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LIFESTYLE 3 WISE MONKEYS

LIFESTYLE3WISEMONKEYS

Brain Challenges

Brain Challenges

# . ..... BUT WHY CHALLENGE YOUR BRAIN ANYWAY ....read on

# If you research on the internet you will find much information that links Alzheimers / Dementia etc.. to brain shrinkage , especially with older adults , the brain actually shrinks if it is not challenged , the same as your arm muscles shrink if not used and challenged. ....... SO ..... challenge your brain and counter brain shrinkage the same as you would increase muscle size ....USE IT TO RETAIN IT ..... USE IT TO REGAIN IT ..... PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

# I have included below two website examples relative to Brain Shrinkage , with limited extract from each

EXTRACTED FROM THE ABOVE WEBSITE:-

Research suggests certain lifestyle and health factors are good for the brain, body and heart and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. It’s easier than you might think: Keeping your brain stimulated,

EXTRACTED FROM THE ABOVE WEBSITE:-

Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew

END OF EXTRACTS

BRAIN CHALLENGES

So what can we do to counteract our grey matter dissapearing into a black hole ........ try the brain challenges listed below ..... and ?? having your suggestions considered for entry on this page

( the challenges are not in any specific order , and appear simple , but cumulatively they offer a worthy brain challenge )

# Use your P.C. mouse with your " other hand "

# Write with your " other hand " ( so that another person can read it )

# Use your knife and fork reverse to usual ( not much of a challenge in reversing a drinking straw )

# Draw an object with your other hand , then draw the same object with your usual hand ..... compare the two

# Using your other hand then colour or shade in an object you have drawn

# Send a Text Message with your other hand

# WAITING FOR MORE SUGGESTIONS FROM YOU

# REMEMBERING SOMETHING YOU HAVE ALREADY LEARNED IS NOT AS BRAIN CHALLENGING AS LEARNING SOMETHING YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED BEFORE , FOR A SIMPLE TO APPLY AND YET VERY EFFECTIVE BRAIN CHALLENGE CONSIDER THIS WEBSITE PAGE " Learn Morse Code " 

Learn Morse Code

Morse Teaching Software Filename: ( FREE , SIMPLE , EASY TO USE )

-instal-teach4.exe-549 kB

LEFT CLICK ON instal-teach4.exe

WHEN YOU HAVE THE PROGRAM RUNNING MY SUGGESTIONS ARE:

1. Remove the TICK from : Show Quickscreen

2. Set Code Speed at 5 ( 5 words per minute , 5 w.p.m. is the equivalent of the word " paris " sent 5 times in 1 minute ) ( ignore the Farnsworth Speed )

3. Set the Audio Frequency to 600  

4. Copy and paste eeeeeeee into the nzart teach large blank window

5. Click on Send Text

6. Mr. Morse made learning morse code easy by using the shortest sound first for the most commonly used letter , which is "e" . how thoughtful of him .

e = .

i = ..

s = ...

h = ....

Copy and paste the following into the nzart teach window ( make sure the TICK is in Show Text):

eeeiiissshhheeeiiissshhheeeiiissshhheeeiiissshhh

( then click on Send Text )

7. Copy and paste the following into the nzart teach window ( make sure the TICK is in Show Text):

tttmmmoootttmmmoootttmmmoootttmmmooo

( then click on Send Text )

8. Copy and paste the following into the nzart teach window ( make sure the TICK is in Show Text):

is is is it it it set set set this this this his his his met met met some some some hot hot hot moth moth moth this this this test test test

( then click on Send Text ) 

9. Make your own series of words using the letters:

e , i , s , h , t , m , o ( for copying and pasting to nzart teach window )

NOTE: I WILL SOON BE SENDING YOU BLOCKS OF PRACTICE TEXTS .

I HAVE ( ON THE INTERNET ) USED THESE BLOCKS OF PRACTICE TEXTS IN THE PAST WHEN TEAMWORKING WITH OTHERS TO ENABLE THEM FAST PROGRESS FOR RECEIVING MORSE.

