I once measured my hyperfocal distances out on a piece of paper until I learned them... Not the distances, but what it is on the LENS focus scale since it was so far out of wack.
For example, if the hyperfocal distance was 4' at f/5.6, I put a target a little farther then that away from the camera (just to be sure, let's say 5') and used live view to focus to get maximum sharpness while the lens was wide open. Noted where that point was on the focus scale. I repeated this for f/4, f/8 and f/11.
This way, if I wanted to shoot my hyperfocal distance at f/4, I had it... I would put the lens where I tested it at and stopped the lens down.
Usually though, I kept it at f/8 and 1m for ease of use. This was only my first copy though... My second one I had was quite different and the f/8 and 1m thing did not work and I had different points on the focus scale.