Sunday, March 31, 2019

Site updates in progress


It's not just you; the Games by Tim site does look a tad different than it used to.

I'm currently restructuring the site in an effort to improve site usability. I have quite an extensive todo list, so I'm slowly implementing my planned changes.

You may notice weird pages or wacky layouts as I work on the site. I'll do my best to keep the site in a useable state whenever I take breaks from development.

Once I finish the site updates, I will write a blog post describing the changes more in detail. If you have any questions regarding the site in the meantime, feel free to leave a comment here.

Note: I've uploaded the above image to test for the new favicon.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Switching download providers (again)

Update (Mar 25): The migration process is complete.

Not long ago, I migrated all my PowerPoint projects from MediaFire to Google Drive. Since Google Drive cannot track download counts, I used the Google URL shortener, goo.gl, to help me do so.

Now that goo.gl is about to shut down on March 30, I need another way to keep the download counter going. Thankfully, GitHub comes to save the day! It turns out GitHub tracks the download count of any file uploaded to a repo's Releases page, and man I wish I knew this sooner.

So here's what's gonna happen:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Flashcards for PowerPoint v1.2 - Flashcards in Style


Amid incoming midterms and final exams, a friend of mine told me she needed to study for a geography test. Just before she was about to purchase note cards, I casually brought up that I've made a flashcard tool in PowerPoint.

Her eyes lit up and her mouth lifted a grin, as she typed her entries and starred her flashcards. Not only did I feel rewarded that Flashcards for PowerPoint went to good use, I also noticed some usability/UI issues as my friend worked through the file. The result? Another update to Flashcards for PowerPoint: version 1.2!