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](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthognathic_surgery)) in order correct for a problematic [underbite](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandibular_prognathism). In short, it has been quite an adventure. But after a week of feeling [silly](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codeine), a time of dormancy, month of unintelligibility and several months (and counting) of an all [liquid](http://ensure.com/products/index.aspx) [diet](http://www.carnationinstantbreakfast.com/) 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](http://rentzsch.com/psig/100), read some [good](http://www.amazon.com/Design-Everyday-Things-Donald-Norman/dp/0465067107/sr=8-1/qid=1171429985/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-9120067-6114816?ie=UTF8&s=books) [books](http://www.amazon.com/Cuckoos-Egg-Tracking-Computer-Espionage/dp/1416507787/sr=8-1/qid=1171430003/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-9120067-6114816?ie=UTF8&s=books) and listen to [really](http://www.amazon.com/Trance-Groove-Paramount/dp/B000002GSY/ref=m_art_li_0/105-9120067-6114816) [groovy](http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=72969440&s=143441) [music](http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=23879803&s=143441). I also got the chance to scratch out some apps amongst [other](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mobius) [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](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Frost) has [given](http://blog.oofn.net/2007/02/13/snowed-out/) me some much needed breathing room, of which I intend to use.