How to Memorize Pi

Today is Pi Day: March 14, 2016, or 3/14/16 as written in the US. (The first digits of pi are 3.14159, which can be rounded to 3.1416.) In this post I’ll show you an easy way to memorize as many digits of pi as you would like. It’s the same technique that is used by people who memorize many thousands of digits of pi. Read more

Brainstorming a Full 10,000-image Mnemonic System

This post is a brainstorm about how a 10,000-image mnemonic system might look. I’ve created a script that displays all of the assignments. (The link is below.) It’s based on my existing systems, so it wouldn’t be difficult to expand, except for the unimaginable time commitment of creating and maintaining 10,000+ images — something that I will likely never have time for. I built the script on request, and decided to post the explanation here in the blog. Read more

Esperanto: “The Secret of a Wonderful Memory”

Yesterday, I went to the local Esperanto meeting for the San Francisco Bay Area Esperanto group. It was at the headquarters of Esperanto USA. A large section of the office was dedicated to storing books and other Esperanto merchandise that they ship from their online store. It was really nice to see that many Esperanto books in one place.

I bought some of the products and was surprised that one of the magazines had an article about the Major System — in Esperanto! Read more