Forgetting those 4-digit combinations

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Offline bndgboymilgil

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Forgetting those 4-digit combinations
« on: November 04, 2019, 03:55:29 PM »
I've seen a few postings here about people struggling to forget the combination, despite Kevin's best efforts to create interference.

My strategy is to fire up a blank spreadsheet and to transcribe the numbers from the screens Chastikey puts up into the spreadsheet as fast and as accurately as I can. What I've found is that remembering two 4-digit strings at the same time and typing them both in separately is quite effective. Sometimes I have to ask for two extensions, but I have reliably found that I cannot remember the combination - even when I think I can, trying it proves me wrong.

This leads me to wonder if the app could make use of this approach instead of displaying large volumes of 4-digit numbers. For example, after I hit the Next button I get two 4-digit strings, and then a keypad in which I have to enter the first as quickly as possible. Then I get shown a third 4-digit number and then a keypad in which to enter the second, and so on and so on - either for a fixed time, or maybe until speed and performance reach some target (12 combinations correct within one minute?).

The reason this would be so effective is that one has to work hard mentally in order to do this task and there is no spare capacity to accidentally repeat the original combination.

It would also be nice to be able to call up this interference task at any time, not just when creating a lock - so that I can fix things if my brain is telling me that I can still remember the combination.

It doesn't feel like this would be too hard to do, though it is, of course, a good deal harder to code than the current interference task.  But if you are having problems forgetting the short combinations, try my spreadsheet trick - it is very effective.

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Re: Forgetting those 4-digit combinations
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 09:24:09 AM »
I second the motion.

Is is akin to a trick I use to help recall trivia.  Often I will read I but if information silently and move on to something else.  I will have thought to myself that I have that piece of information, go on.  But a short time later it is hone from memory.  But if a say it out loud before going on the memory is retained.  The program makes use of this by causing us to go onto something else in displaying the numbers.  But the proposal goes a step farther causing the user to use the auditory system to transcribe the misleading information.

If you don't want to fire up a spreadsheet and type the random numbers at least try reading the random numbers out loud.  I don't think it will be as effective as typing them.  But I think it will be more effective.

Re: Forgetting those 4-digit combinations
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 07:03:49 AM »
I use a lock with letters instead of numbers and I created a chart to translate from the numbers the app gives me to letters required by my lock. In the translation process, I find it fairly difficult to remember either the original numbers or the letters on my lock.  8)


The lock I use. It's actually a "decent" word lock. (Avoid some of the other Word locks.)
https://www.masterlock.com/personal-use/product/643DASTWD

...and my translation chart for anyone who has a similar lock.

Side Note: the setting in the app to use letters instead of numbers is not compatible with this particular lock.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 07:08:17 AM by drbane »