Anki is a free, open-source flash card program. There is a lot of useful information scattered around Wikipedia and other websites that would make great flashcards, but it isn’t always easy to get that data into Anki.
I learned a way to extract table data from webpages, and realized that it could be used to make flashcards. I’ve recorded a screencast below and also written out the instructions underneath the video. 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.
I returned to San Francisco about a week ago and started working on Esperanto again. After my intensive German course I was too busy to work on German much. My job was in English. Since I’m no longer in Austria and will probably not use German much in the future, I’ve switched back to Esperanto. Read more
I wanted to share some of the software that I’ve been using for memory training. I have an Android phone (Galaxy Note) and am currently running Windows 7, so my list will reflect that. Feel free to leave suggestions for other software and other platforms in the comments below.
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Since I’ve just moved to Austria, and I don’t speak any German, the company that I work for is sending me to a German language course in the evenings. It will be
15 12 hours per week in class plus homework. [Edit: I found out that the course is only four days per week, so 12 hours and not 15.] Read more