Monday, June 27, 2022

More Amazing Steno Charts

If you don't follow SKWREPB on Twitter, you really should, because she posts some incredible steno material on there. Look at these charts she made!! Gorgeous!
chart describing various aspects of steno terminology and theory
chart showing the lineage of various stenographic theories

Monday, June 20, 2022

Practice Plover: Even Better

I last blogged about PracticePlover.com back in December, when it was fairly new. But it's expanded quite a bit since then, and continues to be a really valuable resource for people who want comprehensive exercises and Plover theory reinforcement with detailed realtime feedback. If you haven't been there in a while, it's very much worth revisiting!

Monday, June 13, 2022

StenoDoom

Paul has figured out a way to make a typing mod of the classic shooter Doom compatible with steno, especially if you have a Georgi. If the idea of that appeals to you, give it a try!

Monday, June 6, 2022

StenoJam!

The magnificent Peter of Uni fame has done it again! Frustrated that the steno rhythm game Steno Hero isn't easily playable on a Mac, Peter rigged up a similar web-based app that uses embedded YouTube videos with optional prefilled lyrics to compare against. It doesn't give you points based on your rhythmic accuracy, unlike Steno Hero, but it's great for music-based steno practice using any embeddable song on YouTube, which covers an awful lot of territory. Check out Peter's blog post about it, and then go try it out!

Monday, May 30, 2022

DIY Uni PCB in stock!

Not only is the regular preassembled Uni (an excellent machine that I used for work recently with great satisfaction) back in stock, but also the PCB for the Uni by itself is now in stock, for anyone who wants to rig up their own customized steno board with Uni electronics. Peter from Stenokeyboards says:
Comes with preassembled diodes and reset switch. Compatible with MX, Choc, and Alps* switches.

This is a Pro Micro PCB. You may use a Pro Micro, Elite C, nice!nano, kb2040 etc.

Prior experience with DIY keyboards is recommended but not required.

Not included:
  • Switches
  • Keycaps
  • Plate and Backplate
  • Rubber feet

Monday, May 23, 2022

New Releases All the Time

Just a reminder that Ted, Benoit Pierre, and the other developers behind Plover continue to release new versions implementing new features and bugfixes on a regular basis, so if you haven't upgraded recently, you might want to consider checking them out!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Steno Jig Enhancements

The inimitable Josh Grams, creator of Steno Jig, pointed me to a cool fork of his project by new Plover user BiffBish.

It features:

A WPM graph after you finish a drill, the ability to turn off the timer (some people find it distracting), and the option to have hints only when you misstroke.

I love when people iterate on an already excellent thing. Looking forward to seeing what comes next!