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Archive for March, 2004

Fortran on MacosX

Posted by Ed on March 31, 2004

Having been left in the cold as a Fortran developer by Apple, I was very chuffed to find these g77 binaries on HPC for Macos X. It installs in a jiffy, and the shoulder model built right out of the box. Well, almost. I had to remove a couple of the Pentium-specific options from the Makefile, but that was all.

You will need to add /usr/local/bin to your path though. Do this in /etc/profile. Also, it complains that /usr/local/lib/libg2c.0.dylib is not prebound, and produces a huge executable. Not sure what to do about this.

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Kerry vs. Bush

Posted by Ed on March 3, 2004

The Guardian on John Kerry’s bid for the Whitehouse:

The free world has never had a stronger interest in the result of a US election than it has in the defeat of Mr Bush. Senator Kerry carries the hopes not just of millions of Americans but of millions of British well-wishers, not to mention those of nations throughout Europe and the world.

Quite.

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DSL at last!

Posted by Ed on March 2, 2004

Whoohoo! At last, having ordered DSL almost two months ago, I’m online at 1.5 Mb/s with Speakeasy. Their performance is still much better than my Dutch experience with Zonnet who kept my money for a year, and never got it working. And to be fair, Speakeasy have kept me well informed throughout the troubled start-up period.

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