End of Life for MixLyrics & DocPad

Trust me, it wasn't an easy decision, but sadly, it is one that had to be made. Both MixLyrics and DocPad are officially no longer supported.

MixLyrics, while showing a lot of promise, had numerous bugs and issues with the servers. Now yes, we could fix this, but because it is actually just going off of Musixmatch's website, if they made a change, the entire app can break. The problem is if something breaks, then we just simply don't have the time and resources to work on a fix as quickly as we'd like, so we have decided to end support for it. We recommend using Musixmatch's own desktop app instead to ensure mush better reliability.

As for DocPad, it had a flawed start, as it had some serious competition to fight against, and there just isn't enough user support to make development worth it.

So, with that, there will no longer be any future updates for either MixLyrics or DocPad. If you used either one, we can't thank you enough for your support, but we just don't see it becoming a worth-while investment in terms of time and resources.

Tech'd - Tech News For The Average Consumer

I'm pleased to announce that I have officially launched a new website as a part of Muze Media, called Tech'd!

Technology is something that everyone uses every day in some form, yet it seems that only the tech enthusiasts have actually kept up to date on tech news. Tech'd aims to change that, by focusing its target audience on the average consumer, while also attracting the tech fans.

Tech'd is updated daily, and you can check it out over at https://techd.ca!

ColourGrab 1.1 & MixLyrics 1.0 - More Information

So, ColourGrab was officially finalized earlier this month, and so far, it's been going quite well! I've noticed a few things that need to be improved, including entering certain RGB codes, and the dark mode, so I will be releasing ColourGrab 1.1 in March to fix those things, and a few other things behind the scenes.

As for MixLyrics, the delay for 1.0 was really unexpected. AZLyrics had sudden issues that no one was expecting, so I had to go into high-gear in order to get MixLyrics working again. Luckily, with MixLyrics 0.8, I managed to switch the source for lyrics over to Musixmatch, which not only is faster, but more up to date.

But, where does that leave MixLyrics 1.0? Fear not, because MixLyrics 1.0 is set to launch in March, alongside ColourGrab 1.1. 

Oh yeah, and Pixel Art 11.3 is coming along well, so be sure to look for more on it very soon!

MixLyrics 1.0 - Release Delayed

It usually isn't an easy decision to delay a release, however this decision was fairly easy to make, and once you understand why, you'll agree.

AZ Lyrics, the website that MixLyrics uses to grab all of the lyrics from, has been having numerous issues recently with it's search functionality, a core part of MixLyrics. Without it, MixLyrics is unable to function in any way at all. Normally, I'd wait to see what happens, however as it's been a few days, and not the first time this issue has occurred, I have decided enough is enough.

So, I am rewriting the core functionality of MixLyrics to now use Musixmatch instead of AZ Lyrics to get its lyrics from. This is not an easy task, and will require time, however the result will be well worth it.

Spotify Lyric Sync will work just as before, however the manual song search has been modified. Now, instead of listing results, because Musixmatch is much more accurate than AZLyrics, you are automatically taken to the best result. Don't worry, because if the song isn't what you were looking for, you are able to provide more details about it to ensure that you get the perfect result. So far, I've tested it on tons of songs, and it has been super accurate, so I don't see this as a set back.

Now, because of this massive new change, I don't feel comfortable releasing MixLyrics 1.0 just yet. Instead, I will be releasing MixLyrics 0.8 this Wednesday, February 8. MixLyrics 0.8 will have these new changes mentioned above, and your feedback is more than welcome!