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Steven Youell

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Not sure how many people know this, but I've found this tool invaluable for testing myself on my stack. I did do a search and didn't find a reference.

http://www.stackview.com

It is an incredibly useful program that has many, many features. Nick Pudar is a great guy-- Harry's even published some of his stuff.

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Heard that Nick was hoping to do a complete rewrite of this and thus make it available on the Mac.  Know he has a busy career, so that may be on hold.

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I actually find it amazing-- he had no programming experience when he started and he's Fortune 500 Exec.

You know what he told me?  Basically he said he did it to exercise his mind.

Wow.

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I haven't heard of this before but I am definitely gonna check it out now. Thank you!
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Stackview is a great application for PCs.

If you want a free and easy to use Android app to practice any memorized deck, I have released version 1.8 of MemDeckpro. It's a standalone app (connectivity is not required), which has a lots of settings.
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If you want a free and easy to use Android app to practice any memorized deck, I have released version 1.8 of MemDeckpro. It's a standalone app (connectivity is not required), which has a lots of settings.


Hey thanks for that-- but I don't use smart phones ever since I found out they're smarter than me.
Heck-- it took my family years just to get me to carry ANY kind of phone.  Maybe someday someone could demo it for me!

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I may look into this as well.  I've long avoided any type of effect with a memorized stack.  My memory is nowhere near good enough for this kind of work, regardless of how easy the stack is.(Well, unless the values don't matter and the pattern is red, black, red, black)  Maybe I should read one of Harry's memory books.  Can't hurt....
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   Yeah, maybe.  Nothing personal, but I do have quite a bit of experience in this area (like about almost 80 years worth!) and over those decades I've learned that there are people who do not want to better their memories because - then they won't be able to complain about their bad memories!!
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Heck no, I actually need to get my memory better.  I forget so much my wife swears I have Alzheimer's or something.
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   So do something about it - before you forget!
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After years of studying and performing with cards, I have committed to memorizing a stack. It's not easy, but it's not that difficult either. In fact, it's no more challenging than learning the lyrics to a 32-bar Cole Porter tune.

The fact is, a mem-deck not only opens up the possibility of new ideas and effects, it has strengthened some of my standard material. Additionally, I have to believe that the exercise required is beneficial to overall brain health.

As for impromptu or borrowed deck scenarios, it takes only a few seconds of byplay to set up the stack (Lennart Green has so many terrific ideas and excuses for inspecting the deck)... AND I've never been more motivated to perfect my false shuffle and cut sequence.

I am delighted to see your contributions here, Steven Youell. Thank you and welcome aboard!
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   Yeah, maybe.  Nothing personal, but I do have quite a bit of experience in this area (like about almost 80 years worth!) and over those decades I've learned that there are people who do not want to better their memories because - then they won't be able to complain about their bad memories!!


This made me laugh so hard... It's true though
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StackView is a nice system!  I'd love to see it ported to the Mac and to Smartphones.

If you haven't checked out Nick's blog section on StackView, it is well worth your time!  He's got a ton of MemDeck material on it.


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And Pudar's binary marking system (described in his blog) is very nice.
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I've tried Stackview 5.0.2 on Windows 10 and the dialog boxes are partly unreadable. Anyone else seeing this?

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I've tried Stackview 5.0.2 on Windows 10 and the dialog boxes are partly unreadable. Anyone else seeing this?

Thanks,

Paul


I have not noticed any issues with it in W10
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I just started trying to memorize Mnemonica.  Thanks to Rudy telling me and showing me about Harry's system.  I've ordered Harry's book and can't wait for it to arrive!!!
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Harry Lorayne

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   Ordered it from me? If not, why not?
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Sorry Harry.  I looked on your site and I didn't see Miracle Math or The Complete Guide to Memory Mastery.
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Harry Lorayne

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    I have them both - not that I would have recommended the Memory Mastery thing.
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      PS:  Miracle Math has nothing to do with memory training.
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Which would you have recommended?  I got the Miracle Math to do the multiplication problems that you did on the Jaw Dropper Lecture.
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     That is NOT in Miracle Math - It's in Mathematical Wizardry - and that's listed at my site - harryloraynemagic.com.
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Harry, I just sent an email via your contact page on your website.
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      For the e-book?
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Yes.  That's the one!

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