Fediverse, how do you keep track of what you read?
I've been obsessed with reading lately. Not just the act of reading but retaining what I've read. I know there are concepts and tools like "a commonplace book" (basically a personal collection of knowledge and quotes), flash cards, spreadsheets, Goodreads, etc etc. I never seem to stick with any of them.
@Rovine I think retention is a wholly personal experience. Some are visual, some auditory, some spoken learners. But besides that there are subtle details that are important.
What I can say is this one universal fact, learning is **all** about association. Memeorization as a pure practice is a failed practice, if you are doing it, stop. Instead try to take the things you want to memorize and thing about how it associates with other things, even if those things arent important. For example think about how a word might sound like some other word, and what those words have in common, or other things. Just anything that creates arbitrary associations in your brain.
@freemo That explains my struggle with programming at the moment.
It's probably a really difficult scenario because much of programming is abstraction...
@Rovine I've been codigng for almost 3 decades now. HTML and CSS wew some of the earliest things i learned, I use them almost every day as a coder.... I still need to relearn things from time to time even with something as simple as html...
Its ok its normal
Need to update them, and the slides themselves tell very little, but here they are if interested. https://slides.com/wolfpaw/power-of-css/
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