Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It was a crazy couple of months and I finally got back to writing. Just jumped back into a major change I was adding when I left off. Adding a string input helper function on multiple choice cards. It pops up a list of strings already in the deck and allows you to choose from those items. This will make creating random multiple choice cards much easier because you can simply chose another word that is already in the deck. Stay tuned this train is getting moving again.

The past few months were amazing while learning XNA and working with some students on a game for the Imagine Cup. I'll try and get some time to post a video and website of the game. It didn't make the finals, but I've been trying to figure out how to keep it going now that all but one of the students graduate. It was a ton of fun.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Current development status

The holidays are behind me, sales tax calculations are nearly complete and I've been continuing on developing the set of Spanish Flashcards and adding features to Memorize-it that increase my productivity. Those tools in turn will also increase your productivity when you use Memorize-It. The current cool feature I'm implementing is in adding cards a that are scrambled multiple choice. I'm using those card types in the testing decks for the new quizzer. The conversion was pretty slow because I needed to go find a couple of different items as the incorrect choices from the rest of the deck. I'm in the middle of adding a little pull down to the text boxes that show all the text strings in the current deck and allows you to choose from those. This will save a lot of time in that I will not have to go open another card to cut and paste some other spanish word, I can just select it from a list.

I think it's going to be a very busy couple of months though. I've completely over committed my self in teaching, volunteering and at work. Better to be busy than slow and I always get more done that way, but this is looking a little ridiculous. Stay tuned, hopefully I find some way to stay out of the way of this giant mountain of work that is coming.