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# ------------- ALL THIS REQUIRED FOR PAPERSPACE -------------
FROM python:3.9.10
ENV APP_HOME /
WORKDIR $APP_HOME
# Install base utilities
RUN apt-get update && \
# apt-get install -y build-essentials && \
apt-get install -y wget && \
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strickvl / deploy-stack.js
Created Apr 27, 2021
this is called by deploy.js
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const { createEkkoEnvironment } = require('./createEkkoEnvironment');
const cdk = require('@aws-cdk/core');
const s3 = require('@aws-cdk/aws-s3');
const ec2 = require("@aws-cdk/aws-ec2");
const ecs = require("@aws-cdk/aws-ecs");
const ecs_patterns = require("@aws-cdk/aws-ecs-patterns");
const { RedisCluster } = require("./redis");
const { randomBytes } = require("crypto");
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strickvl / deploy.js
Created Apr 27, 2021
this is called by cdk deploy
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#!/usr/bin/env node
const cdk = require('@aws-cdk/core');
const { EkkoStack, SharedResources } = require('../lib/deploy-stack');
// A construct which represents the entire CDK app
class EkkoApp extends cdk.App {
constructor() {
super();
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strickvl / ajaxPractice.html
Last active Dec 10, 2020
Sample page to practice AJAX requests, handlebars and handling asynchronous requests
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<html>
<head>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/handlebars@latest/dist/handlebars.js"></script>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
function selectRandomCatFacts(facts, number) {
let arr = [];
for (let i = 1; i <= number; i += 1) {
let randomIndex = Math.floor(Math.random() * facts.length);
arr.push(facts[randomIndex]);
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strickvl / fixLaunchSchoolTitles.md
Created Dec 5, 2020
How to fix the titles of (most) Launch School webpages
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How to fix the titles of (most) Launch School webpages

TL;DR: install this script to auto-correct the text assigned to the <title> tag on Launch School study pages

I use bookmarking sites like Pinboard, Notado and Instapaper a lot from within my browser. These sites usually auto-populate metadata, including the title of the page that is being saved or added to their internal database.

Unfortunately, Launch School pages all have the same identical <title> tag applied to them: "Launch School - An Online School for Software Engineers". This makes finding the precise page you need at a subsequent date pretty difficult. All the pages have the same name and the URLs are random character strings so those don't help either.

Now that I'm towards the end of the Core syllabus, I have learned about the DOM, and this enabled me to write a very simple script that runs while I'm using the Launch School website.

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function sameChars(str1, str2) {
let str1Arr = str1.split('');
let str2Arr = str2.split('');
for (let index = 0; index < str2Arr.length; index += 1) {
let char = str2Arr[index];
if (!str1.includes(char)) return false;
}
return true;
}
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strickvl / joining_integers_making_strings.md
Created Jan 6, 2020
blogpost on new method I learned
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Joining Integers, Making Strings

While working through a Ruby problem on Codewars, I discovered a way to combine an array of integers in order to work on it as a string. As an example, see the following code snippet:

[3,2,1].join # --> returns "321"

This was surprising to me. In order to get the same result, I had taken the long route:

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strickvl / blink_ipad
Created Nov 24, 2019
keystrokes on iPad running Colemak for Blink
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Keybase proof

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  • I am strickvl on github.
  • I am strickvl (https://keybase.io/strickvl) on keybase.
  • I have a public key ASADqFs4NfrMI0jdwkLl4v7yfz-fRhQeMEGNQ0kIBCyqNQo

To claim this, I am signing this object:

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Keybase proof

I hereby claim:

  • I am strickvl on github.
  • I am strickvl (https://keybase.io/strickvl) on keybase.
  • I have a public key whose fingerprint is F537 3BA4 177D 208F AC89 92EA 7D21 9CB0 19E5 C280

To claim this, I am signing this object: