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What’s the Difference Between Life Before and After Fluency?

January 25, 2014

Before fluency: Play music Skim books Do SRS reps Hear and understand more than you speak Read more than you write After fluency: Play music Skim books Do SRS reps Hear and understand more than you speak Read more than you write Also, enlightenment .

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Surusu Add to Reading List Bookmarklet

January 23, 2014

Works similarly to this guy. The basic idea is to do something similar to what the now-defunct SiteToPhone used to do, but with less fuss and less bureaucracy. +ATRL javascript:var%20d=document;var%20tx=(d.selection?d.selection.createRange().text:d.getSelection());var%20url=encodeURIComponent(d.location.href);var%20title=encodeURIComponent(d.title);''+encodeURIComponent(tx)+'&back='+title+'&source='+url).document;

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Why Are Third-Rate Ideas Better Than First-Rate Ideas?

January 20, 2014

“Quick and dirty wins the race. Perfection is the enemy of done. Good enough is really effin’ good.” Andrea Scher “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers...

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What If RTK Isn’t Working For Me? Early Cut-Off Kanji

January 15, 2014

So, usually, I give abstract advice, because: It lasts longer, and You need it more But it’s certainly not all you need. I can cook, spice and feed you sentence packs. I can give you the raw frozen fish of how to learn a language, or I can give you the fishing technique of how to become the kind...

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Quantity Time is Quality Time

January 10, 2014

An adult isn’t just a big cell. A big zygote. Adding small, imperceptible changes (at the time) produces a big change at the end. Who you are now is not who you will be; who you are now is not even like who you will be; you will be a completely different person in ten years; most of your...

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The One Where Richard Dawkins Taught Me About Cooking And Learning Languages

January 5, 2014

Growing up, mother was tight-fisted like an immigrant. We never went out to eat. Not even ice-cream; it was always “I’ll get you a whole tub at home!”. Not even the movies; it was always: “man up, it’ll be on TV in like two years”. And we all know how two years is literally like twenty years when you’re...

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