It's annoying to hear people complaining about their "bad" memory if they ever forget even one thing. Having a bad memory (but not yet competing with goldfish!) myself I'm kind of puzzled why people think they have to remember everything and if they don't, then whine how bad their memory is. While it's completely normal to forget something every now and then, it's completely different to have bad memory for real. Specially if it comes early. It's really PITA to re-learn things again and sometimes it's even worse! Like when someting you used to know well seems to be completely alien thing and you can't even grasp the basics of it. Luckily I keep good notes. The downside is, Note Trolls (see "Sock Trolls") keep hiding my notes. For example, I have a problem in form of "router can't find network printer". Previously I had no problem with networking related things - "Who needs subnet calculator or other gizmos?". Now I can't even seem to grasp the basic idea. After reading n+1 "easy networking" and "networking for dummies" sites I'm nowhere nearer to understanding and nothing seems familiar. Same thing goes for optimizing network connections. Before changing router I had 100Mbps LAN and it's now 1Gbps one. One should expect to see transfer rates going way up, but speeds are same or even worse. No amount of tinkering seems to help. Tinkering it is, because I've completely forgotten previously well known things and I don't see any progression about re-learning them. So, next time you think you have bad memory, stop right there. You're the lucky one and most likely there's nothing wrong with your memory!