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cloud start
/Library/Ruby/Site/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require': /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/poolparty-1.4.0/bin/../lib/poolparty/cloud.rb:141: syntax error, unexpected ',', expecting '|' (SyntaxError)
define_method meth.to_sym do |*args, &block|
^
/Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/poolparty-1.4.0/bin/../lib/poolparty/cloud.rb:290: syntax error, unexpected kEND, expecting $end
from /Library/Ruby/Site/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'
from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/poolparty-1.4.0/bin/../lib/poolparty.rb:50
from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/poolparty-1.4.0/bin/../lib/poolparty.rb:47:in `each'
from /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/poolparty-1.4.0/bin/../lib/poolparty.rb:47
from /Library/Ruby/Site/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require'
View gist:775105
require 'mongoid'
require 'sunspot'
Mongoid.configure do |config|
config.master = Mongo::Connection.new.db("geo_near_with_boost")
end
class Hoobatz
include Mongoid::Document
field :name
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scottburton11 / gist:811583
Created Feb 4, 2011
Mongoid related scopes in inherited models - fails in RC1
View gist:811583
class Business
include Mongoid::Document
references_many :cleanliness_ratings
...
end
class Rating
include Mongoid::Document
referenced_in :business
scope :good, :where => {:score.gte => 7}
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scottburton11 / gist:849632
Created Mar 1, 2011
MongoDB indexed range query slower?
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> db.ip_blocks.find({start_address: {$lte: 1665637698}, end_address: {$gte: 1665637698}}).explain()
{
"cursor" : "BasicCursor",
"nscanned" : 3662284,
"nscannedObjects" : 3662284,
"n" : 1,
"millis" : 2645,
"indexBounds" : {
}
View gist:1071153
Paypal is generally a very poorly-designed product. It has evolved badly over the years, and today stands out as anachronistic and backward-looking compared to its competitors.
I have used PayPal as a customer, as a seller and as a developer, and I can confidently say that the experience is among the worst I've had in each category. As a professional web application developer, I would turn down any work that required me to integrated PayPal as a payment solution, and I actively warn my customers against relying on PayPal as a provider. I usually only need to explain that PayPal is expensive and difficult to integrated compared to the alternatives, but if pressed I will offer anecdotes about PayPal's awful consumer experience and customer service.
This latest interaction, which prompted this chain of customer support disasters, centers around two things: PayPal's inept user experience design, which prompts users to "Complete your purchase" on a screen that will only ever reject your purchase, and PayPal's
View gist:1479734
<html>
<head>
<script src="javascripts/jquery.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script src="javascripts/ember.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
App = Ember.Application.extend();
App.Node = Ember.Object.extend({
name: null,
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<html>
<head>
<script src="javascripts/jquery.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script src="javascripts/ember.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
App = Ember.Application.extend();
App.Node = Ember.Object.extend({
name: null,
View gist:1989919
class GeocodesProfile
def self.for_profile(profile, geocoder = PostalGeocoder)
new(profile, geocoder).perform
end
attr_reader :profile
def initialize(profile, geocoder = PostalGeocoder)
@profile = :profile
end
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scottburton11 / gist:2013555
Created Mar 10, 2012
mongo slave replication failure
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Sat Mar 10 22:11:06 [replslave] local.me Assertion failure fileNo != -1 db/rec.h 126
0x534a81 0x54163f 0x720b18 0x7290c1 0x72f52f 0x61f447 0x622b6c 0x6f8177 0x651c99 0x6530a6 0x65e1a0 0x65e6a8 0x65ee11 0x65f59a 0x83a4b0 0x7f9977e74971 0x7f997743192d
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo12sayDbContextEPKc+0xb1) [0x534a81]
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo8assertedEPKcS1_j+0x10f) [0x54163f]
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod() [0x720b18]
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo11DataFileMgr6insertEPKcPKvibRKNS_11BSONElementEb+0x1051) [0x7290c1]
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo11DataFileMgr16insertWithObjModEPKcRNS_7BSONObjEb+0x5f) [0x72f52f]
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo14_updateObjectsEbPKcRKNS_7BSONObjES2_bbbRNS_7OpDebugEPNS_11RemoveSaverE+0xb77) [0x61f447]
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo13updateObjectsEPKcRKNS_7BSONObjES2_bbbRNS_7OpDebugE+0x11c) [0x622b6c]
/opt/mongodb-1.6.5/bin/mongod(_ZN5mongo7Helpers12putSingletonEPKcNS_7BSONObjE+0x107) [0x6f8177]
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scottburton11 / gist:3222152
Created Aug 1, 2012
Audio Compression for Voiceover
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About compression

Audio compression is used to reduce the dynamic range of a recording. Dynamic range is the difference between the loudest and softest parts of an audio signal. It was originally used to guard against defects when cutting wax and vinyl phonograph records, but generally became useful as a way of increasing the loudness of an audio recording without achieving distortion.

The goal of most compression applications is to increase the amplitude of the softest parts of a recording, without increasing the amplitude of the loudest parts.

Compressor anatomy

Compressors generally all have the same conceptual parts. However, not all compressors present variable controls for all parts to the user. If you don't see all of your compressor's controls here, there's a chance it either has a fixed value (and no control), or is named something else: