Skip to content

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

James Harton jimsynz

Block or report user

Report or block jimsynz

Hide content and notifications from this user.

Learn more about blocking users

Contact Support about this user’s behavior.

Learn more about reporting abuse

Report abuse
View GitHub Profile

Keybase proof

I hereby claim:

  • I am jimsynz on github.
  • I am jimsy ( on keybase.
  • I have a public key whose fingerprint is 35C0 3A00 BB0B F539 3A62 7A31 BC0D 2595 FE40 0374

To claim this, I am signing this object:

jimsynz / rgb_spectrum.c
Created Jan 5, 2011
Arduino sketch to cycle an RGB LED through the colour spectrum.
View rgb_spectrum.c
const int redPin = 11;
const int greenPin = 10;
const int bluePin = 9;
void setup() {
// Start off with the LED off.
void loop() {
jimsynz /
Last active May 9, 2019
Weighted Reference Counting Example

Weighted Reference Couting

Weighted reference counting is more efficient than traditional reference counting because you don't have to update the reference counted object every time a reference is taken (potentially meaning updating the object on the heap and blowing the processor cache). Weighted reference counting only updates the referenced object when a reference is dropped or when weight is exhausted. Weight Reference Counting is also really good for concurrent systems because the number of synchronisations needed is much lower than normal reference counting.

Algorithm overview:

Allocate a new reference counted object with a default weight (a tunable power of two - usually around 1 << 16 for a real implementation). An initial reference is allocated which points to the object and the weight value is copied into it. Every time the reference is cloned, the weight is split in two (shifting one bit to the right is the same as dividing by two) and one half allocated to the existing reference and one

jimsynz / initializer.js
Created Jan 14, 2019
How I add GA to my Ember apps.
View initializer.js
# app/instance-initializers/google-analytics.js
import ENV from "./config/environment";
export function initialize(application) {
let fastboot = application.lookup('service:fastboot');
window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || [];
if (!fastboot.get('isFastBoot')) {
let body = document.getElementsByTagName('body').item(0);
jimsynz / api_controller.rb
Last active Dec 27, 2018
API Session Token Example
View api_controller.rb
class ApiController < ApplicationController
skip_before_action :verify_authenticity_token
respond_to :json
rescue_from UserAuthenticationService::NotAuthorized, with: :not_authorized
rescue_from ActiveRecord::RecordNotFound, with: :not_found
before_filter :api_session_token_authenticate!
def signed_in?
jimsynz /
Last active Nov 4, 2018
I use this to install Elixir on Codeship.
# I use this to install Elixir on our codeship instances for testing. YMMV.
# curl -O
# . ~/
# You can override your Elixir and Erlang versions from your shell when you call ./
jimsynz / index.hbs
Created May 22, 2018
How to use Semantic UI's visibility module with Semantic UI Ember.
View index.hbs
{{#ui-visibility class="ui segment masthead"
onBottomPassed=(action "mastheadOffScreen")
onBottomPassedReverse=(action "mastheadOnScreen") }}
<div class="ui container">
<h1>Hello, World!</h1>
/// Returns the line and column numbers for the beginning and the end of
/// this pair.
/// # Example
/// ```
/// # use std::rc::Rc;
/// # use pest;
/// # use pest::inputs::StringInput;
/// # #[allow(non_camel_case_types)]
View reference.rb
module Runtime
class Reference
attr_reader :object, :weight
def initialize(object, weight)
@object = object
@weight = weight
def self.create(object)
You can’t perform that action at this time.