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Here I am, confined to my apartment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and without having posted anything for almost two months. Fortunately, my family and I are still are in good condition, and I’m even more fortunate to have a job that can employ me remotely without problems. Or can they? For over a year, my team and I have been working on allowing our mobile engineers to work from their laptops (as opposed to from their powerful workstations).
Hello everyone and welcome to this new decade! It’s already 2020 and I’m only 17 days late in writing a first post. I was planning to start with an opinion article, but as its draft is taking longer than I wanted… I’ll present you the story of a recent crazy bug that has kept me busy for the last couple of days. Java crashes with Bazel and sandboxfs On a machine running macOS Catalina, install sandboxfs and build Bazel with sandboxfs enabled, like this:
It is a fact that hard disk drives are very, very large nowadays. Formatting them as FAT (in any of its versions) is suboptimal due to the deficiencies of this file system: big clusters, lack of journaling support, etc. But, like it or not, FAT is the most compatible file system out there: virtually any OS and device supports it in read/write mode. Today, I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Mac (won't bother you with the reasons).