LateralT

The Secret Life of Machines

Just how cool is this?

THIS IS RECORDED ON STICKY TAPE AND RUST

2001


In 70mm, the way it was meant to be seen.

How to use Make effectively for complex projects

TL;DR, Don't use "make -C dir" unless you're really sure there aren't any dependencies across directories.

You may have used Make or any of its derivatives for years, you may have worked in large codebases shared by tens or hundreds of people. But I'm sorry to say that there is a really really big probability that you've been using it wrong.

I know because I've seen it everywhere. Yes, in large projects too. In large projects that earned the company millions of dollars, with hundreds of programmers contributing to it.

So why am I right? Am I better than them? Is that what I'm saying? Well, it's not me who's saying they're wrong. It's been a well-known problem for decades, and Peter Miller documented it first.


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Pixies

How I do backups

My backups! You do what you want with your own *

Basically just a perl script that uses rsync, tar and bzip2. Bleeding edge. Use it at your own risk!


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