1. The Benefits of Using GitHub Copilot

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    GitHub Copilot is a powerful AI-powered code completion tool that can help you write better code faster. It uses OpenAI Codex, a massive dataset of code and natural language, to understand the context of your code and suggest relevant code snippets and entire functions.

    Here are some of the benefits …

  2. Hermeticity - So Hot Right Now

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    Hermeticity in software builds refers to the practice of creating software packages that are self-contained, with all necessary dependencies and resources included within the package. In other words, a hermetic build can be installed and run on any system, without requiring additional configuration or installations. This practice is becoming increasingly …

  3. Disabling Wordpress

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    Today is the day!

    I've been working for several months to complete the transition off of Wordpress. After making a flurry of updates today, I decided now was as good a time as ever to finally pull the trigger.

    This site started on Wordpress in 2007. Over the years, I've …

  4. [Python] Patching platform.uname in Tests

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    from unittest import IsolatedAsyncioTestCase
    from unittest.mock import create_autospec, patch
    from foo import is_foo, is_bar, platform
    class FooTestCase(IsolatedAsyncioTestCase):
                platform.uname_result, system="Linux", node="BAR"
        def test_wrapper_is_foo(self, m_uname …
  5. Git Remote Moved?

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    There are lots of reasons why your Git repository remotes might move. I recently dealt with a migration to GitHub. You can always just clone the repository again and go about your business, but I had several local branches I wanted to keep working on.

    There's lots of ways to …

  6. [git] Per Repo SSH Identity

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    For work, I need a personal GitHub account in addition to my Enterprise Managed User (EMU) account. After updating my SSH keys the other day, I realized I had inadvertently locked myself out of using my personal account on my work laptop.

    Here's what that looked like:

    $ git pull
    ERROR …
  7. Quick Codemods with sed

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    I had a few different changes last week (in two different repos) that required one-line changes in lots of files.

    Quick note here that I'm using GNU sed. If you're on a Mac, you can use GNU sed, too (via Homebrew, for example).

    Example 1: Change Status

    In this first …

  8. [Python] Popular Search Terms

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    I thought it would be neat to keep an eye on the popular google search terms related to Python.

    The list below uses JavaScript from Google Trends. You can use the kebab menu icon to choose between "Top" and "Rising" search phrases.

  9. Here Comes Git

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    In January of 2016, I joined Facebook and had to make the switch from git to hg. To be honest, I wasn't really some sort of zen master of git, but it didn't take me long to completely forget everything I knew about it.

    Now that I've moved on to …

  10. Welcome... Again

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    I've been out of pocket for a while and really have neglected this site. So, as goofy as these things sound, I'm making it a personal goal to contribute more regularly to slaptijack.com in 2022.

    I somehow managed to lose my old copy of the markdown I used to …

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