Finally got around to getting an SSL cert for this site again – not least because StartSSL’s free certs exist now.

Also using HSTS.

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# Author: Michael

## SSL (Finally)

## Sorting Algorithms

## Most useless app ever? Not quite…

## Portsmouth

## Ferries

## Drift HD Ghost test

## Nexus4 1080p and a ghost

## 720p? No, LEGOp

## Toasters and the internet

Finally got around to getting an SSL cert for this site again – not least because StartSSL’s free certs exist now.

Also using HSTS.

I suspected that a hybrid of a stooge and a bogosort would be quicker than a straight bogosort. Turns out I was right.

**Hybrid Stooge-Bogo sort**

- Bogosort the first 2/3 of the list
- Bogosort the last 2/3 of the list
- Bogosort the first 2/3 of the list

Turns out though, that the bogosort is quicker in cases where the list is already sorted since it does fewer “is it sorted” checks before exiting.

A straight stooge sort is usually quicker than the stooge-bogo hybrid though.

There. Isn’t that useful information?

**Pitting Stooge Sort, Bogo Sort and Hybrid bogo-stooge sorting against each other:**

For length 1 Bogo wins.(stooge : 0.000003, Hybrid: 0.000062 Bogo: 0.000002)

For length 2 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000003, Hybrid: 0.000020 Bogo: 0.000467)

For length 3 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000028, Hybrid: 0.000177 Bogo: 0.000169)

For length 4 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000074, Hybrid: 0.001401 Bogo: 0.004980)

For length 5 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000110, Hybrid: 0.005993 Bogo: 0.013229)

For length 6 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000151, Hybrid: 0.002046 Bogo: 0.039309)

For length 7 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000272, Hybrid: 0.038909 Bogo: 0.125351)

For length 8 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000253, Hybrid: 0.095385 Bogo: 0.777875)

For length 9 Stooge wins.(stooge : 0.000410, Hybrid: 0.246479 Bogo: 19.195493)

**To be interesting and add Bozosort to the list instead of Stooge sort:**

For length 1 Bogo wins.(bozo : 0.000004, Hybrid: 0.000017 Bogo: 0.000002)

For length 2 Bogo wins.(bozo : 0.000020, Hybrid: 0.000020 Bogo: 0.000002)

For length 3 Bogo wins.(bozo : 0.000034, Hybrid: 0.001125 Bogo: 0.000031)

For length 4 Bozo wins.(bozo : 0.000117, Hybrid: 0.001645 Bogo: 0.004542)

For length 5 Bozo wins.(bozo : 0.000231, Hybrid: 0.010748 Bogo: 0.009622)

For length 6 Bozo wins.(bozo : 0.004700, Hybrid: 0.006521 Bogo: 0.022846)

For length 7 Hybrid wins. (bozo : 0.072314, Hybrid: 0.038041 Bogo: 0.144553)

For length 8 Hybrid wins. (bozo : 0.242777, Hybrid: 0.108764 Bogo: 23.163011)

For length 9 Hybrid wins. (bozo : 3.688617, Hybrid: 0.221937 Bogo: 2.503227)

This wasn’t strictly a fair test, since each of the times listed for a given length is actually a different list, but it should give some idea. Testing after each swap (bozosort) seems to beat testing after many swaps (bogosort) in some cases.

I was playing around with XCode and came up with this simple counter:

You hit the count button and it counts. That is all.

If you’re crazy enough to want to try it, here it is: Counter 1.0.dmg

It’s built on Mountain Lion, so I very much doubt it’ll work on anything else.

Why did I do this? Because I wanted to play with some Cocoa objective C and lacked any other ideas.

Upside: First time Bluetooth has actually worked for me.

Downside: it’s REALLY slow…