Nathan Tornquist.com

Hi, I'm Nathan.

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

I'm the CTO at SkinIO, co-founded Uplink Sports with my brother and am currently working on a yet-to-be-named time analysis platform.

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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

Quest

Jun 18, 2017

I wanted to propose to my girlfriend (now wife) in a way that was fun, unique, and distinctly us. In addition to those broad requirements, I wanted it to be done in a way that was active, extended, and still relatively private. I wanted to create something and use that... more