John D wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 am
An interesting second aside. I am not much of a speller. Apparently there are many people who actually see words in their head and they are somehow spelled correctly in their head. WTF! The only way I see a word spelled correctly in my mind is if I picture the words on a sign (like a stop sign... haha). My exchange student from Denmark could see a new English word one time, look up the definition, and then have it committed to memory for ever. WTF! That is like a superpower if you ask me. (but.... she could never... in a million years... draw a bicycle).
Hmmmm ... I do not "see" words in my head. What happen with me is I read words by their "shape" and I guess that is as close as I get to that but apparently it means I read a lot faster than most people. But see words in ma haid? Nope. Nyet. Non. And I suck at spelling.
What I do (used to) see in my head are control blocks, bit blocks, registers etc. Mind I do not know if that is still the case. It has been years now so I have probably forgotten by now. Similar to what happened when it was no longer necessary to read hollerith code.hollerith
However, I see math related problems in my head. That is I "see" the answer or I do not (and have to work it out).
Once I had a psychologist tell me that I came across as arrogant because I would put skip easier problems and then do the harder ones above. Then skip a bunch more and do the harder ones above it. I wound up with an "average" score typical for supervisors in my current position.
What was happening of course was that if I did not see the answer immediately, then I would skip it and go on to the next one. Whereas apparently they wanted me to do one after another in sequence, till I ran out of time.
As for 3D? Not so good. It took me over an hour to assemble this:
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