What's New May 2016

7th - Cunningham Table and GIMPS Project Update

I ran the current set of data from The Cunningham Project Site through my program to generate the factorizations in my favourite text and html formats.

I've also cleaned up my GIMPS page and resurrected my gimps factor report.

See Tim's Mathematics Page for the updates.

What's New December 2011

28th - Cunningham Table Update

There is a December update over at The Cunningham Project Site.

I've rerun my program to generate an updated set of Cunningham tables in my favourite text and HTML formats.

See Tim's Mathematics Page for the updates.

What's New December 2010

27th - Cunningham Table Update

There is a December update over at The Cunningham Project Site.

I've rerun my program to generate an updated set of Cunningham tables in my favourite text and HTML formats.

See Tim's Mathematics Page for the updates.

What's New December 2009

30th - Cunningham Table Update

There is a December update over at The Cunningham Project Site.

I've rerun my program to generate an updated set of Cunningham tables in my favourite text and HTML formats.

See Tim's Mathematics Page for the updates.

What's New September 2008

05th - GIMPS Project Finds 2 World Record Primes and Claims $100,000 Prize

It's been over two years since the GIMPS discovered M32582657, the largest known prime, which weighed in at 9,808,358 digits, just under 10 million digits. The GIMPS project has continued since then seeking the elusive 10 million digit (or greater) prime. Amazingly, in the space of 2 weeks, two record breaking primes were reported on PrimeNet, the server that that hands out work to the 64,000+ participating PC's from around the world that have joined GIMPS. These PC's run a highly optimised distributed client program called Prime95 the searches for Mersenne primes.

The new primes are

See http://www.mersenne.org/.

What's New February 2008

05th - MAME 0.122u1-u8, 0.123 Released

MAME 0.123 has been released over at MAMEDev. See the whatsnew.txt for release details. Apologies for the lateness of the information.

There have been 2 CHD changes, 1 CHD has been added to MAME in 0.122u2 and 1 CHD moved:

  1. gtrfrk3m/949jac01.chd (new)
  2. gtfrk3mb/949jaz02.chd (moved from gtfrk3ma)

There are now 219 CHD entries in MAME made up of 185 CHD's and 34 clones (some repeated). The sooners list contains 6 CHD's.

Zsolt Vasvari has removed the CVS bios in MAME 0.122u5. There are now 34 BIOS's in MAME.

Andrew Gardner added a new BIOS galgbios, "Galaxy Games BIOS" in MAME 0.123. We are back to 35 BIOS's in MAME.

I've updated all the CHD Infos: CHD, BIOS, ROM Baddumps, ROM Nodumps. The ROM Baddump + Nodump total is 490 + 1069 = 1559, baddumps up by 16 and no nodumps up by 3 from MAME 0.122. See Tim's Emulation Page. Baddump + Nodump total is 474 + 1066 = 1540

What's New January 2008

23th - Cunningham Table Update

There is a January update over at The Cunningham Project Site.

I've rerun my program to generate an updated set of Cunningham tables in my favourite text and HTML formats.

See Tim's Mathematics Page for the updates.

What's New December 2007

23th - MAME 0.121u1-u4, 0.122 Released

MAME 0.122 has been released over at MAMEDev. See the whatsnew.txt for release details.

I've updated all the CHD Infos: CHD, BIOS, ROM Baddumps, ROM Nodumps. The ROM Baddump + Nodump total is 474 + 1066 = 1540, baddumps up by 1 and no nodumps up by 27 from MAME 0.121. See Tim's Emulation Page.

What's New November 2007

25th - MAME 0.120u3-u4, 0.121 Released

MAME 0.121 has been released over at MAMEDev. See the whatsnew.txt for release details.

I've updated all the CHD Infos: CHD, BIOS, ROM Baddumps, ROM Nodumps. The ROM Baddump + Nodump total is 473 + 1039 = 1512, baddumps up by 2 and no change to nodumps from MAME 0.120u2. See Tim's Emulation Page.

4th - MAME 0.120u2 Released

MAME 0.120u2 has been released over at MAMEDev. See the whatsnew.txt for release details.

3 CHD's have been added to MAME, the first two being CD-Rom driver updaters, part of the System 573 BIOS:

  1. cr589fw/700b04.chd
  2. cr589fwa/700a04.chd
  3. gtrfrk7m/b17jaa02.chd

There are now 217 CHD entries in MAME made up of 184 CHD's and 33 clones (some repeated). There are 26 CHD nodump's as well. The sooners list contains 6 CHD's.

I've updated all the CHD Infos: CHD, BIOS, ROM Baddumps, ROM Nodumps. The ROM Baddump + Nodump total is 471 + 1039 = 1510, baddumps up by 2 and no change to nodumps from MAME 0.120u1. See Tim's Emulation Page.

What's Here

My top personal interests are mathematics, programming, emulation and gaming. If any of those interest you then you may find something worth reading here. I have several other interests including juggling, movies, cooking and nature walks but there is nothing here on those topics at this time.

I've included links at the top of the page to the key pages here. One is a site map with everything linked off it. You should be able to readily navigate to everything I have from them. The site is not updated frequently, and updates are sporadic.

Some of the more unique goodies that you will only find here and nowhere else are:

  1. The 5x5 Knights page,
  2. The CHD, Baddumps and Nodumps Info pages,
  3. The Star Force map,
  4. A comprehensive Tomb Raider III Walkthrough (archived in zip format).
  5. A comprehensive Doom 3 Walkthrough.

I hope you enjoy your visit. I'm happy to participate in any reasoned discussion on the topics covered here - feel free to email me.