Category Archives: Weeknotes

Weeknote for 4/28/2024

Still behind, but I’m working on it! Learning 🤔 I started collecting memory palaces and names for representing numbers and continued exploring other mnemonic ideas. For palaces I started with my childhood home, which took me about an hour to … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/21/2024

This entry is a little late! But I’m picking up where I left off, and I aim to catch up on posts this week. Travel 😩 Sunday, the day after the wedding, I tried out my new instructions to myself … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/14/2024

Learning 🙂 I decided to start my memory training by learning a Person-Action-Object list for two-digit numbers based on the Dominic System. This is a popular way of memorizing numbers that balances speed of memorizing a number against the speed … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/7/2024

Learning 😌 I started indexing the lists of mnemonic substitutes in my new sources. I worked from Mnemonic Techniques by Hoff and Remember It! by Dellis. Early on I tried entering the lists themselves, but that took too much time … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/31/2024

Learning 🙂 Douglas Hoff recommends Nelson Dellis’s Remember It! as a first book on memory techniques, and I’d say it’s a good choice. My top choice is still Kenneth Higbee’s Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It. … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/24/2024

Learning 😎 Memory Techniques by Douglas Hoff is the book I’ll work through first when I’m designing my own system. I might not recommend it as a first book on memorizing, but it’s an intensive survey of the many techniques … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/17/2024

Learning 😎 Scott Young’s Ultralearning (TED talk) is setting the agenda for my learning project. The book is about how to learn a lot about a subject in a relatively short time, perfect for the kind of learning projects I … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/10/2024

Health 😌 My ulcerative colitis medicine arrived, and I started taking it again. There are a few loose ends to the insurance situation, but for now the crisis has passed, though I’m still processing the implications. In a couple of … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/3/2024

Life maintenance 😌 Last week sprang some good surprises, the biggest one being that my health insurance started covering my ulcerative colitis med again. Tuesday’s surprise was that my busy doctor had an opening the next day, so I scheduled … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 2/25/2024

Life maintenance 😬 My spring housekeeping was interrupted by a clash with the medical system. I’d learned a couple of weeks earlier that my health insurance had dropped coverage of my very expensive ulcerative colitis medication. The next week, the … Continue reading

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