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mikeal / gist:9242748
Last active Jun 19, 2017
Response to Nodejitsu NPM Trademark
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I've known people at nodejitsu for years, since before the company even existed. I still consider many of them friends. That said, somebody over there has lost their mind.

Trademarks are an important part of open source. They protect the integrity of the trust that is built by any project. A classic example of why this is the case is Firefox. Suppose that a malware producer takes the Firefox codebase, which is free and open source, packages up their malware with it and then releases it as "Firefox". Then they buy search advertising and suddenly their bad and malicious version of Firefox is the first result on search engines across the web. This is clearly a bad thing for Firefox and open source everywhere, but what can Mozilla do to protect their community of users?

They can't enforce a software license since the use is permitted under the Mozilla Public License. They can, however, enforce on these hypothetical bad actors using their trademark on the word "Fi

View duh.rb
irb(main):034:0> D, Y = 8, 0
=> [8, 0]
irb(main):035:0> 8===D-- ( Y )
=> true
View a-bundler-whoa.markdown

I'm not sure what the feature is called in 0.9.26, so I'll describe it instead; essentially, I can package (vendor/cache) my gems for use in deployment and if during the deployment (bundle install vendor/bundle) a gem is found in the shared gems repo (managed through RVM gemsets per project) then that gem is used without unpacking it in vendor/bundle. This is useful to me because my ops dude pre-installs gems needing compilation on all of the systems needing it (managed through Puppet for now); these gems are currently unicorn and bson_ext.

You can argue that he just shouldn't do that and I won't argue back, but that's something he likes since he doesn't want to have to recompile unicorn, bson_ext, etc. for each system as deploys are running; we have a few systems to manage and the list is growing; we also have several services working together and not all are ruby, so he just wants simple deploys. I also can't argue too much with that as there are oodles of things he concerns himself with that I don't have/

View gc_stats.rb
# From mattetti's gc_stats.rb
# Basic middleware to help developers track their memory usage
# Currently only tested on Ruby 1.9 and no support guaranteed
# Output example:
# GC run, previous cycle was 255 requests ago.
View riot_example.rb
require 'rubygems'
require 'riot'
context "Something" do
setup do
D = 8
asserts("big") { 8==D }
asserts("bigger") { 8===D }
View Rakefile
require 'rubygems'
require 'rake'
require 'pathname'
module ThumbleMonks
class Tastic # Formerly Rake::Static
def initialize(app, options={})
@app = app
toothrot / output.txt
Created Jul 9, 2010
how setups get run in Riot
View output.txt
context setups
+ asserts should only run the setup once
+ asserts even with multiple assertions
context setups that are nested
+ asserts gets run again
+ asserts only once per nesting, even with multiple assertions
4 passes, 0 failures, 0 errors in 0.000148 seconds
gus /
Created Jul 8, 2010
Coding in Ruby - mostly the Gus way

Hijacked from Christian Neukirchen's Ruby Style Guide

Coding in Ruby

These are guides, not rules. There are always reasons to not do something, but if you can stay on this road for as long as possible, at least Gus will be happy.


  • Use common sense.
  • Be consistent.
gus / index.txt
Created Nov 30, 2009 — forked from toothrot/index.txt
Ruby/Clojure analogs
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For each Ruby module/class, we have Ruby methods on the left and the equivalent
Clojure functions and/or relevant notes are on the right.
For clojure functions, symbols indicate existing method definitions, in the
clojure namespace if none is explicitly given. clojure.contrib.*/* functions can
be obtained from,
ruby-to-clojure.*/* functions can be obtained from the source files in this
If no method symbol is given, we use the following notation:
gus /
Created Nov 10, 2009
OCaml Interpreter
type exp =
IntExp of int
| Builtin of (exp -> env -> exp)
| VarExp of string
| FunExp of string * exp
| LetExp of string * exp * exp
| IfExp of exp * exp * exp
| AppExp of exp * exp
env = (string * exp) list
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