Yes, I’m still alive and kicking, just off the grid for a while. I was able to implement my previous Objective-C code using the new Obj-C2 @property syntax and a better algorithm, so it is much shorter and works better. However, I still seem to have trouble converting all of the strings I need to from NSData to NSString objects. I don’t have access to my Quad right now, so I haven’t been able to work on it in a while, but that’s the last thing I need to fix before torrent file parsing should work.
In other news, I’ve been reading a lot about computer architecture and design, as well as Unix programming on Mac OS X. Once I get my Quad back and upgraded to Leopard, I should be able to start experimenting.
I’ve also updated my wish list, so family members seeking gift ideas should check it out.