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gurdiga / Makefile
Last active Jun 7, 2020
PhotoBucket export
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export CURL_PARAMS=--silent --connect-timeout 5 --retry-delay 0 --retry 5
start: list-albums # download-photos
@function main() {
list_albums "/albums/c111/SandraDodd"
gurdiga / vlad.sudoers
Created Oct 10, 2019
`sudo` configuration to skip password for specific commands
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vlad ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/sntp
vlad ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/lsof
vlad ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/local/sbin/mtr
vlad ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /sbin/ifconfig
vlad ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/local/bin/gdu
gurdiga / update_phpbb_from
Last active Sep 23, 2019
A script to automate the update phpBB3 from a given download URL. Accepts the download URL as its single argument.
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set -xeuf -o pipefail
archive_name=`basename $archive_url`
wget --no-verbose $archive_url
mv $archive_name tmp
gurdiga /
Created Aug 16, 2019
The Makefile I used to mangle some Optimizely logs
Make what?
sync: download upload
time aws --profile mx-optimizely s3 sync s3://optimizely-export-ng/10629356/10629356/2.0/2019/08/14/ 2019/08/14/
test -z "$(DAY)" && (echo "Give me a DAY, please. Something like DAY=08/21." && exit 1) || \
gurdiga / export-notes-to-plain-text.scpt
Created Jul 23, 2019
Export Apple Notes to plain text
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tell application "Notes"
repeat with eachNote in notes in folder "Log"
tell eachNote
set content to body as text
set {year:y, month:m, day:d, hours:h, minutes:n} to creation date
set m to m as number
set d to d as number
set n to n as number
set h to h as number
gurdiga / getCookieByName.js
Last active Feb 25, 2016
A little function to get a cookie by name. Useful to debug from the the browser console.
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function getCookieByName(name) {
return unescape(
(document.cookie.split(/; /g)||[])
.filter(function(pair) {
return pair.split('=')[0] === name;

Per-directory Bash history (w/o aliasing cd)

I use Bash’s PROMPT_COMMAND variable:

The value of the variable PROMPT_COMMAND is examined just before Bash prints each primary prompt. If PROMPT_COMMAND is set and has a non-null value, then the value is executed just as if it had been typed on the command line.

The source code should be pretty straight forward, but if not, please ask in the comments. Put this in your .bashrc or similar:

# per-directory Bash history
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JS interface composition with promises

Inspired by Mr. Robert C. Martin’s episodes on SOLID principles that I’ve watched lately, and by the idea of “programming to interfaces” I’ve tried to come up with a schema that would allow me to have the concerns separated, but still composable.

These are a few modules from an Angular project.

So, I have an AuthenticationService module that does user account house-keeping:

// app/authentication-service/authentication-service.js
(function() {
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function randomPassword(lenght) {
function random() {
return parseFloat('.' + crypto.getRandomValues(new Uint32Array(1))[0]);
var characters = '0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ',
password = '',
for (i = 0; i < 10; i++)
mencoder dvd:// -mc 0 -noskip -ovc copy -oac copy -nosub -aid 131 -o Desktop/transcoded.avi