Saturday, June 11, 2016

Keyboard

The Gorse Fox has been stuck to his keyboard all day. What was thought to be a moderately simple task has turned in to a bit of a mission. The utility he wanted to us on "tawnyowl" has not be built for the this platform. No worries, the Gorse Fox has access to the development files and thought he would just do the build himself. Not something he has done since the late 1980s but surely it would come back to him, once he started.

It did. It came back to him what a dogs dinner the tooling was for this style of machine. Each time he took another step forward, another set of pre-reqs reared their head. Each had to be installed then he could retry. This went on for hours. Finally he has got it working (to a point) and the utility is now built and the test program runs. Time, he thinks, for a clean up of the system image. Even that seems to be taking an inordinate length of time.

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