[Edit: Divia posted this one above, while I was composing this comment: http://divia.posterous.com/less-wrong-sequences-as-tab-delimited-text-file ]

Unless Divia has something better, here's a rough export to Mnemosyne:

LW Sequences .mem Deck: lw-sequences.mem

LW Sequences cards in a tab-delimited file: lw-sequences.txt

Couldn't figure out how to preserve the tags. AFAICT, Mnemosyne doesn't support importing them at present.

(Psst, Zach, maybe I should've told you this earlier, but I switched over to Anki! It was a little bit painful, since I had to abandon learning info on 600 or so cards, but Anki is just that good that I'm not sorry at all. I encourage you to continue to use what you're comfortable with and will actually learn with, but it's worth watching the Anki vids! Among other things, Anki natively supports syncing across computers, and it's possible to access the decks you've synced online via a web browser... Just sayin'.)

LW Sequences .mem Deck: lw-sequences.mem

Mnemosyne's XML is strongly suggested, I think. For example, .mem (Python pickle format) will be going away in Mnemosyne 2.0 in favor of an SQLite database.

Couldn't figure out how to preserve the tags. AFAICT, Mnemosyne doesn't support importing them at present.

Treat tags as categories? Unless you really do have cards with multiple tags. Or wait for Mnemosyne 2.0, which loosens the categories into tags.

0Zachary_Kurtz9yI just downloaded Mnemosyne yesterday, so its not too late to test both softwares.

Spaced Repetition Database for A Human's Guide to Words

by divia 1 min read10th Jan 201136 comments


Followup to: Spaced Repetition Database for Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions

I've updated my Anki database for the Less Wrong Sequences to include cards from A Human's Guide to Words. I've been trying to put less information on each card, and I relied on cloze deletion more for the newer ones.  Feedback is much appreciated. You can download them by opening up Anki, going to Download > Shared Deck and searching for Less Wrong Sequences.

I probably erred on the side of making way too many cards, but it seemed really important to me to internalize this stuff, since I think it has quite a lot of practical value. I can tell learning this deck has improved the quality of my thinking and my conversations with people because I'm better at noticing when I'm making one of the 37 mistakes and changing my course. I hope other people find it useful too!