CW PRACTICE: LETTERS , then WORDS , then SENTENCES .

This sequence was designed for CWCOM , but is equally suitable for NZART TEACH program when copied and pasted into the NZART TEACH window .

THE MOST USED LETTERS ARE : E . I , S , H , T , M , O , A , , N and are the quickest and easiest to learn .. GOOD INITIAL PRACTICE IS TO RECEIVE THESE . ( TRY 5 wpm FOR A START ) , THEN PROGRESS TO WORDS CONTAINING THESE LETTERS .( ?? 7 wpm ?? ) .

MY SUGGESTION IS DO NOT LOOK AT THE CWCOM SCREEN WHEN LISTENING OR YOU WILL GET IT ALL SCREWED UP .

PART 1

PRACTICE LISTENING TO THESE AS SINGLE LETTERS IN THE ORDER AND SPACING AS FOLLOWS E I S H T M O A N . ( UNTIL COMPETENT ) , THEN PROGRESS TO THE FOLLOWING ADJACENT LETTERS

EISHTMOANEISHTMOANEISHTMOANEISHTMOAN

END PART 1

PART 2 ( CT MEANS " COMMENCE TRANSMISSION )

CT EASE EASE EASES EASES EAST EAST EATEN EATEN EATS EATS EATS IN IN INN INN INTENSE INTENSE INTENSE INTENT INTENT INTENTION INTENTION INTO INTO IS IS NOT NOT .

CT SAINTS SAME SANTA SASHES SAT SEAS SEATS SETS SETTES SHEETS SHAM SHAME SHE SHOOTS SHONE SMASHES SMITHS SHOES SMOOTHS SITES SOME STEAMS STEMS STOATS SINGS

CT HAMS HAS HATS HATS HEAT HEATS HENS HIMS HIS HITS HOME HOMES HOSE HOSTS

CT TAINTS TAMES TANIN TASTES TEAMS TEASES TEAMS TEENS TEETER TEETH TEN TENNIS THAN THAT THEM THEN THESE THIS THESE TIES TIMES TIMS TIN TOAST TOES TOMATOES TOOTH TOMS TON TONE TON TOOT TOTAL TOT 

CT MAINS MANS MAN MANTA MASSES MASTS MAT MATHS MEANS MEANT MEAT MEET MENTIONS MEN MET MINE MINT MISSED MISSIONS MOANS MOAT MONO MOONS MONTH MOAT MOTHS MOTTO

CT OAT OATS ON ONES ONTO

CT AM AMASS AMISS ANNE AN ANOINTS AND ASH ATOLL ATOM ATONE 

CT NAME NAMES NEAT NO NOSES NOISES NON NEAT NEST NINE NOUN NON NOON NOOSES

END PART 2

PART 3 PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES

CT AN ANT EATS ATOMS AMIDST THE ASHES AT TEATIME

CT ANTS EAT TOMS HAMS AT HIS HOME AS HENS EAT AT THE HENS HOME

CT ANTS IN MASSES EAT TOMS HOT HAMS AS THE INTENSE HENS HOME EASE INTO TEATIME

CT I MENTION THAT THE ANTS IN MASSES IN ONE MONTH ATE HATS AS HENS IN NESTS AT THE INN ATE THE MOST HAM IN ONE MONTH

CT THE HENS IN NESTS IN HEN HOMES MAKE MOST NOISE AT TEATIME AS NEAT TINS OF TEA MEAN IT IS TIME TO EAT IN MASSES

CT THE HENS IN MASSES IN NEAT NESTS IN HEN HOMES MAKE MOST NOISE AT TEATIME TO EAT OATS IN THE NEAT TINS

END PART 3

PART 4  

PRACTICE THE LETTER W

CT WANE WANT WE WEAN WENT WEST WHAT WHEAT WHOSE WHIM WHITE WIN WINE WONT WANT WOW

PRACTICE THE LETTER D

CT DANS DANES DAMES DASH DATE DENS DENTS DIMS DIMES DOES DON DOTE DOTS

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT DENNIS HAS HENS IN NESTS THAT NEED WEEDS WHEN HE IS HOME AND HE MAKES TIME TO DO IT

