Repos. and updates and such

I’ve been really happy to see my code has found its way into so [many](*%5C*) hands. As such I see it as incumbent on me to provide a bit more infrastructure around the code than I have thus far.

And so, over the weekend I put together a [page]( (with all the requisite frill) for each of the projects. Now that there’s a good central location with code repositories and feeds and all, I hopeful that keeping up to date with the development will be much simplified for everybody involved.

I should also mention that I’ve committed some changes to the source as well – [CTGradient]( will now do fills clipped to a path and will also do elliptical (instead of strictly circular) radial fills. [CTBadge]( has had a few tweaks to bring it further in-line with the canonical badges from Apple.

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Looky There…

Picture of me in WWDC mailing

HeyO! I just checked my mail this afternoon to find [this](/pictures/WWDCme.png) in the inbox: an invitation to apply for a student scholarship to [WWDC](, nothing too noteworthy about that. However, I was just a bit surprised to see that my friends [Joey](, [Matt](, and I were featuring in the advert.

What’s more, I had just chanced on wearing that exact same [Mathematica]( shirt today and on top of that, as Joey (the friend to the left) informs me, he chose to wear his very same shirt on this day as well. – how exciting!

Comming In From the Cold

Why, hello everybody! You may have noticed that I’ve been on an extended hiatus for the past few months.

So here’s the story – last December I went in for Jaw Surgery (which any surgeons out there might know better as [Orthognathic surgery]( in order correct for a problematic [underbite]( In short, it has been quite an adventure. But after a week of feeling [silly](, a time of dormancy, month of unintelligibility and several months (and counting) of an all [liquid]( [diet]( I am now, at last, back to my functional self.

In the intervening time I was able to attend an informative (and mildly historic) [talk](, read some [good]( [books]( and listen to [really]( [groovy]( [music]( I also got the chance to scratch out some apps amongst [other]( [things](/pictures/torker24.jpg) – All of which I hope to expand on at a later time.

I’ve now been back at school for a number of weeks and am getting back into the groove of things. Missing the lion’s share of winter break has unfortunatly put me back a good ways as far as my todo list is concerned, but thankfully [Jack Frost]( has [given]( me some much needed breathing room, of which I intend to use.

Snowed Out…

UIUC Quad in snow

Wow, today the midwest is getting pounded by a heck of a [snow storm]( which, surprisingly enough, has resulted in the rare [cancellation]( of the day’s classes here at the [U of I](

Needless to say, I’m quite excited by the possibilities that a free day (and accompanying delay in coursework) offers.

By the end of this day, I hope to write my poor and neglected blog once more and am resolved to make further progress on the actively developing of [LaserLine 2.0](

Update: According to the [Daily Illini](, this last happened in [1979]( (thanks [Joey](
Update: I [now]( have wednesday off as well, this is indeed unheard of.