work with the EC2 service.
conn = boto.connect_ec2('your-aws-key-here', 'your-secret-here')
# Launch an instance with the specified AMI (Amazon Machine Instance)
# in a small VM. In this case, the AMI is Ubuntu 11.10.
reservation = conn.run_instances('ami-0fe3dc7b', instance_type='t1.micro')
gtaylor / gist:1901752
Created Feb 24, 2012
Dynamic Fabric deployment with boto
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def ec2():
Set env.roledefs according to our deployment setup. From this, an
env.hosts list is generated, which determines which hosts can be
messed with. The roledefs are only used to determine what each server is.
Since we are running on EC2, these instances are completely variable.
We need to hit their API to determine which instances are currently in
gtaylor / gist:4288166
Created Dec 14, 2012
Alex Gaynor's Shit List
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Alex Gaynor's Shit List
* Everyone.
gtaylor / gist:6378871
Created Aug 29, 2013
A very naive HTTP server that listens for a Github webhook. Upon receiving a request, we build the Pelican content and upload to S3.
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A very basic HTTP server that listens for Github webhooks. When we hear from
Github, build the blog and upload to S3.
Note: This is a very naive server. We don't attempt to authenticate in any
way, and we don't block to prevent spamming.
package main
import (
gtaylor / bt-182p3.diff
Created Mar 13, 2014
PennMUSH 1.8.2p3 diff to incorporate liberated btech from BattletechMUX
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diff -ur -x btech -x .svn -x '*.o' -x data pennmush/game/mushcnf.dst btpenn/game/mushcnf.dst
--- pennmush/game/mushcnf.dst 2007-04-22 09:00:06.000000000 -0700
+++ btpenn/game/mushcnf.dst 2007-02-04 20:58:41.000000000 -0800
@@ -840,3 +840,7 @@
include restrict.cnf
+### BattleTech options are in btech.cnf
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libconn = librato.connect(settings.LIBRATO_USERNAME, settings.LIBRATO_API_KEY)
metric_name, count, type='gauge', source=_METRIC_SOURCE, period=300, measure_time=epoch)
File "/home/gtaylor/workspace/coursebook/pathwright/apps/pwstats/src/", line 35, in send_counter_metric
File "/home/gtaylor/.virtualenvs/coursebook/lib/python2.7/site-packages/librato/", line 182, in submit
self._mexe("metrics", method="POST", query_props=payload)
File "/home/gtaylor/.virtualenvs/coursebook/lib/python2.7/site-packages/librato/", line 148, in _mexe
resp_data, success, backoff = self._process_response(resp, backoff)
View gist:d7e78505c5eaed70ecde
DROP FUNCTION modify_player_inventory(
player_id integer, mod_amount integer, item_name text
CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION modify_player_inventory(
player_id integer, mod_amount integer, item_name text
) RETURNS integer AS
-- first try to update the key
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id, discussion_id, body, num_votes, last_edited_time,
class_section_id, created_time, modified_time,
author_id, reply_parent_id, num_inappropriate_flags,
path, depth
) AS (
SELECT, discussion_response.discussion_id,
discussion_response.body, discussion_response.num_votes,
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