Building Statically Linked Binaries with make on Linux/Unix

Posting this mostly as a reminder to myself for the next time I have to do this. For those who don’t know, a statically linked binary is an executable that does not require any support libraries. All the required support libraries get included in the binary itself. This results in a binary that will run on any system of the right CPU type (i386, x86_64, ppc, etc.) The downside of this is that the resulting binary is going to be quite large.
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Sage Flower Jelly

Besides being a computer geek, I’m also a bit of a foodie. I was doing a little yardwork today, planting some plants, weeding, and cleaning up our overgrown herb garden. After trimming all the blooms off the chives, I started in to do the same on the sage, as that had gone and bloomed. Thinking to myself that sage was tasty and edible and that its flower must be as well, I tasted one of the sage flowers.
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meggy unboxing

I’d been wanting to pickup a Meggy Jrfrom the fine folks at Evil Mad Scientist Labsfor a while. When I saw that the MakerShedhad them on sale last month as they were cleaning out inventory in preparation for Maker Faire, I decided that it was time to spend the cash and pick one up. Then I saw that they had free shipping for orders over $100 and I was reminded of the quote from Contact: “First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price?
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Overhaul

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Ice Cream Trucks

My neighborhood is filthy with ice cream trucks. During the summer, it’s not uncommon to see four to six of them roaming the streets from noon to 8pm. Generally, I don’t have a problem with them. I like ice cream. I also like our Rhode Island favorite, frozen lemonade, which they all sell. What I do have a problem with is the way they announce their presence. It used to be that ice cream trucks would ring a loud bell to call the children to the curb.
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