Repos. and updates and such

I’ve been really happy to see my code has found its way into so many 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 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 – 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.