Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Talking to a Georgi with C [Steno Coding]

Paul says:
This is my attempt at creating a basic HID host program using C to talk to a Georgi stenographic keyboard.The coding parts were done with Plover stenography and UltiSnips vim snippets.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Aerick's Video on Lapwing Theory

I don't know Lapwing theory, and at this point (almost 20 years into steno with Plover theory, a semi-homebrewed but ultimately very standard, middle-of-the-road steno theory) I think it's unlikely that I'll be learning it myself, but I think Aerick makes some compelling points in its favor in this video, and I'd say if you're interested in new and potentially improved theories, it might be worth a watch!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Steno in the Spotlight

I confess I haven't yet gotten a chance to watch it, but this video has been blowing up the steno community online for the past day and change, so I thought it would make sense to post it here. Apparently it doesn't mention Open Steno per se, but the comments have already led a bunch of viewers to our Discord, so that's something!

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Javelin Provides Prefix Suggestions!

Wow, it's been a while since I've built Javelin firmware on one of my machines, but I really should. It's been improving steadily! From Tharelia on the Discord:

Javelin has gained the ability to provide prefix suggestions -- if you use a delete space command after a word, Javelin will show any suggestions for a prefix if it exists. Build a new full firmware to get this update. Screenshot of it in action:

image showing a screenshot of Javelin with prefix suggestions

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Fix for Missing Plugin Manager Bug

As explained in this GitHub issue, if you're having trouble accessing the Plover plugin manager, a quick uninstall/reinstall should fix the problem.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Beautiful Machines

A quick one tonight, since I just got back from taking my kid to a Broadway show for the first time and it's pretty late, but check out this lovely tableau of hobbyist machines posted by Plover Discord member TKAOEUS (aka Dice) in the Hardware Showcase channel. What a fantastic collection! Can anyone name them all?
various hobbyist steno machines arranged in a tableau

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Kickstarter for the $50 Asterisk Keyboard!

The Kickstarter for the new $50 Asterisk Steno Keyboard was funded in one day (and I'm pretty sure I was the first backer!), but there's still almost a month to pledge and get one of your own. It looks fantastic!!