Now on my tiny netbook, I can watch TV, interact with guests, eat supper, and change my glosses without getting lost. I have combined the input of verse in English, gloss, a query that tells me when the gloss does not occur exactly in the verse, a query that tells me where the significant word or English root in this gloss occurs elsewhere in the Psalter, and a query that tells me where I think the Hebrew stem occurs. It's all very clickable and compact - has to be because there is a very small amount of screen 'real estate'. The image below shows the problem with the gloss 'shine'. I don't use it very often, but I will have to find a way of distinguishing these three Hebrew verbs that have something to do with 'shine'.
The left panel below lets me
- pick a psalm,
- filter for glosses that are not in the text of the verse - these may be legitimate word order changes, or I may have changed the gloss and not the text
- filter for similar glosses I have used elsewhere in the Psalter
- update gloss, text, verse number, or root (my own numbering and transcription coding)
- see all the other verses where I think the Hebrew stem occurs
- see which things I have changed recently
- and compare two verses closely - this is particularly helpful for seeing differences in psalms that repeat but are not exactly the same
I have omitted most of the column headings to save space, the numbers are (upper left) position in the English text, or middle right (days since I have changed this verse). Some of them are very old. You can see the image on a wide screen or use the scroll bar at the bottom.