Mar 15, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri
About me
MIT student, programmer.


BlueThen   -  19 days ago

@Hawkee I'm not sure what your views are on this, but do you think could display full names rather than aliases (perhaps, as an option)? I can see becoming another website people refer to on their resumes, portfolios, etc.

It's always a little awkward explaining to people (esp. potential employers) that BlueThen was an alias I chose during my gamer days when I was 9 or 10.

Another thought along this line is unique URLs for users. For example, vs

BlueThen   -  26 days ago

Some screenshots from a series of music visualizers I wrote for our dorm parties.

BlueThen   -  Jul 08, 2013


I made a video showing the progression of my algorithms.

BlueThen   -  Feb 06, 2013
BlueThen   -  Jan 31, 2013

I made a 3D simulation of the Solar System... then hurled a sun-massed object through it

BlueThen   -  Jan 22, 2013

More destruction of the solar system:

In my opinion, these are all turning out very beautifully.

BlueThen   -  Jan 21, 2013

Here's what the solar system would look like if we were to move the sun over by about 112 million miles (180 million km or 1.2 AUs).

BlueThen   -  Jan 21, 2013

This is what the solar system would look like if a sun sized spaceship were to just casually pass through.

BlueThen   -  Jan 15, 2013

600,000 asteroid time lapse:

BlueThen   -  Jan 13, 2013

Every asteroid known to man. I'll be rendering a time-lapse pretty soon.

BlueThen   -  Jan 06, 2013

@Hawkee I just noticed that most of my Processing applet demos aren't working. (eg.

BlueThen   -  Dec 10, 2012

What is's opinion on YouTube's new design?

BlueThen   -  Dec 08, 2012

@Hawkee I uploaded a new avatar quite awhile ago, and it hasn't changed. In fact, the avatar on my profile doesn't match the one in my account settings (which has the newer one).

BlueThen   -  Nov 11, 2012

@Hawkee I guess this is only inevitable. You should add a "report" button.

BlueThen   -  Nov 09, 2012

Alright, I made larger icons and removed the descriptions.

I'd like to make the banner javascript, but I'm having issues getting Processing to export working code.

I'm thinking about hiding the applets on the pages, and instead showing the gallery first (with maybe an expandable box containing the applet?)

More ideas/feedback/critiques appreciated.

BlueThen   -  Nov 06, 2012

I made a portfolio. Please give any feedback.

BlueThen   -  Nov 06, 2012

Hawkee, your notices are a bit funky now.

"Hawkee responded to a Status Update, Hawkee"

Clicking either the first or second Hawkee will bring me to your profile page (the second just having me scrolled down arbitrarily). I end up having to find the comment thread manually.

BlueThen   -  Oct 22, 2012

@Hawkee You should make comment threads linkable.

BlueThen   -  Sep 29, 2012

What would you recommend for VPS or web hosting?

BlueThen   -  Sep 07, 2012

Another tutorial I wrote. An attempt to make linear simulations of ragdolls and fabrics as easy as possible to understand and follow. Let me know what you think!

BlueThen   -  Jul 13, 2012 What are your favorite books on coding?

BlueThen   -  Jul 10, 2012
BlueThen   -  Jun 06, 2012

Did some changes to the design at

Any thoughts?

BlueThen   -  May 30, 2012

@Hawkee might find this relevant.

Twitter getting rid of hashbang URLs and javascript generated pages

BlueThen   -  May 11, 2012

I wonder if this uses BB code

BlueThen   -  Mar 21, 2012

Hello world!

BlueThen   -  Dec 03, 2011

@Hawkee Hawkee, your ideas remind me of Stack Overflow, esp. its reputation system.

BlueThen   -  Aug 03, 2011

@Hawkee OpenProcessing just mentioned Hawkee's Processing section on Twitter.

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