Maybe practicing them on Vim itself helps, I must say that the language is wonderfully consistent and natural
How funny that we are both VIM enthusiasts. It is a small world after all.
What do you mean by far superior? For now, I just use SRS to remember dates, vim commands, everything I want to memorize … It works quite well, although I must admit I don’t have much for now
I go back and forth.
Both SRS and memory palaces are great.
Piort Wozniak (the creator of SuperMemo) believes that 200,000 flashcards are the lifetime limit for someone practicing SRS 1 hour a day. Wozniak believes the Memory Palaces do not allow you to learn enough information, as it is difficult exactly what part of the palace you are about to forget. You have to re-review too much material in order to build a truly massive palace. He is wrong. After I read the absolutely incredible book, “The Memory Code” by Llyne Kelly (Who I think is on this forum?) I realized Wozniak was in error.
It is clear that many pre-modern societies have surpassed Wozniak’s “hard limit” by using memory palaces.
(For example, Ānanda memorized all of the Buddha’s discourses - which comes out to about 6,000 pages of text).
I can see both SRS and memory palaces have the plusses and minuses. SRS is especially great for reviewing practice questions for an exam for example.
SRS has downsides:
1.) You are a slave to the app.
2.) You spend 90 percent of your time reviewing old material. This can become tedious. (Although, I guess memory palaces are the same).
3.) It is rare to develop much skill using mnemonics - you get in the habbit of only using rote and nothing else.
4.) Enumerations (i.e. memorizing a list of items) is horrible.
Observe the crazy lengths some go to try to memorize lists in Anki
It would be very easy to memorize this list in a memory palace. Instead of using Anki.
5.) The information really is slightly less stable.
That being said, I have decided to focus on Anki more. I am using it as a way to trick myself into exercising. It seems to be working. I just spend 2 hours at the gym pedaling away and reviewing Anki on my old iPad Mini.
When you say you review the palace Locis 1-250, you mean only the locis or also the things supposed to be remembered there ? For exemple, with Star Treck, you visualize only the images you’ve shown us or also the vim commands attached ?
Yes, I visualize the location in the palace. I then try to “see” the command and “see” my outrageous mnemonic. I previously did not think I could visualize anything.
is my person for S (Seska from Voyager (the WORST Star Trek) coming out of someone’s nose (% = a giant nose) and I forget the rest. But I remember the command and where it is in the palace.
I forget about 80% of the mnemonics in time, but remember the location (loci) and the important information (vim command in this case). I still have to review the palace fairly regularly.
I also associate music whenever possible.
For example, any command with ^ (first non-blank character) has Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” playing in the background when I get to that section of the palace.
Jeez, what a lame nerd I am.