Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading

  • Solstice Wood, by Patrickia A. McKillip, copyright 2006, Ace Books/the Berkley Publishing Group/the Penguin Group/Pengiun Group (USA) Inc, February 2006. Good.

  • The Twylight Tower, by Karen Harper; Delacorte Press/Random House Inc, March 2001.

Recent Reading

  • Maeve, by Jo Clayton

  • The Fatal Fashione, by Karen Harper; Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur/St. Martin's Press, January 2006. Using historical persons as main characters is always chancy, and using them as main viewpoint charactacters even more so, but in this series it seems to work ok, as far as my limited knowledge can tell.

Recent Reading

  • The Far Side of the Stars, by David Drake; Baen Books/Baen Publishing Enterprises, October 2003.

  • Dragon Hunter, by Charles Gallenkamp, copyright 2001; Penguin Books, 2002. A very interesting biography of Roy Chapman Andrews, the explorer and leader of the Central Asiatic Expeditions of 1922 to 1930.

  • East of Midnight, by Tanith Lee, copyright 1977; St. Martin's Press, 1978. An early Sword & Sorcery novel by Lee.

  • Subterranean, by James Rollins, copyright 1999 by Jim Czajkowski; Avon Books, Inc, June 1999.

Chicken and MinGW

To get Chicken version 2.207 to compile with MinGW I had to change the line in configure that read

mingw_libdir=`mingw32-gcc -print-prog-name=ld | sed 's%/lib/gcc-lib/.*%/lib%'`


mingw_libdir=`mingw32-gcc -print-prog-name=ld | sed 's%/lib/gcc/.*%/lib%'`

and copy posixwin.c over posix.c and uposixwin.c over uposix.c.