That’s a challenge.
Just brainstorming here.
One idea is to use a kind of story-location hybrid method.
First build the location with a story, starting with the top left cloud:
- It's a rain cloud that is raining on a slate plateau.
- A flying saucer (or hockey puck) falls out of the bottom, hovers there, and then drops into a purple lake.
- Below the purple lake is the world's core.
- Below the core is a party area that requires VIP access.
Then move to the middle cloud:
- The middle cloud is raining directly into the purple lake.
- There is a flying saucer there that is already submerged in the lake.
Then move to the right cloud:
- It is shooting lightning at two slate plateaus above a blue ocean.
- Continue working down from there in the blue ocean (Internet edge).
I’d recommend sketching the story on paper, since that will also help it sink in.
Once you have memorized the story’s locations, then start attaching mnemonic images to each element of the story.
Example: 10.255.253.1 with my images would be: Otis Redding, a Nile boat, Naomi, and a candle. I have different images for numbers 0-9, 00-99, and 000-999, so the images tell me where the separators are, without needing to encode the separators.
The first flying saucer would encounter and interact with the images for 10.254.253.11 as soon as it entered the purple lake.
I think it will still take time, but that might make it easier, especially if you have a lot of them to remember. If what I’ve written doesn’t make sense, or if you would like more brainstormed ideas, let me know.