These instructions work – unlike those you might read elsewhere, which have been edited poorly. 1. Register to get the sources at accellera.org’s website 2. Once registered login and download the source: go to http://www.accellera.org/downloads/standards/systemc and download systemc-2.3.0.tgz 3. Move the .tgz archive to the parent directory of where you want to install and unpack… Read More How to install SystemC on amd64 Linux
Two big thoughts strike me as a result of the literature review I have just completed for my PhD: Linux is not the centre of the universe, in fact it is a bit of an intellectual backwater; The UK may have played as big a role in the invention of the electronic computer as the… Read More Computer science in the UK: in the wrong direction?
Why, oh why, oh why? … Hopefully someone will now tell me the rant that follows is unnecessary. But, here goes: an update of my Raspberry Pi failed about a week ago. As I then went to Paris with the family for a few days I only got round to trying to fix it this… Read More Situation normal, all fscked up
The market for desktop computers is in desperate trouble (and that for laptops not much healthier) – the latest sign being the decision to take Dell private. The issue is not that we don’t need desktops and laptops anymore, but rather that we do not need new ones: while Moore’s Law continues to increase the… Read More Do desktop computers have a future?
My eldest daughter got a laptop for Christmas and, of course, it came with Windows 8 pre-installed. This evening she asked me to replace that with Linux. Having used Windows 8 on her machine I am left wondering what is the problem with Windows 7 that it is trying to fix? Maybe all those tiles… Read More Windows 8: the verdict is in
I have sort-of abandoned my Apple Air Book for serious work this last week – going back to a 2008/9 Toshiba laptop (another Morgan Computers purchase) running Linux. The Apple is a lovely device to travel with and is beautiful, if extremely expensive, device with which to browse the web, but a decade of conditioning… Read More A GUI for Metapost?
Here’s the syslog from my Raspberry Pi this morning: (The last line is the first output of the rebooted machine – when, at about 7.19am I got up and found it wasn’t working – not sure why the clock goes backwards but it does.) And here is yesterday’s log at the same time… As you… Read More Help needed: what is making the wireless card on my Raspberry Pi crash