More Funding

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Well, for the past week I’ve been working on putting together a funding presentation for Lorain County Community College’s Innovation Fund. Today we went up and gave the presentation and it went generally pretty well …

Get Satisfaction

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I’m mauling on bugs, adding tiny featurettes, and making things faster. Meanwhile, I’ve added a new feedback widget from Get Satisfaction, which you may or may not like better than the old contact page. Give …

Eccentricity optional

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As one user points out, some of the crazy messages you get when you get something right can be pretty… crazy. They’re now opt-in, incarnate as the “Eccentric Flavor” option in the preferences page. I’ve …

Control thy strictness

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I’ve finally created a way for users to control the strictness of the handwriting recognition. Underneath the Ignore button, there’s now a Strictness button. You can lower the strictness of recognition if you think it’s …

Smarmier feedback

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I’m testing out some additional feedback measures, including notification when hooked strokes are missing hooks, a less-harsh blue border for getting things wrong that you don’t even know yet, more and smarmier “You win it!” …

LCCC and Catastrophic Potatoes

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About a month ago we completed our application to the Lorain County Community College Innovation Fund. Yesterday we traveled up to Independence Ohio to interview with their selection committee. We thought we did well, and …

Manual and Auto Modes, Vocab List Bar

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Made a few changes to the vocabulary and study pages recently. Who doesn’t love shiny new features? On the vocabulary options page, I added the ability to choose whether or not you want to move …

MWALLT and Cone-Guy

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So this last weekend we attended the MWALLT (MidWest Association for Language Learning Technology ) conference in Cleveland. Presentation topics ranged from a review of video conferencing software to the potential language learning opportunities of …

Synaesthetes, to the fore!

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We’re looking at adding “theme” colors to traditional and simplified characters, both to help with prompting and in other planned features in the site. So we’re asking you: do you have color associations for those? …

All Mixed Up

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You know how before it would go through all the words, then all the characters, then all the tones to review? No more! They’re all mixed together now; you get whatever item is next on …