AS HE IS A HANDYMAN

PRACTICE THE LETTER G

CT GADS GASHES GAS GASSES GATE GAIT GEESE GEM GOAT GHOST GOLD GIN GNARLED GNOMES

GNU GOADS GOATS GOES GONE GOODNESS GOODS GOONYBIRD GOT GUNS GUTS GETS GNATS GORE 

PRACTICE THE LETTER U

CT UNDO UNDOES UNEASE UFO UNHAND UNIT UNITE UNITED UNSEAT UNTIED UNTO USES USED UTE

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT WHEN WE GO TO GET US SOME EGGS THEN NO GUESS IS NEEDED TO GO GET US SOME GOOD GEESE AND HENS EGGS TO EAT AT TEATIME WITH SOME TUNA

PRACTICE THE LETTER B

CT BAA BAD BAGS BAILED BAIT BAND BANNED BANGS BEAN BED BIG BIDS BINGO BITE BOAT BOBBED BOND BONED BOON BOUND BOWED BUG BUN BUNS BUSH BUSTED BUNGS BUT BUTTED

PRACTICE THE LETTER C

CT CAB CAN CAD CANE CAP CAPE CASH CAST CAT CEDE CENT CINEMA CITE COAT COAST COGS COST COMB COMING COMB CONGO COT COOT COUNT COST COW CUSHION CUSS CUSTOM CUTE CUTTING

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT BENS BROWN BEANS CAN BE BIGGER AND CAN BE BETTER BUT BUGS CAN EAT SOME AND BEN CAN TOO BUT WITHOUT BUGS ON BUT THE BUGS CANT STAND BEING IN THE WIND BECAUSE IT BUGS THEM

PRACTICE THE LETTER R

CT RACER RAG RARER RATTER REAPER REG RHINE RHINO RICE RICHER RIGGER RITE RIGHT ROAR ROGER ROOM ROSE ROTATOR ROUGE ROT ROWER RUG RUBBER RUSE RUST RUT

PRACTICE THE LETTER K

CT KATE KATH KEEN KEN KIM KIN KIND KING KISS KITE KRAIT KEENLY KINDNESS

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT RICKS RUGGED ROCKETS NEED ROOM TO WORK BUT WITHOUT HIM KEEP WRECKING THE MOTORS SO HE MUST WORK EACH WEEK WITH CARE TO KEEP THE MOTORS OK AND TO KEEP THE ROCKET RADIOS WORKING RIGHT

PRACTICE THE LETTER L

CT LAB LABELLER LACK LAIR LANE LARK LATER LEANER LEARNER LEEK LESSER LET LIBEL LIKE LINGER LOCK LONGER LOOK LOOM LORE LOSER LOT LOUDER LUKE LUCKIER LURE LURK

PRACTICE THE LETTER Y

CT YAK YAM YAP YOUR YEARLY YOLK YOKE YELLOW YES YEARN YOURS YUCKY YUMMY YANK

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT ANYWAY YOUR YEARLY LETTER IS TO BE LABELLED ONLY WITH MY LAST NAME IN ONE LONG LINE OR I MAY GET IT LATE OR LOSE IT ALTOGETHER 

PRACTICE LETTER F

CT FAB FAN FAN FAR FAIRLY FAST FATTY FAWN FAY FED FEET FELL FINELY FINGER FIVE FOOT FOUR FAME FRAME FREDDY FREELY FRY FULLY FUNNY FIRMLY FURRY FUSSY

PRACTICE THE LETTER P

CT PACK PAD PAL PAM PASS PAST PASTE PAT PAW PAY PEARS PECK PEDAL PET PEN PET PER PEST PEW PICK PIG PILL PIN PIP PIT POINT POORLY POURS PUB PUG PULLY PUN PUPPY PUTTY

