Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Installing a specific version of elastic search


brew search elasticsearch

$ brew install homebrew/versions/elasticsearch090
Cloning into '/usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew/homebrew-versions'...
remote: Reusing existing pack: 2230, done.
remote: Total 2230 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
Receiving objects: 100% (2230/2230), 714.24 KiB | 12.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (1260/1260), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
Tapped 149 formulae
==> Downloading https://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-0.90.13.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Caveats
Data:    /usr/local/var/elasticsearch/elasticsearch_bparanj/
Logs:    /usr/local/var/log/elasticsearch/elasticsearch_bparanj.log
Plugins: /usr/local/var/lib/elasticsearch/plugins/

To have launchd start elasticsearch090 at login:
    ln -sfv /usr/local/opt/elasticsearch090/*.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents
Then to load elasticsearch090 now:
    launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.elasticsearch090.plist
Or, if you don't want/need launchctl, you can just run:
    elasticsearch --config=/usr/local/opt/elasticsearch/config/elasticsearch.yml
==> Summary
��  /usr/local/Cellar/elasticsearch090/0.90.13: 31 files, 19M, built in 6.8 minutes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Installing Javascript Runtime

1. Uninstalled manually installed nodejs on Ubuntu 12.04. Since my server is managed by Moonshine. Manual installation is a bad idea.

sudo apt-get remove nodejs 

2. Add :

gem 'execjs'
gem 'therubyracer'
to the Gemfile

3. Bundle and deploy.

Installing ElasticSearch using brew

$ brew install elasticsearch
Error: elasticsearch-0.90.9 already installed
To install this version, first `brew unlink elasticsearch'
$ brew unlink elasticsearch
Unlinking /usr/local/Cellar/elasticsearch/0.90.9... 3 symlinks removed
$ brew install elasticsearch
==> Downloading https://download.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-1.2.1.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Caveats
Data:    /usr/local/var/elasticsearch/elasticsearch_bparanj/
Logs:    /usr/local/var/log/elasticsearch/elasticsearch_bparanj.log
Plugins: /usr/local/var/lib/elasticsearch/plugins/

ElasticSearch requires Java 7; you will need to install an appropriate JDK.

To reload elasticsearch after an upgrade:
    launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.elasticsearch.plist
    launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.elasticsearch.plist
==> Summary
��  /usr/local/Cellar/elasticsearch/1.2.1: 31 files, 21M, built in 5.6 minutes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Missing `secret_key_base` for 'production' environment, set this value in `config/secrets.yml`

1. Specify the secret_key_base by using figaro gem. Search on this blog for how to do that.

Installing Phusion Passenger 4.0.45 using Moonshine in Ubuntu 12.04

1. Login to phusion passenger account.
2. Download the license
3. Move the license file to vendor/plugins/moonshine/lib/moonshine/manifest/rails/templates file. The name of the file is the same as the downloaded file name which is passenger-enterprise-license
4. Add the following to the moonshine.yml file:

:passenger:
  :max_pool_size: 3
  :version: 4.0.45 # This is 2 versions behind because according to the moonshine source code, this is the blessed version.
  :enterprise: true
  :download_token: copy-your-download-token-from-passenger-account-here
  :rolling_restarts: true
   
5. Check in the code to bitbucket and do :
   cap deploy

No such file to load -- shadow puppet (LoadError) moonshine error

Copy the following lines to application.rb file.

    # don't attempt to auto-require the moonshine manifests into the rails env
    config.paths['app/manifests'] = 'app/manifests'
    config.paths['app/manifests'].skip_eager_load!

Installing NodeJS using Moonshine Plugin

1. plugger install git://github.com/iros/moonshine_nodejs.git
2. Add
recipe :nodejs
 
to the application_manifest.rb 
 
This will fail gloriously. 
 
