Monday, January 23, 2023

Paul's Steno Elixir Demo!

Paul Fioravanti, a longtime friend of The Open Steno Project, gave a presentation at the Sydney Elixir Meetup last week, demonstrating his steno workflow when coding in Elixir. He even realtime captions himself for some of it! Great stuff.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Cool Stuff Brewing

I haven't yet been given permission to post photos or videos of the very promising prototype under development in the #HobbyistLeverMachine thread in the #hardware-dev channel in the Plover Discord, but let me just say it's super impressive, and progressing at astounding speed. If that sounds like your cup of tea, you should totally go check it out!!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Aerick and His Multipurpose Multisteno


Aerick describes in this lovely video how he's replaced the bulky standard default keyboard with just a Multisteno for everything but gaming, using movement modifiers, symbol and command dictionaries, and the Multisteno's qwerty layer. So cool to see!

Monday, January 2, 2023

Embedded Steno on My Uni!

The amazing Peter of StenoKeyboards gave me a free Uni v4 after I mentioned wanting one to teach my kid on! I flashed Javelin firmware on it really easily. The hardest part was cleaning up my dictionary file, which had some malformed entries in it that Plover doesn't seem to notice but which Javelin doesn't approve of. A few rounds of regular expressions were sufficient to zap them, though, and then the firmware builder gave me a file that I was able to flash to the Uni with zero problems. Totally smooth and simple. The Uni now writes English into any text field without having to install Plover, including on my kid's Chromebook! We spent some time going over the basics of the layout and drilling a few easy lessons on Typey Type today, and he's really excited to learn more. Thanks so much to Peter for the free Uni and to Jeffrey for the Javelin firmware!
A six year old doing Typey Type on a Uni