Articles in the Lifestyle category

Stoicism notes

Take responsibility for your life. Don’t needlessly complain. Experiment, question your assumptions, return to first principles if need arises. Have 90 degree days. Nonetheless, don’t take any of …

Be conscious of your movement vector

We are multi-dimensional beings. I speak of dimensions comprising our physical and psychological attributes, hobbies, interests, habits, humor, taste for 20th-century classicism, etc. The individual dimensions number too many to …

On constructive conversations

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a conversation and felt drained, while your face gradually acquires a more grim and intense shape?

There is a constructive and …

Decisions, trees and cycles

I’ve been having recurring conversations with myself on the merits of past decisions; not necessarily my decisions, but the decision making process and analysis in general. There is nothing …

Focus on the core, independent components

Suppose you have a challenge you need to address. See if you can identify the causality relationship from the root of the challenge to the goal. Represent it in the …

Plus one minus two rule

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I don’t recall where I drew inspiration for this rule, if any source in particular, or if I derived it on my own. However, in solidifying the mentality for …

Alternative Things

I want to compile a list of things or trends that either deviate from the mainstream, have long become antique, or spark my memory for a different reason. Why indulge …

How to become a Markovian revolutionary element

That is, how to avoid the Anchoring cognitive bias.

On Culture

Personal relationship with culture.

Lazy learning - how to manage with the minimal initial investment

The cultivation of certain abilities doesn’t require a great deal of investment, if any. You can often improvise with the little equipment already at your disposal to train just …

How to wield the Pareto principle to great efficiency

Personal strategy analysis by means of the Pareto principle.

Clever tactics to increase physical movement

I experiment much discontent with the notion of immobility. I dedicated years to on and off work/experimentation/hobby in applied (and some theoretical) computer science, mathematics, open source technologies …

Aesthetics

How do you incorporate the notion of aesthetics into your life? To what extent does it play a role in the choices you make?

I have placed significant emphasis around …

Hábitos

Reprogramación de los hábitos antiguos.

Overconsumption

Mindless overconsumption baffles me, being one of the provoking factors that drives me on a path towards a minimalist lifestyle. I don’t necessarily propose the drastic measure of eliminating …

Six years, no news

For approximately six years now, I have actively abstained from mainstream news, including that of political, economical, sport, and more surprising in my case, technological nature. The only exception involves …