Note: It’s weird to publish this article now. The world is going through some terrifying times.

Weirdly, those terrible things unfold slowly, and mostly distantly from our family. So in the present, life goes on. Kids go to school, work gets done, lessons are learned. …


Today we’re announcing Noms. But more importantly: our mascot, “Nommy”, the snacky otter.

In 2013, I discovered Camlistore and began feverishly hacking on it. I really loved the vision: a personal, automatically-organized archive of all your data, forever. …


I often hear people ask this. Sometimes the question also takes the form of an accusation: “If (cars|houses|bridges) were like computers…

Joking aside, I think it’s important to remember that software is complicated by design. The entire purpose of software is to be complicated.

In the beginning, there was hardware…


In March 2011, I drafted an article explaining how the team responsible for Google Chrome ships software. Then I promptly forgot about it.

I stumbled across the draft a few days ago. Though it is now somewhat outdated (e.g., …


I didn’t want to go to Maui.

I pictured hotel packages, annoying tourists, condoplexes, and Hard Rock Cafes. I tried to get my wife to consider alternatives like Croatia, Greece, Central America, or New Zealand. But they were all too far away, too hot, too dirty, or had other downsides…

Aaron Boodman

Programmer, troublemaker, dad.

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