Installing Chapel, a parallel programming language from Cray (the supercomputer people) . I’m running Windows 7 (still) and not any of the “supported systems” so I thought it was out of reach. Then I remembered I had cygwin. So I started following the make instructions and it chocked on my bad Python 3.7 installation. That Python 3.7 has been a thorn in my side for months now. Never could get it working OR removed fully., But I wasn’t going to get in the way of having Cray on my old laptop. Such a victory to get every last shred of Python 3.7 off my computer so that the other versions could work again — and when I ran the installation script in cygwin for chapel… it started magically compiling. It’s still compiling. I have not had ANYTHING successfully compile from a script in a long time so this is exciting to watch. OH IT’S DONE. Now to see if it works. https://chapel-lang.org/

Installing Chapel, a parallel
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There’s a lovely reddit group where people post images of their “retrobattlestations” – which is what I guess they call resurrected old computers and equipment – or even simply old pictures of old equipment. I’m enjoying going through image after image of people proudly posting their various victories. https://www.reddit.com/r/retrobattlestations/ This made me smile because I’d never seen it before in my life and I thought I’d seen everything.

There’s a lovely reddit

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