The second facet of Joel's software test is can you make build in one step?. The rake task below will push all changes to heroku and your secondary upstream ("origin"), run migrations on heroku, and deploy it there, Without further ado, the task is pasted below...
July 26, 2015
July 12, 2015
Code above will let you take an nmh folder, save a message to a file, upload it to a remote server, and remove the message from the local mailbox to be viewed with a web browser. I use nmh for my work mailbox, where messages often come encrypted using PGP and therefore can't be viewed on webmail. No matter how many times I tell them, senders insist on HTML mail, so I had to get a workaround.
July 10, 2015
I've been away from writing for around a week, but not from coding. I've been working on notes, an anonymous blogging site, not with python (because a prolific programmer does not live by a pirate call and a serpent alone). This site is written using ruby on rails and the admin GUI is in java, with console output, as shown above.
June 29, 2015
I woke up at a loss, as the notes build was broken, I'd updated my checkouts and pushed the broken code, and the heroku toolbelt wasn't behaving. This was on all my systems, except for an old checkout I had on NetBSD. However, the heroku gem wouldn't install on it. But it was missing from jsplugin, so I added it in. And presto, it started to work!
June 14, 2015
For now, it only supports one site, I'll probably add multiple site support in the near future.
May 27, 2015
I share a lot of links -- by email, I tweet their aggregate statistics, I provide them in json, RSS, and compressed csv. Tonight, I added the option of getting them as well-formed, simple xml for Ibrahim. The entire method is 15 lines and embedded below:
May 21, 2015
There may very well be a clever way to refactor the if statement, but this does work, so I can't be bothered.
May 17, 2015
My adventures with the Internet continue. I decided to get scientific about it though. So I've written a script (in python naturally) to log when the network is down. It does so, by invoking fping in an infinite loop and checking its return code for success, in which case the subprocess module will raise an exception. This exception is caught, the time is logged and the user needs to hit a key to continue. Eventually, I'll probably design a pretty plot, to get some insight as to when the network flakes.
May 11, 2015
A follow up from yesterday's post on locating the direct URL to any flickr photo. I've now added save capability to the current directory. As a final step, I think I'd like to set the desktop background to the downloaded photo automatically. That's for another day, though. With the new feature, the code is below:
The code above will allow you to download images from flickr, even when the photographer has disabled the downloading of their images. Just send it the URL to the any of the image sizes as the "--url=" parameter. As usual, I'm open to suggestions regarding style and readability.