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
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
I made a quick video that provides an introduction to memorizing numbers for beginners. The main purpose of the video is to introduce some common number memorization systems and explain the difference between image generation and image placement. Read more
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.
Here is a screenshot of the program: Read more
This is the history behind the development of the major system over the past few hundred years. I’ve also provided downloads of the original memory systems which are in the public domain. If you see a mistake below or have more information, please leave a comment. Also, visit the wiki page that is linked to at the bottom of this post.