I am a Human, MOOCer, Harmonica Enthusiast, Budding Polyglot and an Indie Game Developer.
I develop apps and games for fun and profit.
Wherever and whenever you see me, I am sure to have my harp in my pocket. Maybe if you say please I will play you a tune.
Today after a very long time, I opened haxe again in the hopes of making a small game.
Updated all the libraries using haxelib upgrade.
But when I tried running my HaxeFlixel project. I found that Flixel is not yet compatible with the latest version of OpenFl. Flixel is currently incompatible with OpenFL 4.0.0. Please use version 3.6.1 or older. Flixel is currently incompatible with Lime 3.0.0. Please use version 2.9.1 or older.
So, in the Project.xml I set these settings, in the hopes that it would work.
<!--Place custom nodes like icons here (higher priority to override the HaxeFlixel icon)-->
<haxelib name="openfl" version="3.6.1"/>
<haxelib name="lime" version="2.9.1" />
But, Alas! It failed to compile and gave me a new error!
Type not found : ApplicationMain
Scratching my head, I looked it up on Google, but to my utter horror could find no solution.
In the end I had to rollback my version of openfl and lime for the time being. And I set them back to the required versions using HaxeLib.
Focusing too much on my apps and studies without any thought to my health has caught up with me. Sitting at the computer for long hours at a stretch, not exercising and not relaxing my eyes has made my eyes weak. And as I don’t go out much, I never realized how weak.
Immersion and Application, the two phases in my language learning process which are difficult to complete solo, without anyone to talk to.
So you can imaging my joy when after reading my previous post a friend of mine introduced me to Tandem.
Tandem is exactly the thing I needed, it is a language exchange app where you can meet people from all over the world, talk to each other and learn languages.
Today, on the thirty sixth day since I started learning Spanish on duolingo, I have conquered the Spanish skill tree. And even got a shiny new trophy for my efforts. But before I get too excited and forget myself. I’ll put a dampener on my excitement and shall remind myself that I still cannot hold a conversation in Spanish.
I have split my learning process into three phases. Introduction, Immersion, and Application.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine told me about duolingo.com, an awesome app and website for language learning. I had installed it on my mobile before, but never really did anything in it, and then I promptly forgot about it.
The Borg pre-release version has already been sent to the early supporters. The rest of you will get the release version on the 10th of January, that is the day after tomorrow. All of you have been very encouraging despite the delays and I thank you for that. I am making a dedicated site for Borg at http://gautamji.com/borg. And Borg will be downloadable from there.
We are on patreon too, so if you want to be a patron for Borg, you can support us at https://www.patreon.com/BorgMooc.
And once again, thank you everybody for patiently waiting so long, the wait is soon going to be over.
Edit : I am not keeping well, I am down with viral fever. Release will be delayed by a few days.
Thank you for all the supportive and encouraging emails and messages that I receive everyday. I am glad that you guys are looking forward to my product (Borg MOOC Study Companion) and believe me I am working on it full time, and have put all my other projects / games on the back-burner.
The Coursera and edX downloading functions were ready a long time back. Now downloading YouTube playlists is also possible with this. A lot of thought and reworking has gone in designing a good UI and UX (This has taken a lot of time).
Library management features have also been included and tightly incorporated.
Time-stamp based short notes – text, audio and handwritten, have also been incorporated.
Borg is coming out to be a great study tool and I am sure everybody will love it.
Till then do bear with me, I am as enthusiastic about this product as you all are.
We all enjoy learning from the great courses available online. And through Borg