Nathan Tornquist.com

Hi, I'm Nathan.

I'm a software engineer living and working in Chicago.

I'm currently at Auterion building out the Auterion Suite and am working on a yet-to-be-named time analysis platform.

Previously, I was the CTO at SkinIO and co-founded Uplink Sports with my brother.

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Light and Dark Mode Switching with Spotlight

Jul 19, 2020

One of the surprises I’ve had from the rapid work from home switch is how bright my home office is on a sunny day and how dark it is on a cloudy day. I regularly have to switch my interface mode to be able to see my screen and continue... more

2019 Site Refresh

Aug 28, 2019

I registered NathanTornquist.com on Christmas Eve in 2009. Since that first site was created, this domain has gone through 4 major redesigns eventually landing on a static website built with Jekyll. Well before NathanTornquist.com was registered, I had my first website back in 2005. The first WordPress site (and first... more

Macropad

Jul 6, 2019

A few months back I saw the RoMac and Plaid (resp) keyboards on Reddit. I’m a big fan of the exposed design and have been missing a numberpad on my S65-X. I took that as a sign that a macropad was a need (not a want) and that I would... more

Ludum Dare 42: Running out of Space

Aug 11, 2018

Ludum Dare is a 48-hour game programming competition. I learned about this competition almost 10 years ago, and have been watching since then, but it’s never really worked out for me to participate. Well this time it did! I blocked out the weekend when the date was announced, and was... more

2017 Work Analysis

Feb 11, 2018

As part of my normal routine I track all of the time I spend working on software-related projects and the time I spend playing my trumpet. Originally this was started as a way to make sure that the time spent on side-projects did not impact the time I spent on... more