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.
Weight Tracker and Calorie Analysis
Last Updated Feb. 25, 2019, 7:09 p.m. by Author
Attached to this post you will find a spreadsheet that allows you to track your weight on a weekly basis (it is possible to adjust it to a whatever basis, but it is recommended to track your weight on a weekly basis) together with some additional features.
The spreadsheet is ...
"Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
Last Updated Feb. 13, 2019, 6:16 p.m. by Author
"Invictus" is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). It was written in 1875 and published in 1888 in his first volume of poems, Book of Verses, in the section Life and Death (Echoes).
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the ...
Last Updated Aug. 20, 2021, 10:26 a.m. by Author
The post below contains a curated and regularly updated list of recommended mobile apps.
Last Updated Dec. 1, 2021, 4:37 p.m. by Author
The post below contains a curated and regularly updated list of recommended apps for the desktop users (Windows & Linux).
All of the apps listed here are open source and free as in freedom.
If are looking for an alternative to one of the apps you are currently using, you ...
Last Updated Dec. 13, 2021, 12:34 p.m. by Author
Below you can find an extensive and regularly updated list of Firefox extensions that are either essential or very useful when browsing the web. I have divided them in a few groups, to allow better navigation and selection according to your needs.
One advice for people eager to try new ...