By default, Bazel tries not to include anything about the system state in build outputs. However, released binaries and libraries often want to include something like the version they were built at or the branch or tag they came from. To reconcile this, Bazel has an option called the workspace status command. This command is […]
Stamping your builds
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When I started blogging, I called my blog “Snail in a Turtleneck,” a cute image that Andrew & I came up with. I drew up my mascot: and I began posting cartoons I had drawn. I quickly became bored of doing cartoons, and found I was more motivated to put up technical blog posts. Most […]
Bazel lets you set up various “modes” of compilation. There are several built-in (fast, optimized, debug) and you can define your own. The built in ones are: Fast: build your program as quickly as possible. This is generally best for development (when you want a tight compile/edit loop) and is the default, when you don’t […]
I’m going to start “calling” my startup ideas in the same way Andy Dwyer calls band names. So, first up: it’s like REI for D&D players. We’d sell a “basic adventurer’s kit” that came with iron rations, wineskin, torches, 50 feet of rope, etc. Then you could get “class specialization” kits, for example: Rogue: contains […]
I’ve started writing a series of dog-related short stories at mr-domino.kchodorow.com, if you’re interested. This blog (kchodorow.com/blog) will still be a “proper blog,” where I blog about my life & tech stuff. The Domino-related blog is more for creative writing.
I was at Kennedy Space Center yesterday and they have an exhibit with all of the Apollo mission flags. Having mission flags is a great idea, more software launches should have flags, too. I noticed one in particular: (Please excuse the poor image quality, I have a technology-defying ability to take crappy photographs.) Those symbols […]
A former coworker recently asked me about what had worked well (and not) at MongoDB. I realized that I actually know a bunch of things about running an open source project/startup, some of which may not be common knowledge, so I figured I’d share some here. Things changed dramatically as the company grew and the […]
Yesterday I had some extra barbacoa that Domino was super excited about and Andrew suggested I use it to teach him (Domino, not Andrew) how to lie down on command. I waited until he lay down on his own, said “yes!” and gave him a piece of barbacoa. He leapt up and ate the barbacoa […]
Just saw Google Play Music got a free, ad-supported version (blog post). I told Andrew about it: holyshit.