Category Archives: Learning

Weeknote for 9/6/2020

Productivity 🤔 It’s time for some changes. My motivation has been waning lately. Last week I couldn’t summon the drive even to make a time block schedule, let alone follow it. And despite the importance of my math project, I … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 8/16/2020

Health 🤔 My immune-suppressing prednisone level is low, but I’m still avoiding indoor crowds. This is mostly to avoid possibly delaying my ulcerative colitis treatments at the hospital, which would happen if I exposed myself to known or suspected cases … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/10/2020

Text-to-speech 🙂 A few weeks ago when I included an audio version of my post, I had a couple of (off-blog) comments about the unexciting tone of the text-to-speech voice Noah, and though I had sampled far blander voices, I … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 5/3/2020

Learning 😎 For my project to create a first draft of a dictionary of mnemonic substitute words, I finished setting up the TransPhoner software and tinkered with it enough to see that parts of it will be useful. This week … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 4/26/2020

Text-to-speech Even though I’ve now subscribed to Play.ht, it seems I’ve already exhausted my quota of words, so this week’s audio will sadly have to wait. In the meantime, if you use Chrome, try the Pericles extension. Learning After carefully … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/22/2020

Learning 🙂 I had the notion that Josh Kaufman’s book The First 20 Hours would help me plan my projects, since many of them are about learning new skills, so I listened to that early in the week with the … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/8/2020

Learning 🙂 Last week I (1) reread a lot of William Atkinson’s anti-mnemonics book, (2) filled out my list of mnemonic devices, (3) listed over 30 memory palaces I could use from my life, (4) got a handle on the … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 3/1/2020

Learning 😎 Last week officially started my learning project, and I dashed out the plan and started the work, since I was so excited about it. The project’s purpose is to set up a learning system to experiment with, and … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 2/23/2020

Sleep 🙂 After my degraded time management the week before, I had some success getting to bed earlier last week by using a Pomodoro timer to break up my work at the computer, which kept me from losing track of … Continue reading

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Weeknote for 2/16/2020

Conceptual modeling 😐 I got through another two-and-a-half chapters and tweaked my note-taking method to take about half the time, at least in my very limited experiment. Instead of doing all my highlighting in one reading before taking notes, in … Continue reading

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