Archive for June, 2012

Learning to type again, in a new way

So, I’ve been interested in learning stenotype, which court stenographers use.

Turns out you can type it if you have a sufficiently fancy keyboard that lets you press bunches of keys at once. I have two gaming keyboards now that can do it

  • $60 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (newer and older ones are not as good in this way)
  • $100 Cooler Master Quick Fire Pro (mechanical switches, really liking this keyboard)

And the software “Plover”: http://stenoknight.com/wiki/Main_Page

So far I’m not making good progress learning, but here’s what I found.

Uhh, and read more on the wiki? I don’t know what’s next, I’m trying to find that out for myself. I don’t have a lot of time to spend on this but it’s an interesting non-code side project.

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