Bob Jenkins' Web Site


I did a page and program calculating how many genetic ancestors you have. Genetic ancestors are ones you actually got DNA from. It's exponential up to about 7 generations back, then linear after that, about 45 additional ancestors per generation.

perpetual motion

Table of Contents (internal links):

Hashing
Here's a hash table, code for perfect hashing, a good hash function for hash table lookup, a FAQ, some theory, and code to search for new hash functions. I tried designing block ciphers and finding characteristics. I had an article published in Dr. Dobb's in September 1997.
Randomness
Have the cryptographic pseudorandom number generator ISAAC, a small noncryptographic pseudorandom number generator, a prize for breaking ISAAC, and ISAAC's background and theory. Also take some tests for randomness, and a table of orders of magnitude. Here are also some protocols and a unit vector generator.
Collections
See some skits from Boy Scouts, SQL tricks from Oracle, near-future speculations, some paper airplanes, some recipies, some music, and some cartoons that I wrote in college.
Math
Look into pentagonal tiles, formulae for n-body orbit simulations, code for the HOMFLY knot polynomial, voting methods, choosing random passwords, jenny for pairwise testing, some error correction codes, a an april fool's design spec, and a web page for choosing colors.
Physics
Consider perpetual motion machines, a dirigiped design, a scale model of the solar system, a page on exploring orbits with Java, Klemperer Rosettes, a simulation of Cruithne (a near-earth object), of figure-eight orbits, of binary star planetary orbits, a set of noncolliding orbits, some Dyson Swarms (pretty pictures!), some methods for the n-body problem, a description of the orbit applet used, and a tentative itzu world.
Home projects
See my half bath, a house design that will never be built, a dollhouse that did get built, some genealogical notes, and a roof rack for Justine's car.
Other
Here is my autobiography, a resume, a cong from the British Museum, a comparison of JPEG and JPEG 2000, a bit on software patents, my mom's art, and some early Bob photos. Here are people I've encountered more than once.


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Send mail to Bob at bob_jenkins@burtleburtle.net.