My christmas wishlist:

No one probably reads this, but for those of you who are reading:

1)Holey Trucks (really nice trucks to carve on) <-- on sale @ MHS.
2)Landy Hawgs 76mm Wheels (good wheels for drifting)
3)Landy Hawgs 77mm (good wheels for when you don't want to drift)


Surprise! I'm still alive.

So school's started and I been sick and whatnot. Today I even went to the doctor where they drugged me up for my Paritonsillar Abcess and fixed me up. But it's cool now, I just take my anti-biotic horsepill and my dose of vikodin and keep going.

So meanwhile, my birthday's in about two weeks, aren't you all excited? I will be 21, able to legally purchase booze and stuff (don't worry, I'm not going to fail out of school a week later).

So for those of you saying to yourselves, "Gee, I wish I knew what to send Ryan for his birthday," dont' worry, I got you covered ;)

-Seismic Blastwaves (longboard wheels)
-Food money (you get cards from places like Sonic and stuff, college boys love food)
-If you happen to find magically light, yet strong-heeled shoes in my size
-A phone call, because nothing says happy birthday quite like "hey, I thought I'd take the time to tell you happy birthday in person"
-Hugs (if you're Golden local)


Denver Cocoaheads time appointed!

So a meeting time and place has been decided for Denver Cocoaheads.

This time is 7pm every third thursday of the month, aka July 19th.

The Place is 1147 16th St, Denver CO aka Corner Bakery @ 16th St. Mall

No more isolation for us!


Denver Cocoaheads Brewing

So if anyone happens to be reading this and is thinking to themselves, "Why the heck doesn't Denver have a Cocoaheads if freaking Colorado Springs can have their own?" then worry no more! Send me emails and you'll be one of the first to experience Cocoaheads in the Denver area!


correction on Remember download

So the server you're downloading from doesn't support symlinks for some reason, so you'll need to use this link to download a copy:

Click here for fun times!


Remember version 1.0 is out!

So I wrote this app that records reminders for yourself via your iSight or whatever and slaps them onto events so that these reminders get played back at given times to remind you about them.

Version 1.0 is out and if you have OSX 10.5, you're welcome to give it a try!

Don't forget to send feedback to the address in the README file in your dmg :)


Other people I met at WWDC

So now that I finished my program, I can write some more. Here is a list of some of the people I met:

Was really awesome to hear from everyone, even the people I missed on this list (like all the Apple Engineers who were awesome). Maybe one day people will want to meet me...


WWDC 2007: Covesutra

Tonight I met the mind behind Coversutra at the Delicious Generation party here in San Francisco. Sophia has done a wonderful job with this app making it pretty nice to look at and use. I'm not a journalist or anything, so my review here is not nearly as amazing as her program, but if you are reading this, you should check it out and tell everyone you know.




only watch the above-linked video if you are ready for a touching experience that may in fact make you cry.


Facebook meets Mines Students

So my friend and I made this nifty app for facebook. Basically, you put the little marker on the map to indicate where you are (google maps supports like 12 significant figures worth of latitude/longitude data) and then you can look around to see where your friends are who did the same thing.


Pong version 1.0.2!

So I decided to work on Pong again, re-worked it and whatnot. Now it's new and improved and you can all get it here! Give it a try, pretty sure you'll find 100% less "ball moves through paddle" syndrome.


My Life's goal:

To have as much time as possible to spend with friends and family and to have to tell people as little as possible that I'm too tired or too busy to see them.


DCGN 381- Intruduction to Circuits, Electronics, and Power

Today we finished talking about basic circuits with just resistors and sources in them and went on to intruduce the topic of capacitors. Instead of physics200 style where we spent all that time learning and caring about how a capacitor is created and what causes capacitance, we just went straight into "this is what happens when I ram one in a circuit." Not with direct current, mind you, she also intruduced alternating current (AC)! There's lots of derivatives and integrals involved and she mentioned things from differential equations (like the Laplace domain) which makes me pumped because all the seemingly arbitrary crap we learned in diff-eq will actually prove applicable to anything I'll ever do! Even better: my ti-89 (my calculus-doing calculator) gets to take the course with me :)


on the lack of posts

So I haven't posted anything here in a while, but I blame Blogger here for being terribly buggy. I would come here with the intention of writing something, but Blogger would keep me from getting to the "new post" page for so long that I'd forget what I wanted to say.


The measure of how much you want something (or someone) is how much you're willing to fight for it.


Student Blog gets front page of google search.

if you search for "sulfur hexafluoride" (without the quotes), you will find my friend Andrew Ferguson's blog about number 7 in the list of links. He's not paying some professional to boost his google rank or anything. That is awesome.


Pong available for download.

Got it prettied up a little bit so now you can all download your very own copy of my wonderful Pong game.
click here for pong!

Oh yeah, so player 1 uses the a button and the s button to move, while player 2 uses k and l.

Pong pretty much done!

There's some fine details to fix if I want to, but basically, pong's done!