Monday, May 31, 2021

Mysterious New Steno Hardware Teaser

I recently received a free prototype of an amazingly innovative new piece of steno hardware that will soon be the focus of a crowdfunding campaign. Unfortunately I've been swamped with captioning work and have also been moving to a new apartment, so I haven't yet gotten a chance to put it through its paces. Expect a full report soon, but in the mean time, enjoy the pictures!

Monday, May 24, 2021

Sensel Morph + Steno?

an interesting thread on GitHub about Ted's attempts to make the Sensel Morph (a touch-sensitive digital pad that's intended to be customizable for a multitude of purposes) into a working steno machine. He's not there yet, but possibly he's getting closer? Definitely worth following, at least, if you're interested in that sort of thing!

Monday, May 17, 2021

Ted's StenoFest Talk

Today on Ted's Patreon Page, he posted a link to his StenoFest 2019 talk on YouTube, along with the following:

I recently posted my StenoFest talk from February 2019. It was a talk aimed at professional stenographers to introduce the idea of using their steno machines outside of work, as well as present the Open Steno Project mission. Feel free to check it out, and view the index in the description to jump to sections that interest you.

As for Art of Chording, I'm currently balancing between being busy at work and lots of Plover development happening in preparation for v4. I look forward to resuming on the textbook, but it won't be until a new Plover release (which I am so totally pumped about!!!) See you soon!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Two Vietnamese Steno Systems!

I discussed two Spanish systems for Plover last week, and this week, I've got two Vietnamese systems for you:

Plover_Vi by user202729, and Plover_Viet by illustrious steno vidder Aerick. I don't know Vietnamese, so I can't speak to the pros and cons of these two systems, but there's a discussion about them on GitHub that might prove illuminating if you're interested. I love seeing new languages come to Plover, especially in multiple flavors. Great stuff.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Plover + Melani + Spanish

I last posted about a Spanish system for Plover back in March, but here's an alternate one, this time using the MIDI keyboard-based Melani system, originally developed for Italian. Co-author Noelia Ruiz Martínez has apparently recently recorded a podcast episode describing her career as a realtime Spanish captioner and describing her system, so I'll definitely be posting the link to that as well, when it's available. I love learning about new multilingual Plover systems!!