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.
Posts tagged with "software":
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 ...
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 ...
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 Sept. 20, 2021, 7:51 a.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 June 18, 2021, 8:04 a.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 ...