Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Community Input on Spending OSP Funds

Last night the Open Steno Project received an extremely generous donation of $500 from a longtime community member who wishes to remain anonymous. This brings our total funds (Donations + Store Sales to over $2,500. Not too shabby! We've got some of that earmarked for future projects -- domain names, a software cert, etc -- but there will probably be some left over. Community feedback on how best to spend the funds would be helpful. What do you think? A bulk buy of ultralight key switches or other hardware to sell in the store? Seed money for another crowdfunded steno game campaign? Or should we sit on it for a while longer until the right opportunity comes along? All ideas welcome.

A thousand thanks again to our magnanimous benefactor!! This community is amazing.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Volksboard



Check out this incredible DIY steno machine with step-by-step instructions on how to build it, by the amazing Carl. It's called the Volksboard, and I love it. Scrabble tiles for steno keys! Ingenious! It's also wireless and uses WiFi with a Raspberry Pi Zero built into the board to connect to Plover.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Toss Ted Some Cash For More Red Hot Steno Theory

Ted, our amazing lead dev, has been developing Plover for FREE over the last several years -- not to mention the hundreds and hundreds of hours of unpaid web design, tech support, hardware hacking, community leadership, and all-around steno ambassadorship that he's contributed to the cause. He's got a day job and a personal life, so he recently decided that his eagerly awaited new steno theory book would need to be prioritized on a gratuity system. Toss him some cash to get more pages! I just threw some in. Lord knows he deserves it!