[NOTE: This post was originally published on the old JoshNotes.com blog on August 28, 2010.]
I’m in London and got a chance to see the 2010 UK Open International Memory Championships. It was a great event. Continue reading UK Memory Championships in London 2010
[NOTE: This post was originally published on the old JoshNotes.com blog on March 14, 2010.]
I’m more than halfway done with reassigning images to numbers 00 to 999, and put the system to the test while memorizing some driving directions today.
I’m still stuck on one problem: how to break up large numbers into chunks of three digits, when some of the chunks begin with 0 or 00? I want each image to be made up of the same number of digits, otherwise I think it might be difficult to easily calculate something like "the digit in position #52 is a 6". Continue reading What is the Best Way to Chunk Digits when Memorizing Large Numbers?
[NOTE: This post was originally published in the old JoshNotes.com blog on May 18, 2010.]
Inserting a Drupal 6 view into a node or template file with PHP is easy. Just use the code below:
$viewName = 'the_name_of_my_view';
$display_id = 'block_1';
print views_embed_view($viewName, $display_id);
Continue reading How to Programmatically Insert a View into a Drupal 6 Node
[NOTE: this post was originally published in the old JoshNotes.com blog on March 15, 2010.]
Some thoughts on memorizing music with mnemonic techniques:
I haven’t tried any of these methods yet — they are just ideas at the moment.
One idea is to create images for each of the solfège syllables using chromatic variants: do, di, ra, re, ri
Images could be based on using the sounds of the syllables at the beginning of the image words. For example:
Continue reading Thoughts on Memorizing Music With Mnemonic Techniques
Here’s a quick recipe on how to make iced Vietnamese coffee. I’ve never been to Vietnam but this is an approximation based on what I’ve had a Vietnamese restaurants. The final product is going to look something like this and taste great:
(Caution: Be aware of what you are doing while making the coffee because it involves boiling water and metal parts both of which are going to be hot enough to burn during this process.)
Here is what you need to get started: Continue reading How to Make Vietnamese Coffee
A few more thoughts on memory:
[NOTE: This post was originally published on the old JoshNotes.com blog on March 11, 2010]
Continue reading More Thoughts on Memory Training
UPDATE: My new memory blog is at Mnemotechnics.org. —Josh
[This post was originally posted in the older JoshNotes.com blog on March 10, 2010.]
I’ve been studying memory techniques for about six or seven months. It began when I started reading a book called Mind Performance Hacks by Ron Hale-Evans. I dabbled with a couple of the techniques mentioned in the book, and was so amazed at how effective they were, I started to read everything I could about memory, including many books and CDs by Dominic O’Brien, Yates’ Art of Memory, Luria’s Mind of a Mnemonist, Buzan, Hancock, and anything I can get my hands on. Continue reading Trying to Learn the Ben System for Memorizing Cards and Numbers
[This post has been transferred from my other blog. It was originally published October 24, 2010.]
I created a few simple PHP scripts to help me with my memory training. I posted them on Github so that anyone can download them and modify them for their own use. Continue reading Memory Training Scripts
Some people think that the Bible says that marriage is only between one man and one woman. Here’s what the Bible actually says. I’ve typed out some of it below with a few edits: Continue reading What Does the Bible REALLY Say About Marriage?