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bortzmeyer / gist:1284249
Created Oct 13, 2011
The only simple way to do SSH in Python today is to use subprocess + OpenSSH...
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#!/usr/bin/python
# All SSH libraries for Python are junk (2011-10-13).
# Too low-level (libssh2), too buggy (paramiko), too complicated
# (both), too poor in features (no use of the agent, for instance)
# Here is the right solution today:
import subprocess
import sys
View 20111011_SteveYeggeGooglePlatformRant.md

Stevey's Google Platforms Rant

I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I've been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me immediately about the two companies -- an impression that has been reinforced almost daily -- is that Amazon does everything wrong, and Google does everything right. Sure, it's a sweeping generalization, but a surprisingly accurate one. It's pretty crazy. There are probably a hundred or even two hundred different ways you can compare the two companies, and Google is superior in all but three of them, if I recall correctly. I actually did a spreadsheet at one point but Legal wouldn't let me show it to anyone, even though recruiting loved it.

I mean, just to give you a very brief taste: Amazon's recruiting process is fundamentally flawed by having teams hire for themselves, so their hiring bar is incredibly inconsistent across teams, despite various efforts they've made to level it out. And their operations are a mess; they don't real

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FSX / async_psycopg2.py
Created Mar 8, 2011
A module for asynchronous PostgreSQL queries in Tornado.
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#!/usr/bin/env python
__author__ = 'Frank Smit <frank@61924.nl>'
__version__ = '0.1.0'
import functools
import psycopg2
from tornado.ioloop import IOLoop, PeriodicCallback