Achievement Unlocked

I just wrote out the last new theory lesson for the fourth and final time. Go me! I’m a long way from reliable meeting notes, even not verbatim, but I’m pretty good at journalling with it. I’m probably 30-50 wpm depending on the vocabulary and how confident I need to be that I can read…

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Elven Prince

A short story I told at Open Mic this fall. It’s based on a story I read years ago, that I can’t find anymore, so I don’t know how much is plagiarized vs my own work. Elven Prince — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand The goal is readable for Simplified, but some DJS and Anni might have…

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Green Eggs and Ham

Someone issued a Dr Seuss challenge… Green Eggs and Ham — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand My goal is readable by Simplified. There’s probably some DJS and maybe a bit of Anni (only where it the Simplified version really annoys me). Comments welcome. If you can read it, then I’ll be able to read it years from…

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Another difficult pair: Prosecute and Persecute

They have similar but very distinct meanings, so context won’t help. The dictionary says PRSC and PRSECEUT — either outline would work equally well for either word. The official choice makes sense historically. Prosecute is a legal term, and would have been used much more often, so it got a brief form and persecute is…

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Challenge: All the Rules in a Few(ish) Sentences

The Reddit shorthand group (https://www.reddit.com/r/shorthand/ ) has all of the rules in Forkner in 8 sentences, from the textbook. (It’s somewhere on this site, too.) That’s a bit optimistic for Gregg, but it’s a neat challenge. Can we do it in one sentence per group of lessons? Maybe a very short paragraph. Bonus points if…

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Text to Speech Project — Help Needed

Many years ago (at least two computers) I wrote a program using Python and Cepstral (a TTS engine) to convert text to mp3 files. I made a good start at “recording” all of Simplified Functional Edition 2, but didn’t finish it, and planned to offer the service to anyone with text files. Then I found…

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