Thursday, April 30, 2020

Spectra Lexer: Still Freaking Cool

I've blogged about this before, but people on the Discord have been newly enthusing about Spectra Lexer, and I believe it's gotten some new documentation since the last time I posted about it, so I thought it might be worth posting again as a reminder. Lead Dev Ted said recently "Spectra Lexer is probably the most amazing Plover plugin. Really solid software and an amazing tool that I don't think exists quite anywhere else." If you haven't availed yourself of this resource, give it a try!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Plover Dictionary Transformer

A new tool for making batch changes in the Plover dictionary, posted on the Discord: Plover Dictionary Transformer. I remember doing this by hand like 14 years ago, when I swapped all the entries containing the word "a" in the StenEd dictionary to define it as AEU rather than A, and all the entries using the "a" prefix to use A instead of AEU. Save yourself some time and effort wrangling similar transformations via regular expressions and give it a try!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

New Steno Cheat Sheet

graphical depiction of the steno keyboard layout

Check out this beautiful new Steno Keyboard Cheat Sheet by Graf on the Plover Discord! I love the whole aesthetic.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A New Step Forward for Plover in the Middle!

Go to the Discord and check out this series of pictures and descriptions of Charley's latest attempt to turn a Raspberry Pi and a TinyMod into a self-contained PloverBox!! Great stuff. Apparently there's still a bit more to be worked out, but I'll be first in line once he comes out with a finished model. Can't wait!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Video Hangout Time

Josh on the Discord says:

OK, I'm just going to go ahead and do something simple. Sunday, April 5th, 8-9PM UTC, I'll fire up a Google Hangout and post the link here. Those are limited to 10 people, but even 10 is a bit awkward for a group video chat anyway, so if we get more people, someone else can click the "start new video call" button and post another hangout link here, and we'll encourage people to mix it up. In other time zones, that's 1PM Pacific, 4PM Eastern, 9PM UK ("British Summer Time"), 10PM CEST.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it due to the unpredictability of 3-year-olds, but it sounds really fun! If you're wanting some steno-related video geekery, hop on and say hi this Sunday!