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h-lame / benchmark.rb
Created Jul 20, 2017
Benchmarking some alternate implementations for checking if a BOM is present in a string and removing it.
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require 'benchmark'
# you'll want this to be a largeish file that is representative of the kinds
# of CSS files you'll be using this on in the real world. I used a compiled
# version of application.css from
css = File.binread "bom.css"
class BomBench
def remove_bom_force_encoding_slice!(input)
h-lame / bom-removal.rake
Created Jun 30, 2017
Rake task to hook into assets:precompile in a rails app and remove any BOMs that are inserted by sprockets/sass in CSS files (and their gzipped siblings)
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namespace :assets do
task :remove_bom => :environment do
require 'sprockets/utils/gzip'
# object that has enough of the Sprockets::Asset API to be
# used in the Sprockets::Utils::Gzip class without us needing
# to use the real class which needs more data
class DeBOMedCSSAsset <
def content_type
h-lame / Slide 11: my first ruby.diff
Last active Nov 8, 2016
My First Ruby - code snippets from slides - see:
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@ -24,8 +24,8 @@ class Config < Hash
- def initialize(name)
- self[Config::Name] = name
+ def initialize(name=nil)
+ self[Config::Name] = name if name != nil
h-lame / gist:8fb54e83aa514bb78f77
Last active Aug 29, 2015
*OFFER CLOSED* [LRUG] [GIVEAWAY] Copies of "The Well Grounded Rubyist (2nd Edition)" to give away
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From: Murray Steele <>
To: London Ruby Users Group <>
Subject: [LRUG] [GIVEAWAY] Copies of "The Well Grounded Rubyist (2nd Edition)" to give away
Hi all,
As announced at the start of the meeting on Monday the nice folks at
Infinitium Global have decided to give a little back to the community in
some way. One thing they were keen for is that they were giving back to
the community in a way that would help it grow and encourage folk just
View after.rb
def find_previous_table_for(element)
find_previous_sibling_of_type(element, 'table')
def find_previous_sibling_of_type(element, element_type_to_find)
previous_siblings(element).find do |previous_element|
previous_element.node_name == element_type_to_find
h-lame / bwt.rb
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Implementation of a Burrows-Wheeler Transform, as guided by
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class BWT
def encode(string)
chars = "#{string}$".chars
rotations = []
inject(chars) do |new_chars, _|
rotations << new_chars

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View showterm-replacement.html
pre.terminal {
display: block;
background-color: black;
color: white;
font-family: monospace;
height: 480px;
width: 640px;
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module Scoring
def self.included(base)
base.class_eval do
let(:__score_keeper) { }
extend ScoreHelpers
include ScoreMatchers
class ScoreKeeper