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I've been a software engineer for 15 years. Being able to program and design systems is all about recognizing patterns. You learn the fundamentals in school and then you apply the same fundamentals to similar problems. So, what you need to do is start to recognize the patterns. You need to think synthetically, stitching together the bits and pieces you learn ...


I would suggest you look at OneNote. It is easy to use, accepts handwriting and is available across all devices. I use it for web clipping, notes, writing, planning, etc, It is like my auxiliary brain. And I can access it from anywhere by smart phone, tablet or computer.


There's two schools of thought in organising music in my experience: song-focused and album-focused. Song-focused is based on the songs themselves, so the only necessary data is the artist and the song title. If you have a small collection of various songs that are unrelated to each other, or you just listen to popular stuff from the radio, the easiest ...


Try SuperMemo! The premise behind it is that there is an optimal period of time to wait before refreshing your memory on a topic for best long term retention, and there is individual variation on this. The Supermemo app learns what your curve is over time, and tells you when to resurface topics/words/notes. Crazy at it sounds, a lot of people swear by ...


The first step is; don't depend on any external things! Some may take me wrong and yes, in some parts I'm. But just think; did you try to memorize your favorite songs or music or movie parts or a short lecture from your favorite professor? I don't think so. When you like a thing most, you tend to put your whole concentration there and your subconscious mind ...


You might be looking for Sortd It makes you organize your Gmail into a Trello type board. I tried for drafts and it works fine too. Overall, it looks promising.


I highly recommend the Bullet journal system for analogical note-taking and TiddlyWiki for digital note-taking. Enjoy!


I hear you ;) A few tips from an ex-learning-idiot: Mind maps - regardless of the type of information. Reading words and extensive notes takes too much time. The same thing goes with TAKING these notes. Revising from mind maps is much much quicker. As many drawings and colours as possible, as few words as possible. Mnemonics - ridiculous associations, ...

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