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RawGit is going away: redirect your content before October 2019 (it does disappear after that)

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/04

[WayBack] RawGit: RawGit served raw files directly from GitHub with proper Content-Type headers.

This means you have to redirect your existing RawGit links before October 2019, and you cannot add new links on RawGit.

You might want to try alternatives, for instance this one I mentioned in 2017: – like but supports bitbucket as well and runs on plain nginx.

[WayBack] serves raw files directly from GitHub, Bitbucket or GitLab with proper Content-Type headers.

There are some other options that RawGit itself mentions:

What you should use instead

The following free services offer fantastic alternatives to some or all of RawGit’s functionality. You may like them even more than RawGit.

RawGit source is still at [WayBack] GitHub – rgrove/rawgit: Served files from, but with the correct content types., so if you want to host your own alternative you can.

It means I need to change these pages:



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URL query string for searching own GitHub Gists (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/21

Is there a URL query string for searching own GitHub Gists? – Stack Overflow.

Yes, there is, and search terms search within your gists too:

More search parameters are at



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About Blocks –

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/20

[WayBack] About Blocks – is so cool:

Bl.ocks (pronounced “Blocks”) is a simple viewer for sharing code examples hosted on GitHub Gist.

The main source for your example is in index.html. This file can contain relative links to other files in your Gist, such as images, scripts or stylesheets. And of course you can use absolute links, such as CDN-hosted D3, jQuery or Leaflet. To explain your example, add a written in Markdown. (You can omit the index.html if you just want to write, too.)

[WayBack] Code-only-Blocks are cool too:

When your Gist is missing an index.html file, will hide the example iframe but continue to display everything else.

Just compare these:


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Work around G+ “403. That’s an error.” errors

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/08

I’m not yet sure what the exact cause is, but at irregular intervals when clicking on Google Plus links, they show as “403. That’s an error.”.

They appear both when I have multiple WAN connections or a single WAN connection, which leads me to suspect that G+ doesn’t cope well when

  • you have a lot (dozens) of Google related pages open (Drive, Mail, Search, Documents, etc) as Google Plus is embedded in each of them
  • you rapidly browse through your G+ backlog (the G+ counter is > 50 since you follow a lot of people/communities and you quickly do catch-up on them)

In a future post, I will explain how I created the workaround, but here it is:

Work around G+ “403. That’s an error.” errors

Basically it translates links

The latter was the original link I clicked in the first place. The former what G+ comes up with.

After a while, G+ comes back to its senses and allows the latter links again, so the page allows you to parse the former then put them in a list like this:

One decoded URL per list-item.

One decoded URL per list-item.

–jeroen _ _ _ _

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Storing binaries in your gists

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/28

At first you’d think that gists can only hold text files. That’s not true, and I hinted to this last week in Hosting an HTML gist containing JavaScript.

As gists are git repositories, you can put any file in it through git, even binary files, though the gist UI nor a lot of the tools – including gist(1) – support uploading binary files in a gist.

This post – though old, so the screenshots are not current any more, but the commands still are current – explains how to clone the gist and add binaries (in this case images): How To Upload Image / Binary File to Gist | Hanxue and IT

This is for instance how I created a gist containing openssl Darwin binaries to help solve


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