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT FEEL FREE TO PUT THE PUTTY BY THE FIRST FOUR PAIRS OF PAINT POTS ON THE FLOOR FOR ANY PERSON TO FIND IT AND TO PICK IT UP AND FETCH IT TO ME FOR ME TO USE IT FASTER

PRACTICE THE LETTER J

CT JAB JACK JADE JAKE JAMJAR JANE JAW JEAN JENNY JEST JET JIB JOAN JOB JOE JOHN JOINTLY JOIST JOKE JOT JOUST JUNE JUSTLY JUSTIN JUT JUTE JAMES

PRACTICE THE LETTER Q

CT QUACK QUAIL QUERY QUEST QUESTION QUIBBLE QUICKLY QUEENLY QUIRK QUIETLY QUIT QUIET QUOTE

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT THE QUAILS HE QUICKLY AND QUIETLY QUOTED A JOKE THAT JOAN AND JUNE HAD JUST TOLD HIM AND THE JEST JUST ANSWERED THEIR QUERY

PRACTICE THE LETTER V

CT VACUUM VAN VAIN VANESSA VASE VAST VEST VAT VEER VEIL VENEER VENT VERY VESSEL VET VEXED VIEW VIXEN VOCAL VOID VOTE

PRACTICE THE LETTER X

CT XRAY XRAYS XRAYED XYLOPHONE XANADU XFACTOR EXTRA EXTREME TEXAS TEXT TAX VORTEX FOX FAX VEXED MAXIMUM MEXICO COAX HOAX EXCITE EXPECT EXPRESS

PRACTICE SENTENCE

CT THE TEXT ABOUT THE EXTRA VORTEX TAX ON VIXEN FOXES EXTREMELY VEXED THE VETS VERY MUCH SO THEY EXCITEDLY VOTED WITHOUT EXCEPTION TO VOICE THEIR VIEWS TO AVOID THE EXTRA TAX

PRACTICE THE LETTER Z

CT ZANY ZANIER ZAIRE ZEST ZAP ZAPS ZAPPED ZIP ZIPS ZIPPED ZOOM ZOOMS ZOOMED ZOO ZOOS ZEAL

PRACTICE SENTENCE ( ALL LETTERS )

CT THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG

CT THE TEXT ABOUT THE ZOO IN ZAIRE WITHOUT EXCEPTION MADE THE VETS IN NEW ZEALAND VERY VOCAL SO THEY VOTED TO SHOW THEIR EXCITEMENT BY QUICKLY POSTING THEM A LETTER OF SUPPORT TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS

END PART 4

PART 5 COMMONLY USED SYMBOLS

? ..- - ..

, - - .. - -

. .-.-.-

/ -..-.

NUMBERS

1 .- - - - 2 ..- - - 3 ...- - 4 ....- 5 .....

6 -.... 7 - - ... 8 - - -.. 9 - - - -. 0 - - - - -

SENDING MORSE CODE

WHY NOT USE A FREE INTERNET LIVE MORSE CODE PROGRAM CALLED CWCOM ,

(1) REFER TO PART 7 FOR DETAILS OF CWCOM

(2) USE A CHEAP PLASTIC KEYER , NICE , BUT LOCK IT DOWN SOMEHOW OR YOUR HAND WILL CHASE IT ALL OVER THE ROOM

(3) VISIT YOUR LOCAL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB , SOMEONE MAY EVEN GIVE YOU ONE

(4) USE CWCOM INBUILT KEYING BY EITHER THE MOUSE , KEYBOARD TYPING , KEYBOARD DOWN ARROW , OR USE A JOYSTICK

WITH SOME COMPUTERS THE PL2303 CONVERTOR (AS USED WITH MY HACKSAW BLADE KEYER ) WILL NOT WORK , SO I DEVISED A METHOD OF USING 2 MOUSE ( MICE ?? ) TO ALLOW ME TO KEY MORSE INTO CWCOM , ( SEE BELOW )

THE 3 PHOTOS SHOW HOW SIMPLE AND EASY IT IS 

PHOTO SHOWING 2 MOUSE BOTH CONNECTED TO USB P.C.

