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    New dog blog

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

    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.

    Star Trek invades our timeline

    Monday, February 29th, 2016

    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 […]

    Non-technical advice for startups and open source projects

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

    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 […]

    Positive reinforcement learning through barbacoa

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

    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 […]

    New radio in town

    Saturday, June 27th, 2015

    Just saw Google Play Music got a free, ad-supported version (blog post). I told Andrew about it: holyshit.

    Have you ever looked at your build? I mean, really looked at your build?

    Friday, April 24th, 2015

    Bazel has a feature that lets you see a graph of your build dependencies. It could help you debug things, but honestly it’s just really cool to see what your build is doing. To try it out, you’ll need a project that uses Bazel to build. If you don’t have one handy, here’s a tiny […]

    Hello, Bazel

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

    Yesterday, my team open-sourced Bazel, the build system Google uses for most of its software. We have been working on open-sourcing Bazel for over a year, extricating dependencies, renaming and refactoring, and jumping through legal and political hoops. We were still missing a lot of stuff we wanted to add, but we thought it would […]

    Making wedding rings

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    This weekend, Andrew and I made our own wedding rings. We’ve been married for several years, but we never got around to getting rings. We found out about a guy in NYC who does ring-making workshops: you come to his studio and spend a day making personalized, custom rings. It was fun, and now we […]

    Laptops are getting smaller all the time

    Thursday, October 9th, 2014

    As a “thank you” for hosting an intern this summer, Google gave me a little Android figurine. When I took it out of its box, a little backpack fell out, too. The backpack actually zipped and unzipped, but it didn’t have anything in it. So I decided to make a Macbook Air for it. First, […]

    Teaching CS

    Saturday, September 6th, 2014

    I taught my first AP CS class on Thursday. I was wearing a Google teeshirt (it was a “nice” one, have to dress up for the first day of school) so the first thing the students asked me was, “Do you work for Google?” Then: “Can we visit Google?” And: “Will this help us get […]

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