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skyzyx /
Last active Feb 16, 2020
Using GNU command line tools in macOS instead of FreeBSD tools

macOS is a Unix, and not built on Linux.

I think most of us realize that macOS isn't a Linux OS, but what that also means is that instead of shipping with the GNU flavor of command line tools, it ships with the FreeBSD flavor. As such, writing shell scripts which can work across both platforms can sometimes be challenging.


Homebrew can be used to install the GNU versions of tools onto your Mac, but they are all prefixed with "g" by default.

All commands have been installed with the prefix "g". If you need to use these commands with their normal names, you can add a "gnubin" directory to your PATH from your bashrc.

arthurattwell / pandoc-docx-md.bat
Last active Jan 2, 2020
Script to convert docx to markdown with Pandoc
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:: pandoc-docx-md.bat
:: Don't show these commands to the user
@ECHO off
:: Set the title of the window
TITLE Convert docx to markdown with Pandoc
:: Select file marker
:: Clear any preexisting filename variables
SET filename=
View a_terrible_thing.txt
[aaron@TC omglolwut (master)]$ cat lib/tasks/disable_autoload_during_migrations.rake
task :disable_autoload do
ActiveSupport::Dependencies.class_eval do
extend {
def load_file(path, const_paths = loadable_constants_for_path(path))
return if path.starts_with? File.join(Rails.application.root, 'app', 'models')
View Markdown image captions
## _includes/image.html
<div class="image-wrapper" >
{% if include.url %}
<a href="{{ include.url }}" title="{{ include.title }}" target="_blank">
{% endif %}
<img src="{{ site.url }}/{{ include.img }}" alt="{{ include.title }}"/>
{% if include.url %}
{% endif %}
{% if include.caption %}
infotroph / pandoc-word-sectionbreak.hs
Last active Jun 6, 2018
Pandoc filter: convert horizontal rules into section breaks for Word output
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#!/usr/bin/env runhaskell
Pandoc filter to replace horizontal rules with hard section breaks when output is in Word format.
Credits: This is a very lightly adapted version of a `\newpage` filter
previously described on pandoc-discuss:!topic/pandoc-discuss/FzLrhk0vVbU
PurpleBooth /
Last active Feb 17, 2020
A template to make good

Project Title

One Paragraph of project description goes here

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.


jeremypruitt / sns-publish
Last active Aug 2, 2019
AWS Lambda function to publish to SNS topic
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console.log('Loading function');
var AWS = require('aws-sdk');
AWS.config.region = 'us-west-2';
exports.handler = function(event, context) {
console.log("\n\nLoading handler\n\n");
var sns = new AWS.SNS();
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Originally from
# authors: Ian Vaughan
# Jacob Zimmerman
# usage: uninstall_gems [<version> ...]
# examples:
searls / gist:a644a89017022912b2c6
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Some thoughts on small teams and headquarters HQs
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This is a simple little note I wrote down when talking to another company owner on the topic of moving a fully distributed team (with some folks in the same city) to a mostly-distributed team with an HQ office in a single city. It's not necessarily useful as general advice beyond that

why thoughtful physical location matters

I often advise clients that are actively focused on improving their teams to either embrace a fully-distributed team or a fully-colocated one, and to avoid other permutations of organization. Patterns that I see a lot:

  • small satellite offices off a large HQ
  • a handful of remote folk off a large HQ
  • n similarly-sized engineering offices
# Install sleepwatcher
cd /tmp
curl -O
tar -zxvf sleepwatcher_2.2.tgz
cd sleepwatcher_2.2
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/share/man/man8
sudo cp sleepwatcher /usr/local/sbin
sudo cp sleepwatcher.8 /usr/local/share/man/man8
sudo cp config/de.bernhard-baehr.sleepwatcher-20compatibility.plist /Library/LaunchAgents
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