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Last active April 2, 2024 15:59
Copy AWS SSM Parameter Store Path

This Python (3.6+) script is for migrating Amazon AWS System Manager (SSM) Parameter Store keys from one path to another.

Quick Start

To install the script do the following:

  • Configure your AWS credentials
  • Grab the code from this gist
  • Make it executable (chmod +x /path/to/
  • pip install boto3 (if you don't have it installed already)
skwashd / pre-commit
Last active February 28, 2024 11:11
Git pre-commit hook that blocks commits for files that contain swear words.
#!/bin/bash -e
# Git pre-commit hook that blocks commits for files that contain swear words.
# Created by Dave Hall -
# Distributed under the terms of the WTFPL -
# Please don't use this fucking script, it is shit!
skwashd /
Created February 24, 2024 09:52
Script for turning a list of LEGO entityIDs into a BrickLink wishlist
skwashd / autoscroll.js
Created November 12, 2023 04:03
Safari doesn't support the behaviour property when calling window.scroll. This prevents smooth scrolling. Copy and paste this code into your JS console to get smooth scrolling. Great for screen capture videos.
const footerHeight = 800;
let pos = 0,
pageHeight = document.body.offsetHeight,
winHeight = window.innerHeight,
maxPos = pageHeight - winHeight - footerHeight;
function scrollWin() {
if (pos >= maxPos) {
console.log(`We're done at ${pos}`);
skwashd / .gitignore_global
Last active August 23, 2022 08:55
Global .gitignore configuration for PHP and Python developers
# Save this file as ~/.gitignore_global
# Add the following entry to ~/.gitconfig
# [core]
# excludesfile = /Users/dave/.gitignore_global
# Compiled source #
skwashd /
Last active January 15, 2022 15:29
Auto starting minecraft server in a docker container on Ubuntu 16.04

The better way to do this

During a twitter conversation with itzg, he suggested that I use [docker's built in --restart="unless-stopped" runtime flag] ( That worked a treat and means I don't need to maintain an extra service.

My old way of doing it

This is only retained for historic record. Don't follow these steps.

If you want to run a minecraft server in a docker container on Ubuntu 16.04 and have it automatically start at boot, follow these steps:

skwashd / .gitconfig
Created October 3, 2021 04:31
My gitconfig
name = Dave Hall
email =
signingkey = GPG-KEY-FINGERPRINT # follow these instructions to setup
editor = vim # no debate
excludesfile = ~/.gitignore_global # Generated using,patch,go,vim,macos,python,pycharm,webstorm,archives,phpstorm,drupal,node
skwashd /
Created August 27, 2019 03:50
Batch create dependabot config.yml file in github repos
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import base64
import os
import requests
token = os.environ.get("GITHUB_TOKEN")
org = os.environ.get("GITHUB_ORG")
skwashd /
Last active September 12, 2020 18:01
Export stored passwords from Google Chrome to 1Password

This code snippet is for exporting passwords stored in Google Chrome for use in 1Password. It generates a 1Password compatiable CSV file.

NOTE: Your password are exported as plain text. Take proper precautions when storing the file and use a secure deletion tool.

To export your passwords follow these steps:

  • visit chrome://settings-frame/passwords
  • Open the Chrome console (Mac: [Cmd] + [Option] + J / Windows or Linux: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + J`)
skwashd /
Last active May 27, 2020 07:24
Drupal git pre-commit hook

This pre-commit hook is designed to be used for Drupal 7 and 8 sites.

Download the pre-commit file. Save it as .git/hook/pre-commit in your git repo. You need to ensure that the file is executable.

If you want this to be added to all new projects automatically, add it to your git init templates.

To install and PHP CodeSniffer for Drupal, please read the official documentation.

To see this working checking out this short YouTube video.