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eladnava /
Last active March 11, 2024 10:21
Automatically backup a MongoDB database to S3 using mongodump, tar, and awscli (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)
# Make sure to:
# 1) Name this file `` and place it in /home/ubuntu
# 2) Run sudo apt-get install awscli to install the AWSCLI
# 3) Run aws configure (enter s3-authorized IAM user and specify region)
# 4) Fill in DB host + name
# 5) Create S3 bucket for the backups and fill it in below (set a lifecycle rule to expire files older than X days in the bucket)
# 6) Run chmod +x
# 7) Test it out via ./
the-bass / application.html.erb
Last active April 15, 2020 15:01
Using Google Analytics with Rails 5 and Turbolinks 5. This code is taken from the conversation between @preetpalS and @packagethief on
<%# Put this code snippet between the <head></head>-tags in your application layout and %>
<%# replace 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X' with your own unique Google Analytics Tracking ID %>
<%# ... %>
<%# ... %>
<% if Rails.env.production? %>
<script type="text/javascript">
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
t-mart / netrw quick
Last active June 10, 2024 06:19
A quick reference for Vim's built-in netrw file selector.
Map Action
<F1> Causes Netrw to issue help
<cr> Netrw will enter the directory or read the file
<del> Netrw will attempt to remove the file/directory
- Makes Netrw go up one directory
a Toggles between normal display, hiding (suppress display of files matching g:netrw_list_hide) showing (display only files which match g:netrw_list_hide)
c Make browsing directory the current directory
C Setting the editing window
d Make a directory
thebucknerlife /
Last active January 17, 2024 23:54
Simple Authentication in Rail 4 Using Bcrypt

#Simple Authentication with Bcrypt

This tutorial is for adding authentication to a vanilla Ruby on Rails app using Bcrypt and has_secure_password.

The steps below are based on Ryan Bates's approach from Railscast #250 Authentication from Scratch (revised).

You can see the final source code here: repo. I began with a stock rails app using rails new gif_vault


plentz / nginx.conf
Last active June 21, 2024 14:21
Best nginx configuration for improved security(and performance)
# to generate your dhparam.pem file, run in the terminal
openssl dhparam -out /etc/nginx/ssl/dhparam.pem 2048
rrrodrigo / instagram-download.txt
Created April 10, 2012 11:45
How to download all your Instagram pictures in highest resolution without using any API
Following the news about Facebook buying Instagram I decided to delete my Instagram account before Facebook claims ownership of my pictures.
Since the Instagram-recommended (in their FAQ): doesn't work for me (probably they can't cope with the high demand),
here is a quick and dirty way to download all my Instagram pictures in their highest resolution in a few easy steps.
You will need: Firefox, Firebug, some text editor, wget
1. Go to using Firefox with Firebug extension active
2. Scroll down as many times as it is needed to have all yor pictures thumbnails displayed (I had some 3 hundred pictures so it was not that much scrolling, YMMV)
3. In the Firebug JS console run this JS code: $(".lienPhotoGrid a img").each(function(index) { console.log($(this).attr('src')) })
4. JS console will contain urls to all the thumbnails images, like this:
jasonrudolph /
Created February 12, 2012 20:40
List remote Git branches and the last commit date for each branch. Sort by most recent commit date.
# Credit
for branch in `git branch -r | grep -v HEAD`;do echo -e `git show --format="%ci %cr" $branch | head -n 1` \\t$branch; done | sort -r
tsabat /
Last active December 25, 2023 19:16
Getting oh-my-zsh to work in Ubuntu
artero / launch_sublime_from_terminal.markdown
Last active May 15, 2024 03:38 — forked from olivierlacan/launch_sublime_from_terminal.markdown
Launch Sublime Text 2 from the Mac OS X Terminal

Launch Sublime Text 2 from the Mac OS X Terminal

Sublime Text 2 ships with a CLI called subl (why not "sublime", go figure). This utility is hidden in the following folder (assuming you installed Sublime in /Applications like normal folk. If this following line opens Sublime Text for you, then bingo, you're ready.

open /Applications/Sublime\ Text\

You can find more (official) details about subl here: