2021-07-12 Emacs news

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2021-07-05 Emacs news

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Weekly review: Week ending June 25, 2021

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  • Household:
    • I placed black mulch and moved some of the strawberries to the ground.
    • We canned cherries in syrup and we also made chutney.
    • I rubbed lots of aphids from the petunias.
    • I made a splash skirt and a splash gown for A-.
    • I made bike streamers for A- using foil gift wrap. She liked them a lot.
    • We moved the cabinets upstairs.
  • Steno:
    • I tried to add current stroke display to Emacs, but I can't figure out how to deal with ligatures. I did get clippy to save to a file and to show Spectra, though.
    • I described my Emacs setup.
  • Other:
    • I figured out how to add images to my blog posts in Eleventy.
    • I learned more about using jq to filter through the dictionary.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Unpaid work 4.7 11.1 6.4 18.6 10.7
A- 40.0 41.6 1.6 69.9 2.7
Business 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 1.0
Discretionary - Play 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1
Discretionary - Productive 11.3 10.5 -0.8 17.7 -1.3
Sleep 32.5 31.5 -0.9 53.0 -1.6
Personal 7.8 4.5 -3.2 7.6 -5.4
Discretionary - Family 3.6 0.0 -3.6 0.0 -6.1
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2021-06-28 Emacs news

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Emacs steno interface so far

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2021-06-28: Added completion with stroke info.

So here's what I have so far:

  • a stroke log (using plover-websocket)
  • Clippy suggestions (using inotify to watch clippy.txt)
  • a scratch pad that I can quickly add the Clippy suggestions to

    Screenshot_20210623_005114.png

    Figure 1: stroke log, suggestions, scratch pad

  • cheatsheets that pop up with a stroke and pass the next keystroke through so that I can just keep typing

    Screenshot_20210623_005824.png

    Figure 2: Emily's modifiers cheatsheet

  • frequency-sorted word completion with stroke information

    Screenshot_20210628_020933.png

    Figure 3: This should make fingerspelling easier.

  • briefing with Briefpedia suggestions, conflicts, and alternatives for the conflicting entry.

    Screenshot_20210623_010154.png

    Figure 4: briefing

  • steno practice that runs off Org tables or word lists, displays hints, and doesn't require me to star out misstrokes (although I can if I want)

    Screenshot_20210623_010517.png

    Figure 5: suggestions, phrases

    Screenshot_20210623_010825.png

    Figure 6: Afterwards, there's a simple review list that includes the entry before the misstroked one.

  • word-based commands

    Screenshot_20210623_014231.png

    Figure 7: I can use friendly names and a custom order for commands, still be able to access all the other commands by name, and have a specific action handle input that doesn't match any of the completions.

  • defining briefs from Org Mode tables
  • automatically toggling dictionaries for types of prompts (ex: reading outlines)
  • automatically toggling modes and removing extra dashes/spaces for things like defining a function
  • outlines for toggling Emacs (raising or lowering the window) and other matching windows
  • and a plugin that allows dictionary entries such as:
    • {plover:emacs_mx:my/plover-brief-with-check}
    • {plover:emacs_key:M-RET}
    • {plover:emacsclient_current:(my/org-edit-special-dwim)}

It probably won't work for other people yet, but maybe I can play around with ideas and we can try to get some working on other people's computers. Some of the code is in the Plover section of my config (https://sachachua.com/dotemacs#plover), if you want to explore!

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Weekly review: Week ending June 18, 2021

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  • Steno:
    • I added Clippy output to Emacs so that I can get better at writing.
    • I added a Plover stroke log to Emacs and tweaked my briefing workflow.
    • I started trying to edit subtitles with my hilariously slow stenoing speed :) I think I did three minutes in the last hour. Granted, most of that was taken up by tinkering on an interface for editing subtitles with stenoable commands like "delete …".
  • Gardening:
    • We went to the garden store and bought mulch.
    • It's a good thing I checked the dwarf cherry tomatoes. A few of them were already ripe.
    • I swapped seedlings with a neighbour.
    • I trimmed the tips of the peppers so that they can grow bushier.
  • Sewing:
    • I ordered some fabric so that I can sew dresses and a swim skirt.
    • I took my sewing to the playground and did a few stitches while waiting for A- to be done with the splash pad.
    • I was a little frustrated because the glove I had been hand-sewing was a little too small for A-. I cheered myself up by sewing myself a glove using a simpler construction method.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary - Productive 6.7 11.3 4.6 18.9 7.7
Discretionary - Family 0.0 3.6 3.6 6.1 6.1
Sleep 31.0 32.5 1.5 54.6 2.6
Personal 7.0 7.8 0.8 13.1 1.4
Discretionary - Play 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
Discretionary - Social 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.3
Business 2.3 0.0 -2.3 0.0 -3.9
A- 43.6 40.0 -3.6 67.2 -6.0
Unpaid work 9.3 4.7 -4.5 7.9 -7.6
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2021-06-21 Emacs news

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