" KEYER MOUSE " WHITE

" ARROW MOUSE " BLACK , TO PLACE THE CURSOR ARROW ONTO THE CWCOM BLACK RECTANGLE , ( THEN LET GO OF MOUSE , THE ARROW REMAINS STEADY ON THE RECTANGLE )

PHOTO SHOWING THE KEYER MOUSE ( WHITE ) , WRISTS STEADY ON TABLE WITH 2 FINGERS FOR SENDING MORSE SOUND INTO CWCOM

PHOTO SHOWING " ARROW MOUSE " CURSOR ARROW FIXED STEADY ON THE CWCOM BLACK RECTANGLE

REQUIRED FOR MY KEYER MOUSE ( WHITE )

200mm X 70 mm X 10mm HARDWOOD BASE

4 PEA SIZE PIECES OF BLU-TACK

MY HOME BREW KEYER FOR CWCOM , 4 HACKSAW BLADES

REGARDLESS OF THE KEYER YOU USE MY SUGGESTION IS THAT YOU " SEND WITH THE HAND YOU DO NOT WRITE WITH " ( I SOON GOT ANNOYED WITH MOVING MY HAND BETWEEN THE KEY AND A PENCIL ) 

BETWEEN YOUR HOME BREW MORSE KEY AND YOUR COMPUTER USB PORT YOU WILL NEED AN ADAPTOR CALLED A " USB TO SERIAL CONVERTOR , PL2303 " .

I PURCHASED MINE FROM A LOCAL ELECTRONICS RETAIL STORE AND IT CAME IN A SEALED ENVELOPE COMPLETE WITH SMALL INSTALLATION DISC . ( MADE BY Prolific ) I HAVE FOUND THAT SOME COMPUTORS NEED THE DISC AND OTHERS DO NOT ( KEEP IT ANYWAY ) .

?? WEB SEARCH: USB TO SERIAL CONVERTOR PL2303

SEE PHOTO BELOW OF MY PL2303 PLACED BETWEEN THE KEY AND THE P.C. USB PORT

PART 7 CWCOM DETAILS

FREE CW / TEXT MESSAGE EXCHANGE , CWCOM IS FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS AND THOSE WHO ONLY WISH TO LOOK AND LISTEN .

CWCOM DOWNLOAD FROM : 

YOUR CWCOM CALL SIGN CAN BE ANYTHING SENSIBLE , IF OTHERS THINK YOU A WEIRDO YOU WILL NOT MAKE MANY CONTACTS

CWCOM CONFIGURATIONS SETTINGS ( GET THE MOST FROM THE BELLS & WHISTLES ) , TRY MY SUGGESTIONS FOR A START :

# MORSE:

INCOMING MORSE = SET AT 100%

# TRANSLATION = REMOVE THE TICK FROM Incoming Text

# SENDING: IF USING A KEYER = DOT in Manual , DOT in Looping Method

TRANSMIT : SET & LOCK , ( NOTE: IF YOUR SENDING SPEED IS DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE YOU SET & LOCKED THEN WHAT YOU SEND WILL NOT BE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE CWCOM WINDOW

# SOUND: IF NIL OR QUIET SOUND THEN TRY

Tx Pitch 805 ( Tx MEANS TRANSMIT MODE )

Rx PItch 825 ( Rx MEANS RECEIVE MODE )

TO TYPE TEXT ONTO CWCOM WINDOW : PLACE MOUSE CURSOR INTO CWCOM WINDOW AND START TYPING

CHANNEL 1000 IS THE DEFAULT ENTRY CHANNEL , BUT YOU HAVE 6000 WORKING CHANNELS TO CHOSE FROM

# MORSE MAIL = NOT NOW ACTIVE

FOR MORE CWCOM INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT 

( IF NECESSARY PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE ABOVE TO ACCESS THE BLOG )

FOR MORE MORSE RELATED INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT 

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