Sublime 3 is hanging

Sublime 3 keeps opening files and hanging and generally telling me it’s reloading open files, kill Sublime, re-open and those files are still being loaded up on start up.

Need to just nuke that session….

rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sublime\ Text\ 3/Local/Session.sublime_session


Encoding and Extraneous Characters

Came across and interesting problem. We decode a base64 string that is received as a parameter and decode it to work out where to build a new path. The problem here is that the extra characters \xDB\x9D\x00 shouldn’t be there and cause YAML to blow up

2.2.2 :017 > Base64.decode64('LS0tCi0gOnBvbHltb3JwaGljX3BhdGgKLSAhcnVieS9BY3RpdmVSZWNvcmQ6%250AUHJvamVjdAogIGF0dHJpYnV0ZXM6CiAgICBpZDogODAyNQo=%250A')
 => "---\n- :polymorphic_path\n- !ruby/ActiveRecord:\xDB\x9D\x00Project\n  attributes:\n    id: 8025\n"
2.2.2 :023 > YAML.load("---\n- :polymorphic_path\n- !ruby/ActiveRecord:\xDB\x9D\x00Project\n  attributes:\n    id: 8025\n")
Psych::SyntaxError: (<unknown>): control characters are not allowed at line 1 column 1

Somehow control characters are appearing in our Base64 string and we need to strip them. It just doesn’t seem as simple as

2.2.2 :025 > "---\n- :polymorphic_path\n- !ruby/ActiveRecord:\xDB\x9D\x00Project\n  attributes:\n    id: 8025\n".gsub("\xDB\x98\x00",'')
 => "---\n- :polymorphic_path\n- !ruby/ActiveRecord:۝\u0000Project\n  attributes:\n    id: 8025\n" 

I found that if you call ord on a single string character you get the ASCII code

2.2.2 :042 > Base64.decode64('LS0tCi0gOnBvbHltb3JwaGljX3BhdGgKLSAhcnVieS9BY3RpdmVSZWNvcmQ6%250AUHJvamVjdAogIGF0dHJpYnV0ZXM6CiAgICBpZDogODAyNQo=%250A').chars[45..47].map(&:ord)
 => [219, 157, 0] 

So if I strip those ASCII characters from my string I should be good? Right?

class String
  def without_extended_characters {|s| (1..127).include?(s.ord) }.join

and then

2.2.2 :043 > Base64.decode64('LS0tCi0gOnBvbHltb3JwaGljX3BhdGgKLSAhcnVieS9BY3RpdmVSZWNvcmQ6%250AUHJvamVjdAogIGF0dHJpYnV0ZXM6CiAgICBpZDogODAyNQo=%250A').without_extended_characters
 => "---\n- :polymorphic_path\n- !ruby/ActiveRecord:Project\n  attributes:\n    id: 8025\n" 

That’s much better and now YAML can decode this successfully.

It is at this stage I notice…. %250A in the Base64 string and at the end of the string. This represents a carriage return, that can happen in parameters easily enough, so I am decoding a carriage return and then stripping it from the string. I should just strip the carriage returns in the first place.

2.2.2 :045 > Base64.decode64('LS0tCi0gOnBvbHltb3JwaGljX3BhdGgKLSAhcnVieS9BY3RpdmVSZWNvcmQ6%250AUHJvamVjdAogIGF0dHJpYnV0ZXM6CiAgICBpZDogODAyNQo=%250A'.gsub('%250A',''))
 => "---\n- :polymorphic_path\n- !ruby/ActiveRecord:Project\n  attributes:\n    id: 8025\n" 

Oh well, I learnt about String#ord all the same.

Clam AV and that pesky server

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 6288879
Engine version: 0.98.7
Scanned directories: 79272
Scanned files: 257567
Infected files: 14
Total errors: 18985
Data scanned: 4639.85 MB
Data read: 5473.88 MB (ratio 0.85:1)
Time: 692.947 sec (11 m 32 s)


Manually restarting Puma

rails@epic-invite-staging:~/apps/epic-invite/staging/current$ bundle exec pumactl -P tmp/pids/ restart
Command restart sent success

Adding a new role to PostgreSQL

rails@snarf:/var/www/mini-epic/current$ sudo -u postgres createuser --interactive
Enter name of role to add: rails
Shall the new role be a superuser? (y/n) y
rails@snarf:/var/www/mini-epic/current$ RAILS_ENV=staging rake db:create
rails@snarf:/var/www/mini-epic/current$ psql epic_invite_staging < /tmp/mini-epic.pgsql 

Instance method defined on class?

class Dave
  def monitor; end

 => true 
 => false

Wow, never seen a C backtrace in Rails before

-- C level backtrace information -------------------------------------------
0   libruby.2.2.0.dylib                 0x0000000103e6e885 rb_vm_bugreport + 149
1   libruby.2.2.0.dylib                 0x0000000103d0dbb4 rb_bug + 468
2   libruby.2.2.0.dylib                 0x0000000103d0deac rb_bug_errno + 92
3   libruby.2.2.0.dylib                 0x0000000103e7cb2c thread_timer + 588
4   libsystem_pthread.dylib             0x00007fffbb4ac9af _pthread_body + 180
5   libsystem_pthread.dylib             0x00007fffbb4ac8fb _pthread_body + 0

-- Other runtime information -----------------------------------------------

* Loaded script: bin/rails

* Loaded features:



I always thought Enumerable#any? was equivalent to Enumerable#count > 1

But no…

[nil, nil, nil].any?
#=> false

Google did a thing

I love PacMan but I am not good at it, not even if my own neighbourhood.


Interesting problem requiring us to remove the where values on an ActiveRecord::Relation. The original heavy handed method seems to play havoc with chained where calls and the id of the original proxy_association.owner would get used in a later where. Here we can see that our for_me method seems to cause the else_id to be the same as our recipient_id

[5] pry(#<RSpec::Core::ExampleGroup::Nested_1::Nested_7::Nested_1>)> user.somethings.where(else_id: something.else_id).to_sql
=> "SELECT `somethings`.* FROM `somethings` WHERE `somethings`.`user_id` = 20323 AND `somethings`.`else_id` = 6465  ORDER BY id DESC"
[6] pry(#<RSpec::Core::ExampleGroup::Nested_1::Nested_7::Nested_1>)> user.somethings.for_me.where(else_id: something.else_id).to_sql
=> "SELECT `somethings`.* FROM `somethings` WHERE `somethings`.`recipient_id` = 20323 AND `somethings`.`else_id` = 20323  ORDER BY id DESC

when in doubt read the Rails source

# remove user_id = from scope
    # so it can be reapplied by to_me or for_me
    def global_scope
-      s = respond_to?(:scoped) ? scoped : all
-      s.where_values = []
-      s
+      unscope(where: :user_id)

which is the way that rewhere reassigns values in where rather than chaining again

2.2.2 :006 > Something.where(user_id: 1).where(user_id: 2).to_sql
=> "SELECT `somethings`.* FROM `somethings` WHERE `somethings`.`user_id` = 1 AND `somethings`.`user_id` = 2"
2.2.2 :007 > Something.where(user_id: 1).rewhere(user_id: 2).to_sql
=> "SELECT `somethings`.* FROM `somethings` WHERE `somethings`.`user_id` = 2"