Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Steno Showcase: Ashen

Did you know that there are super cool hardware and software showcase channels on the Plover Discord, where people can show off their steno setups? They're really fun to browse through. Today I want to show off Ashen's setup, with permission, of course. Details and build instructions for both the hardware and the software are on the Discord!
a custom steno machine integrated into a laptop tripod

a custom CAT-style terminal readout featuring raw steno and translation output in plain text

Ashen says:
I managed to coerce VS Code into treating my steno stuff as a workspace that automatically opens up my paper tape and suggestions window in a split terminal. Not quite a full CAT display but having everything in one place (instead of opening a terminal taking up my entire right third of the desktop) is pretty nice.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Josiah Theory

An augmented steno layout adding ^ to * to use as a stroke modifier, some Magnum-style briefing principles, a Plover-like core, and a dictionary of around 30,000 words and phrases, many of them one-strokers: This is Josiah Theory, a new write-short method. From the GitHub:

Josiah, a random stenographer/coder, had an insatiable appetite for briefs and methods of shortening writing within the plover Discord.

Concerned members of the community began questioning Josiah's sanity, and in 23/11/2022, Kaoffie unveiled the hidden meaning behind Josiah's name, "Josiah" stands for "Just one stroke it all hahahahaha"

To celebrate the 30,000 user.json entries added to Josiah's dictionary after 2 years of steno, Josiah_theory emerged, with the aspiration of becoming a living meme.

Josiah_theory attempts to combine the best parts of every theory as well as random ideas from the plover discord to make writing as short as possible especially for common phrases and words.

With this being said, some writing out ideas are shown and is highly recommended at times to avoid hesitation.

A book is currently being written by Prof to accompany this theory (not publicly available yet).

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

New Version of Plover2CAT

Discord user plants says:
Plover2CAT, the plugin attempting to make Plover a CAT, is now ver 2.0.0. Biggest new features are you can insert images, change the background color, and do multi-stroke search. The major changes are invisible, relating to how data is represented (see docs) but previous saved JSON transcripts will import (and get saved in the new format).

Head to to update!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Coding React TicTacToe with Steno!

Another steno coding video by the amazing Paul!!