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Mark Moxon's Homepage

Welcome to my homepage

Mark relaxing off the coast of Mauritius

My name is Mark Moxon and I'm a software archaeologist, reverse engineer and writer. I've been publishing high-quality content on the web since 1998.

Software archaeology

I love analysing old code. These are my software archaeology projects:

  • Mark Moxon's Software Archaeology contains details of my projects, talks and presentations, plus information on how I create my software archeology repositories and websites.
  • Elite on the BBC Micro and NES contains fully documented source code for this seminal space sim from 1984, including more than 100 deep dives into the code and lots of interesting Elite hacks.
  • Aviator on the BBC Micro dissects and documents Geoff Crammond's first simulator, analysing everything from the aerodynamic model of the Spitfire to the flicker-free drawing routines.
  • Revs on the BBC Micro examines every single instruction in Geoff Crammond's masterpiece, which is regarded as the grandfather of modern racing sims and is still mind-blowing today.
  • Lander on the Acorn Archimedes pulls apart the first ever game for the ARM platform, which also happens to be David Braben's second masterpiece (after Elite, of course).


I'm also a travel writer and long-distance walker, and for a five-year period in the mid-noughties I had the highest-ranked travel writing website on the entire world wide web. Here are my writing sites:

  • Mark Moxon's Travel Writing was originally launched in 1998, and over the years the site has grown and grown and now has a big following. The site has over 570 pages of travel writing and advice from 25 countries and six continents, as well as a searchable photo library containing over 5000 photographs, plus free eBooks and audiobooks.
  • Walking Land's End to John o'Groats with Mark Moxon tells the story of my 2003 walk across Britain, with over 100 stories and 900 photographs; the site is regarded as one of the most important Land's End to John o'Groats websites, and is a must-read for those contemplating the walk.
  • Tubewalker: The Tube, on Foot tells the story of my 2008 walk along the entire length of the London Underground, and it's proving a very popular destination for those interested in exploring London on foot.

You can also read more about me or get in touch.