Sincere Flattery

This web site exists to document my adventures in writing software emulators for old computer hardware. So far, I have completed (sort of) a Commodore PET emulation and am working on a Sinclair Spectrum emulation.

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Pandemic Two – Self Isolation

Previously, I wrote a simple pandemic simulation. Now I have extended it to model self isolation measures. To do this I changed the model in the following ways: the virus has an extra property which is the period immediately after infection for which the patient is asymptomatic. The population now has two levels of sociability: … Continue reading Pandemic Two – Self Isolation

Noughts and Crosses

Hannah Fry was the presenter of this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. There were some beautiful demonstrations (in my opinion) on several mathematical subjects that have relevance in the real world. The demonstration of how vaccination is effective using the zombie apocalypse was very thought provoking as was the Christmas present detection machine, which was … Continue reading Noughts and Crosses

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