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ndarville / sordid-crysis2-physics
Created Mar 6, 2011
Sordid Crysis 2 variables
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variable: cc_breast_gravity
type: float
current: -9
help: Gravity for breast simulation.
variable: cc_breast_lowerDamper
type: float
current: 1
help: Lower damper for breast simulation.
ndarville / diff.mdown
Created Jul 23, 2012
Paul Heckel's Diff Algorithm
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[Isolating Differences Between Files][paper]

Advantage over Other Algorithms

The diff output is more specific:

[I]f a whole block of text is moved, then all of it, rather than just the beginning and end, is detected as changed.

The algorithm described here avoids these difficulties. It detects differences that correspond very closely to our intuitive notion of difference.

ndarville /
Created Aug 24, 2012
Generating a properly secure SECRET_KEY in Django
Two things are wrong with Django's default `SECRET_KEY` system:
1. It is not random but pseudo-random
2. It saves and displays the SECRET_KEY in ``
This snippet
1. uses `SystemRandom()` instead to generate a random key
2. saves a local `secret.txt`
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{% if page.has_other_pages %}
<div class="pagination">
<!-- Older page -->
{% if page.has_previous %}
<a href="?page={{ page.previous_page_number }}" title="Go to the older threads.">&lt;&nbsp;Older</a>
{% endif %}
<!-- First page -->
{% if current_page > 4 %}
<a href="?page=1">1</a>&nbsp;&#8943;
ndarville /
Last active Apr 13, 2020
Django on Travis CI
"""A basic database set-up for Travis CI.
The set-up uses the 'TRAVIS' (== True) environment variable on Travis
to detect the session, and changes the default database accordingly.
Be mindful of where you place this code, as you may accidentally
assign the default database to another configuration later in your code.
import os
ndarville / idiomatic-d3js.mdown
Created Oct 7, 2012
Idiomatic d3.js JavaScript
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Assigning Variables

When assigning variables, instead of doing this:

var r = 3;
var h = 5;
var l = 10;
var padding = 15;
ndarville / Procfile
Created Nov 12, 2012
Django on Heroku
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web: gunicorn myproject.wsgi -b$PORT
# web: sh ...
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"color_scheme": "Packages/Color Scheme - Default/Twilight.tmTheme",
"tab_size": 4,
"translate_tabs_to_spaces": true,
"trim_trailing_white_space_on_save": true,
"ensure_newline_at_eof_on_save": true,
"default_line_ending": "unix"
ndarville / sublime_bindings.js
Created Nov 24, 2012
Sublime Text 2 Key Bindings
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// Swaps the default behaviour of copy-pasting code
// to automatically indent pasted code properly
// Mac
{ "keys": ["super+v"], "command": "paste_and_indent" },
{ "keys": ["super+shift+v"], "command": "paste" },
// Windows
{ "keys": ["ctrl+v"], "command": "paste_and_indent" },
{ "keys": ["ctrl+shift+v"], "command": "paste" }
ndarville /
Created Nov 30, 2012
Testing the order of your installed Django apps
from django.conf import settings
from django_nose import FastFixtureTestCase as TestCase
def get_apps():
apps = {}
for i, app in enumerate(settings.INSTALLED_APPS):
apps[app] = i
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