Due to a huge amount of ongoing spam, I had to turn off user registrations again in the memory techniques wiki.
Sorry for the recent absence from blog posting. Here is an update about my current situation: Read more
We hold live discussions about memory techniques on Google Plus Hangouts. The schedule can be found here.
To join our Google Plus meetups, login to Google+ and go to my Google+ Profile [expired link removed — Google+ was discontinued] at the scheduled times and you’ll be able to join the hangout. There is a limit of 10 attendees at a time, so be sure to arrive early. If it’s full, just wait a bit and someone may leave the discussion. Read more
This post was a quick tutorial on how to login to the IRC chat channels with a free program called Pidgin. Pidgin also lets you log in to several other chat services at the same time. (See the Pidgin website for a complete list.) Read more
It’s December 30th, 2011. I’ve just spent months finishing up my last work projects, shutting down my consulting business, and preparing to move to a different continent. It has been a lot more time-consuming than I expected.
Yesterday, I put a deck of cards in my pocket (which will not leave my pocket for the next year), and I realized that I’m not going to have time to get 2,652 card images into my brain in time for the first memory competitions of 2012.
I realized that my current 2-digit, 1-card system is fully functional, and that other competitors have reached Grand Master level with similar systems. My current system is good enough to accomplish my 2012 goals. Read more
I arrived in Europe a few days ago and spent some time in Vienna and Budapest. I’m so jetlagged that I’ve literally been passing out in the middle of conversations for the past few days and have trouble sleeping past 5:30am.
I wonder how memory athletes deal with jetlag when flying to competitions in places like China. Wikipedia says that it takes about one day to recover for each time zone crossed, and I think that is probably accurate. Read more
I posted about this in the forum, but also wanted to let blog subscribers know: there is now a Facebook page for Mnemotechnics.org! Read more
I’ve been traveling north and just reached Budapest. Tomorrow I’ll be in Slovakia for the Esperanto meeting.
I’ll catch up with the site soon, but will be busy with the Esperanto course for the next week. It the meantime, here is a photo from the Balkans, somewhere on the way from Skopje, Macedonia to Belgrade, Serbia: Read more
Sorry for the lack of blog posting recently. I’m working out my plans for the future, which is a time-consuming process.
I’m in the Cyclades at the moment and am looking online for a job. I’m going to close my current business down and work for another company. If anyone knows of any job availabilities in the memory field, please let me know.
Otherwise, I will take a regular, full-time job in the hostel industry that leaves me enough time in the day to train on memory. With my current business taking up 10 to 16 hours per day, I don’t have enough free time to seriously train.
If no job opportunities appear right away, I may go up to Albania or Macedonia for a few weeks. Read more