Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Improve Yourself”
Good Books I have Read in 2011: Perfect Gifts for Geeks!6 minutes read | 1124 words
Taken from Flickr In case you have not realised it yet, I’m a pretty prolific reader. Online reading (and having an iPad) have slowed down the number of books I read in a given year, and I don’t go to the lengths of my girlfriend (who is about to reach her goal of reading 102 books in this year,) I’m nevertheless a frequent reader. This year I’ve read several good books that I’d like to share with you, after all, if you are reading this probably our tastes overlap.
Working on the go with an iPad, a Bluetooth keyboard and a 6sync account7 minutes read | 1485 words
All hail Steve Jobs Inspired by a post by Mark O’Connor from Yield Thought (my frequent readers will have already read something from him from my link collections), I have been working remotely for a week. His set-up is an iPad 2, Apple wireless keyboard, the iSSH app and an account in Linode. My setup is similar, but I use an iPad 1 and 6sync for the VPS.
Building Your Memory Palace Collection7 minutes read | 1318 words
Picture courtesy of Shanidar Do you want to have very good memory? I do, in fact I’ve been interested in it since my school days. There are some techniques that exploit your brain’s natural power, and the one I’m covering here is the memory palace technique. I have already written about the memory palace memorisation technique (go and read the previous post if you don’t know what I’m talking about), but I did not cover a very important point there: Where can you find memory palaces to use in your memorisation?
Remembering Facts: Using Mental Associative Chains7 minutes read | 1347 words
An image can help your memory… For how long? This is a method I use to complement the memory palace technique to remember facts, either historical, about people or any other subject. It is pretty simple and follows the same principles as the memory palace: you need to make up bizarre images. To memorise facts we just need to attach keys to each fact, and link them to the subject or person we are considering.
Learn to Remember Everything: The Memory Palace Technique7 minutes read | 1295 words
Picture courtesy of Shanidar You can also browse the best books I have seen on memory techniques and related areas here. In this post I’ll teach you how to have perfect recall of lists of items. Length is not much of an issue, it can be your shopping list if 10 items or it can be a list with 50, 100 or even 1000. And in a forthcoming post I’ll show you how you how to apply this technique to learning new languages.