Eric Carwardine here - in Perth, Western Australia. That's in the southern hemisphere. You may know us better as the country where wowsers are intent on "filtering" (censoring) the Internet. A wowser, by the way, is a person who is intensely offended by the thought that another person may be enjoying themself. A wowser is the antithesis of a Crocodile Dundee.
I've put my full contact details at the foot of this post (perhaps I should also include my GPS coordinates :) ) just in case any reader should find themself in Perth and in need of a deep-and-meaningful chat on programming :) Could also add that at our place the kettle is permanently connected to the frontdoor bell :)
I'm a 65-year-young human[oid?] who's been coaxed out of retirement by a former employer - Curtin University. "Er ... Eric ... you remember those programs you wrote for us a few years back? Well, the technology's all changed , and we were wondering if you could upgrade the software." ... a few years back turned out to be the 1970's, and the program languages Fortran and Assembler. A mini-triumph for their longterm memory :)
I excitedly said "Yes!" After all, discovering the 'a' format descriptor in Fortran and learning how to trap Control-C in Assembler were for me moments of great euphoria. The university supplied much software (mostly dll files) that came with the Pico-technology hardware, and I soon found FTN95 that looks very promising ( http://www.silverfrost.com/13/ftn95/ftn95_fortran_95_for_windows_features.asp ). It was a Google search on "dll contents" that brought me to Daniweb forums.
I'll continue looking-around. Glad to be here, folks :)
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