Enchiridion is a Late Latin term (derived from the Greek word ἐγχειρίδιον (enkheiridion)) referring to a small manual or handbook.
This blog will strive to become a personal guide to life in the spirit of the ancient Enchiridion by Epictetus. The form is completely different, but the purpose is the same - gather knowledge that may improve one's wellbeing by explaining the surrounding reality and serving useful advice. Most of the content presented here is not in any case original. Those are mainly notes written and collected when reading various books, blogs, forums and other more and less obscure corners of the internet.
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The whole backend of the website is written using the Django framework and PostgreSQL database. Being a weekend coder this means a lot of issues that may appear. If you notice anything strange and you know how to solve it, please let me know.
Besides the Django web framework which serves as a backend for the website, Python may be used when doing some quantitative analysis. It will be mostly done using pandas and bokeh libraries.
In addition to the usual blog posts, you can find here some software and Firefox extension recommendations. They are aimed at improving your productivity, life quality and allowing you to battle the omnipresent surveillance and data snooping.
Last Updated Feb. 28, 2021, 6:42 p.m. by Author
Below you can find a regularly updated list of Thunderbird extensions that are either essential or very useful when using the program.
Because the list is not very long, it is not divided into sections.
One advice for people eager to try new extensions - always check the extension's privacy ...
"If-" by Rudyard Kipling
Last Updated March 10, 2019, 3:41 p.m. by Author
"If—" is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, written circa 1895 as a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. It is a literary example of Victorian-era stoicism. The poem, first published in "Rewards and Fairies" (1910), is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet's son, John.
If you ...
Book Synopsis: "Mastering the Market Cycle" by Howard Marks
Last Updated March 9, 2019, 6:58 p.m. by Author
The book covered here is, as the title say, a layman's guide to the market cycles. I find the book a good introduction to market cycles for somebody who starts his adventure with investing and want to move the odds a little in his favour. For a seasoned investor ...
Book Synopsis: "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling
Last Updated March 4, 2019, 9:34 p.m. by Author
The book described in this post consists of ten chapters, each describing a different 'mind bias' that makes us susceptible to hold untrue opinions about the world. Throughout the book, the tries to tackle the common biases with some data and examples that contradict the so called common knowledge.
Book Synopsis: "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker
Last Updated Feb. 27, 2019, 6:18 p.m. by Author
The following post is the first one in a (hopefully) longer series of reviews and synopses of the books I have read and found worthy of putting some time and effort to extract the most important findings and gather them here.
The summary does not strive to be as comprehensive ...
Visual Studio Code Extensions
Last Updated March 27, 2019, 7:42 p.m. by Author
As you might have already noticed, VSCode (in a form of a FLOSS VSCodium build) is my favourite IDE. Some may argue that it is not a real IDE, but merely an advanced text editor. But in my opinion, after installing a number of extensions, it becomes almost a full ...