Category Archives: psychology

The Mental Cork Board

A well-known technique for remembering arbitrary items through visual association is the method of loci (also known as “the journey method”): […] In this technique the subject memorizes the layout of some building, or the arrangement of shops on a street, or any geographical entity which is composed of a number of discrete loci. When […]

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Please, Ask Stupid Questions

Last week I read about Jeff Atwood having some database problems on his new site. Being a popular blogger, he soon had hundreds of comments, most of them telling him how elementary his problem was and how disappointed people were that someone of his skill and reputation did not know how to solve such a […]

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The Programming "High"

I recently read an interesting blog post asking “what’s the most fun you’ve ever had… programming?” After thinking about it for a while, I realized I wasn’t able to answer. Not because I don’t have fun programming, but because I have so much fun programming, I can’t easily single out one project as the one […]

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