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dupuy / README.rst
Last active Sep 30, 2021
Common markup for Markdown and reStructuredText
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Markdown and reStructuredText

GitHub supports several lightweight markup languages for documentation; the most popular ones (generally, not just at GitHub) are Markdown and reStructuredText. Markdown is sometimes considered easier to use, and is often preferred when the purpose is simply to generate HTML. On the other hand, reStructuredText is more extensible and powerful, with native support (not just embedded HTML) for tables, as well as things like automatic generation of tables of contents.

shvechikov /
Created Feb 27, 2012
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import sys
from pprint import PrettyPrinter
class UnicodePrettyPrinter(PrettyPrinter):
"""Unicode-friendly PrettyPrinter
- u'привет' instead of u'\u043f\u0440\u0438\u0432\u0435\u0442'
jboner / latency.txt
Last active Oct 27, 2021
Latency Numbers Every Programmer Should Know
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Latency Comparison Numbers (~2012)
L1 cache reference 0.5 ns
Branch mispredict 5 ns
L2 cache reference 7 ns 14x L1 cache
Mutex lock/unlock 25 ns
Main memory reference 100 ns 20x L2 cache, 200x L1 cache
Compress 1K bytes with Zippy 3,000 ns 3 us
Send 1K bytes over 1 Gbps network 10,000 ns 10 us
Read 4K randomly from SSD* 150,000 ns 150 us ~1GB/sec SSD
rgreenjr / postgres_queries_and_commands.sql
Last active Oct 27, 2021
Useful PostgreSQL Queries and Commands
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-- show running queries (pre 9.2)
SELECT procpid, age(clock_timestamp(), query_start), usename, current_query
FROM pg_stat_activity
WHERE current_query != '<IDLE>' AND current_query NOT ILIKE '%pg_stat_activity%'
ORDER BY query_start desc;
-- show running queries (9.2)
SELECT pid, age(clock_timestamp(), query_start), usename, query
FROM pg_stat_activity
WHERE query != '<IDLE>' AND query NOT ILIKE '%pg_stat_activity%'
nikcub /
Created Oct 4, 2012
Facebook PHP Source Code from August 2007
neilj / window-controller.js
Last active Jul 10, 2021
Cross-tab window controller
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function WindowController () { = Math.random();
this.isMaster = false;
this.others = {};
window.addEventListener( 'storage', this, false );
window.addEventListener( 'unload', this, false );
this.broadcast( 'hello' );
grantm / gist:4367372
Last active Dec 10, 2015
Ever forgotten the ':' after the hostname of an scp command?
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# a useful addition to anyone's .bashrc
# Note, you don't want this function in effect on the remote host side of the scp transfer,
# so make sure to only define it for interactive shells, e.g.: wrap with: if [ ! -z "$PS1" ]
function scp() {
if echo "$@" | grep -q ':'
/usr/bin/scp "$@"
ndarville / examples.mdown
Last active Dec 9, 2019
“We’ve Been Hacked” Boilerplate Announcement
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How Companies Communicated Being Hacked


It’s probably a pretty bad idea to have your site go down, when people are supposed to read the blog post explaining the hack.


Notice how another site reporting the hack received more attention than Twitter’s own announcement. Why was that?

NV /
Last active Jul 5, 2021
Prepend the debugger statement to a function as easy as stopBefore('Element.prototype.removeChild'). Works in Chrome DevTools and Safari Inspector, doesn’t work in Firebug‘s and Firefox Developer Tools‘ console (I don’t know why). Works as a standalone script everywhere.


2min screencast


stopBefore(document, 'getElementById')
stopBefore('document.getElementById') // the same as the previous
stopBefore(Element.prototype, 'removeChild')
ianb / assert.js
Last active Dec 16, 2015
assert() for Javascript
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function AssertionError(msg) {
this.message = msg || ""; = "AssertionError";
AssertionError.prototype = Error.prototype;
/* Call assert(cond, description1, ...)
An AssertionError will be thrown if the cond is false. All parameters will be logged to the console,
and be part of the error.