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Dustin Mitchell
Mozilla, Buildbot, Chicago, Beer
Mozilla, Buildbot, Chicago, Beer
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Ah, the Syzygy Cult. I've looked back at code I wrote then (roughly 1995) and it's astoundingly high-quality.. it even had tests. And software testing wasn't a "thing" in 1995 the way it is 22 years later.
Mantra: a trip down memory lane
I woke up this morning with bright plans to be productive and focused and accomplish various things. Instead, I have spent the morning on a delightful trip down memory lane. Way back in high school, more than 20(!) years ago, my friends and I made a video g...

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This group gets a lot more posts about some video game than about the programming language. Are there easy changes that the group admin could make to prevent this?

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Looking for a Linux/mac/C++ build engineer

Want to work in the tragically hip area just east of downtown LA? Good tacos are just a short walk over the LA River...


Oblong Industries is leading the charge in building immersive applications that work seamlessly across screen and machine boundaries within a room and beyond. At the core of these applications is our proprietary g-speak™ platform.

As a Build, Test, and Release Engineer on our Platform team, you have the exciting challenge of simplifying and expediting the processes involved in developing, testing, releasing and deploying not only a software SDK, but the ecosystem of tools and applications built alongside. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about making their co-developers lives easier and simpler.

Responsibilities:
Keep our buildbots humming
Solve C++ build problems
Build scripts, tools, and other services to improve developer productivity.
Investigate upgrading to modern build strategies with Gitlab CI
Create platform dependent packages that work reliably (.deb, .pkg, .exe)
Add dynamic or static analysis to the build to look for bugs
Discover unrecognized needs and improve our automated build/test systems to meet them
Document developer processes

Basic Qualifications:
BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field of study
3+ years experience shipping native desktop/server applications or extensive contributions to significant open-source projects
Comfortable with make, cmake, git and dpkg
Proficiency in C++ and POSIX shell programming
Comfortable at the command line with Linux, Mac, and Windows

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Gitlab CI and/or buildbot
Familiarity with autotools
Excellent writing skills and experience writing technical documentation

Benefits and perks:
Competitive compensation package of salary and stock options
Fully funded medical, dental, and vision insurance
Unlimited time off policy
Flexible work schedule
401K plan
Commuter benefits
Located in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

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I don't know if this is legit, but it's accurate.
"I am the 15-year-old (now 16) who was the victim of Anthony Weiner. I now add you to the list of people who have victimized me."

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#GooglePhotos Six years ago today we were at the rally to restore sanity. It didn't work.
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A little photo-journal of my brew session a few weeks ago

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Basically, we all know nothing, except that Hillary is obviously sick and so is Bill and she's a woman so if Bill gets worse she's going to be by his bedside caring for him. And since none of us know anything about policy, we should just go with the persuasive guy without any consideration for what he's trying to persuade us of, because, hey, he's very persuasive. Also, Putin's cool, and ISIS is definitely too stupid to manipulate him and will instead be scared and run away. Oh, and taxes make him cranky.

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