Geekiness and Nerdiness, and Other Surprises

Programs written by other people that I like (the programs, that is, but probably the people too)

Time for me to talk about another program I’ve come across, downloaded and thoroughly enjoyed, so hopefully others can do the same. This time it’s Golly, a desktop application for simulating cellular automata. And I use the general term intentionally: rather than just Conway’s Game of Life (CGOL, GOL or even just “Life”) for which […]

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Some months ago I came across Celestia, a 3D visualisation program of the known universe. It really helped me understand the positioning of things in outer space (I now have a good idea of where the Andromeda galaxy is amongst other things) and I soon feel in love with it. There were some minor problems, […]

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Some time ago a maths teacher told me about an amazing program — Stellarium. It’s a free, open source program (which describes a lot of cool software, it seems) that shows the sky for almost any location imaginable – even other planets and their moons. You can also set the time, and turn a bunch […]

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