Install it by:
 
apt-get install python-software-properties
apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js
apt-get update
apt-get install nodejs
node -v
 
should show : v0.10.20
 
Reference : NodeJS installation on Ubuntu 12.04     

How to display flash messages using Twitter Bootstrap 3 in Rails 4.1

1. Copy the following helper method to app/helpers/application_helper.rb

  def bootstrap_class_for(flash_type)
    case flash_type
    when "success"
      "alert-success"   # Green
    when "error"
      "alert-danger"    # Red
    when "alert"
      "alert-warning"   # Yellow
    when "notice"
      "alert-info"      # Blue
    else
      flash_type.to_s
    end
  end

2. Create a shared folder in app/views

3. Copy the following code to app/views/_flash_messages.html.erb

<% flash.each do |type, message| %>
 

   
    <%= message %>
 

<% end %>

4. In your layout, add the line :         <%= render '/shared/flash_messages' %>
   above the yield call.

5. Set the flash messages in any of your controllers and you will see the flash messages displayed.

Reference : Stolen from gist.

Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Crash Course in 10 Minutes

Recording Voice Over

Step 1 : Detach the audio from the video

1. Select the clip from the timeline window.
2. Go to Clip --> Detach audio
3. Select the audio and click delete.

Step 2 : Record Voice Over

1. Click the timeline where you want to start recording the voice over.
2. Go to window, Record Voice Over.
3. Click Record
4. Click the red button to stop recording.

If you make a mistake select the audio track in TL and delete.

Speeding up the Video

1. Select Blade from the dropdown.
2. Select the start and end of the video by using the blade.
3. Modify --> Retime --> 4x
4. Go back to the drop down and select the pointer.

Note : Select before you change the timing so that the rest of the video is unaffected.

Deleting Part of the Clip

1. Select the blade from the drop down.
2. Pick the starting and the end point of the clip
3. Select the pointer from the drop down.
4. Select the clip to reject and click delete.

Audio Enhancement

1. Select the audio
2. Modify --> Auto Enhance Audio
3. Right window, click on Audio Enhancements for any problems

Noise Reduction

1. Select the audio clip
2. Click the wizard inspector
3. Select audio enhancements
4. Background noise removal and hum removal to remove noise

Refer Enhance Audio section in the Help window of FCP.

Preroll

1. Import both videos
2. Drop the title video into the TL and then the video to be processed.

Exporting the Edited Video

1. File --> Share --> Master File

This will export the video in quick-time format.



Recovering from Mistakes

Undo : Command+Z

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Using Figoro Gem with Moonshine

1. Add gem 'figaro' to Gemfile

2. rails g figaro:install

Creates config/application.yml and adds it to .gitignore.

3. Here is the syntax for environment specific configuration

# config/application.yml

pusher_app_id: "2954"
pusher_key: "7381a978f7dd7f9a1117"
pusher_secret: "abdc3b896a0ffb85d373"
google_analytics_key: "UA-35722661-5"

test:
  pusher_app_id: "5112"
  pusher_key: "ad69caf9a44dcac1fb28"
  pusher_secret: "83ca7aa160fedaf3b350"
test:
  google_analytics_key: ~
 
4. Use rake secret to generate a secret for any of your keys

5. Access the values in the code:

 ENV['pusher_secret']

 or

 Figaro.env.pusher_secret

6. Specify required keys in config/initializers/figaro.rb

Figaro.require("pusher_app_id", "pusher_key", "pusher_secret")

7. Add config/application.yml to local directive in Moonshine. Edit moonshine.yml :shared_config: directive.

8. Deploy the application



Monday, July 14, 2014

How to create .ruby-version and .ruby-gemset in a Rails 4.1 project

$rvm use ruby-2.1.2
Using /Users/bparanj/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2
~/projects/openbay $rvm gemset use openbay
Using ruby-2.1.2 with gemset openbay
$cat .ruby-version
cat: .ruby-version: No such file or directory
$rvm --ruby-version use 2.1.2
Using /Users/bparanj/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2
$rvm --ruby-version use 2.1.2@openbay
Using /Users/bparanj/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.2 with gemset openbay
.ruby-version is not empty, moving aside to preserve.
~/projects/openbay $cat .ruby-version
ruby-2.1.2
$cat .ruby-gemset
openbay

Friday, July 11, 2014

Checking if Nodejs is installed using Ruby

node_version = `node -v`

puts node_version