Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Item Regularity

Here is my present system of regular item adding (And it seems to be working well):

Every full moon I must have 1,000 more items than the previous full moon. Since each full moon is about 30 days apart, I must create between 30-35 new flashcards a day (A reasonable amount).

This creates a simple, unchangeable deadline. And because there are no tests to cram for, the deadline is not as scary as a "finals week" deadline might be.

So each time the full moon comes around, it is a constant reminder that I am 1,000 items richer.

(Photo credit: countryfydgirl from Flickr)

32,000 Items, Yay!

A couple of days ago I just reached 32,000 flashcards. Yay!

(Photo credit: Jeff Belmonte from Flickr)

Hello and welcome

Hello. I am an enthusiastic user of Supermemo, an absurdly powerful flashcard program. It operates on the principle that the best time to review something is just before you forget it. Supermemo calculates when you are going to forget, and using a grading system (0-5) you tell it how accurate it is at predicting your memory patterns.

The user of Supermemo can therefore selectively learn as much as possible in the shortest period of time. Since learning about the potential of Supermemo, I have no choice but to use it as much as possible before I die or my country's infrastructure makes it so that I can no longer use a computer. Either way, I'm in for a great deal of learning for the foreseeable future.

People like talking about stuff that they like, but since most of my friends don't use or care about Supermemo, I run into an obvious wall. But I believe that articulating my thoughts about this lifestyle would benefit myself and others going down this same path.

(Photo credit: Ozyman from Flickr)