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kirsle / README.md
Created Mar 19, 2020
Offsite Encrypted Backups
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This describes my setup for using DigitalOcean Volumes (disk images attached to my VPS) for off-site backups and keeping them encrypted-at-rest when I'm not actively writing or reading to the disk image.

Basically it consists of:

  • A DigitalOcean virtual private server.
  • An extra Volume attached to the VPS (100GB or so), this presents itself as a block storage device in Linux.
  • LUKS encrypted partition on the Volume.
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kirsle / attrdict.py
Created Jul 18, 2014
AttrDict - A dict for Python that behaves like JavaScript.
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#!/usr/bin/env python
"""A dict-like object that supports JS object syntax.
AttrDict is a dict that can be called using either square brackets, like a
normal dict, or by using attributes--just like in JavaScript.
Accessing the value for an undefined key will return None (Python's equivalent
to undefined).
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kirsle / .gtkrc-2.0.md
Created Dec 21, 2014
GTK Config for the panel text color on the XFCE Desktop
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Save this code as ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and restart your XFCE panel with xfce4-panel -r

This file will set your panel text color to white (overriding the color setting from your current GTK theme). Change the #FFFFFF to another color if you want another color.

The engine "murrine" part will remove the text style for Murrine based themes (for example, a drop-shadow effect used in the Ubuntu Ambiance theme and Greybird).

style "panel"
{
    fg[NORMAL] = "#FFFFFF"
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kirsle / Motivational Speech Alarm Clock.md
Last active Mar 16, 2018
Motivational Speech Alarm Clock with Raspberry Pi
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Motivational Speech Alarm Clock

This is the code I used to make an alarm clock out of a Raspberry Pi (model 1 B+, 512MB RAM) that plays motivational speeches at 6:30 in the morning to get my ass out of bed.

At first I was using a CLI YouTube client, but it would hang after a while due to not running on an interactive console (being launched by crond), and the audio support on Pi's have always been somewhat flaky.

I ended up using youtube-dl to pre-download a playlist and using omxplayer for its hardware-accelerated decoding support. Works pretty well, except omxplayer has no support for things like "playlists" or "shuffling" so I needed

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kirsle / nginx-custom
Created Jan 18, 2017
Rotate nginx per-user log files
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/home/*/logs/*.log {
daily
missingok
rotate 14
size 50M
compress
delaycompress
notifempty
create 0640 www-data adm
sharedscripts
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kirsle / .bashrc
Created Jan 17, 2017
Show current git branch name in Bash prompt
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# Function that prints the branch name.
git_branch() {
branch=`git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' | perl -pe 's/^\*\s+//g'`
if [ "$branch" != '' ]; then
echo -n " ($branch)"
fi
}
# Integrate it into your $PS1 prompt.
# Would look like: [user@localhost myapp (master)]$
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Keybase proof

I hereby claim:

  • I am kirsle on github.
  • I am kirsle (https://keybase.io/kirsle) on keybase.
  • I have a public key whose fingerprint is 03AC B9F9 5CE5 A920 871E 94C5 9255 42ED E2E7 1CDA

To claim this, I am signing this object:

View twilio-rivescript.py
# minimal example of linking RiveScript to Twilio (untested)
from flask import Flask, request, redirect
from rivescript import RiveScript
import twilio.twiml
app = Flask(__name__)
bot = RiveScript()
bot.load_directory("brain")
bot.sort_replies()
View xclick.pl
#!/usr/bin/perl
# requires: libX11-devel, libXt-devel, libXtst-devel, /usr/bin/xinput
# sudo cpanm X11::GUITest
use threads;
use IO::Pty::Easy;
use IO::Handle;
use X11::GUITest qw(ClickMouseButton :CONST);
View Binary download.coffee
##
# Problem: sending a binary download in ExpressJS.
#
# I was trying to proxy download a binary file from S3 and serve it to the user with a different name.
# Using the `request` module didn't work; text files came back fine but binary files would be corrupted
# in strange ways (see attached diff).
#
# I ended up using the built-in `https` module and doing it the hard way.
#
# My theory: the request module expects to only work with text and was performing some UTF-8 coercion
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