Super Memo & Six Word Memoir
So, I’ve disappeared from the face of the internet for several days, no email, nothing. What have I been doing offline? SuperMemo! SuperMemo is a computer-aided learning program that allows you to review stuff you’ve learned as efficiently as possible, which efficiency maximizes the amount of stuff you have time to learn and remember. I discovered it last week via this article on Wired Magazine: Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm. I downloaded the freeware version, played around with it a little, made sure that I could use a Greek font, and then sprang for the latest version at SuperMemo.com.
|Good-bye flash cards! Actually, I’m a little sad to throw this box away. It’s been with me for years. It used to have the Greek alphabet lettered around the outside, but even Sharpie ink wears off eventually. Anyway, I’ve been spending the last few days typing all my Greek flash cards into SuperMemo. Before I could do that I had to learn how to greekify my keyboard. And I have to admit, SuperMemo’s user support files are not exactly SuperClear! Caveat emptor, but I’m really excited about the concept, and I’m willing to fiddle around with figuring out the idiosyncrasies of this software.
I just needed a little help from Zoe to fill in some of the blanks from my flash cards, mostly conjugating verbs I was unsure of. She sat and filled out the little cards, muttering, “I feel like I’m in high school, doing this! And couldn’t you have found something smaller to write on?”
Six Word Memoir
Next! My friend Ivy at Kopiaste has tagged me for this meme. Hey, Ivy, this is my first tag ever! (Hmmm…should I enter the date in SuperMemo so that I always remember it? Such are the questions that occupy me these days.)
The idea is to characterize myself in six words. So, here are six words:
And then, I gather, one tags other bloggers for the same meme. I wasn’t given a numerical quota for the forward tags, so I’ll just pick a few food bloggers I really enjoy without concern for the number. Uh….
PS For the Greek bloggers out there – now that I’ve got my keyboard set up for Greek, if you get misspelled comments in Greek that make no sense, it’s me!