Carlos Rodrigo

Algorithms

Algorithms

While hard to precisely define, an algorithm is generally an automated set of rules or… View Article

Agnosticism

The view that the truth values of certain claims-especially metaphysical and religious claims such as… View Article

Adaptation

Species tend to adapt to their surroundings in order to survive, given the combination of… View Article

Ad Hominem

Attacking your opponent’s character or personal traits in an attempt to undermine their argument. https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ad-hominem

Active Listening

Requires that the listener fully concentrates, understands, responds and then remembers what is being said…. View Article

Twitter Threads

Algunos de los hilos más interesantes que he leído en Twitter.

Podcast: Episodio 1

En este primer episodio introduzco la teoría de los Grandes Hombres de Thomas Carlyle. Esta teoría marca el sentido y objetivo de este podcast.

Podcast

Experimento con un podcast propio.

It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer. — Albert Einstein

Stock vs Flow

A stock is measured at one specific time. Flow is roughly analogous to rate or speed in this sense.

Noetics

Noetic sciences as «how beliefs, thoughts, and intentions affect the physical world»

Sólidos platónicos

Los sólidos platónicos, regulares o perfectos son poliedros convexos tal que todas sus caras son polígonos regulares iguales entre sí, y en que todos los ángulos sólidos son iguales.

Conjetura de Kepler

Esta conjetura afirma que si apilamos esferas iguales, la densidad máxima se alcanza con una apilamiento piramidal de caras centradas.

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. – Carl Sagan

Libros

Un listado de libros. Leídos, leyendo y por leer.

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. ― Dante Alighieri
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule. ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

This too shall pass

The sentiment which, amidst the perpetual change of human affairs, was most descriptive of their real tendency.

GPT3

GPT-3: generative pre-trained transformer 3

The Cobra Effect

There’s a famous story of British colonialists trying to reduce the snake population in India.

The Lucas Paradox

The Lucas paradox or the Lucas puzzle is the observation that capital does not flow from developed countries to developing countries.

Time

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
What matters most is whether one is extending one’s life or merely delaying one’s death. – Seneca

Web development

Best way to structure a website best speed of website SEO

XML

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a markup language similar to HTML.

The Red Queen Effect

The evolution-by-natural-selection model leads to something of an arms race among species competing for limited resources.

Polanyi’s paradox

Human beings understand intuitively how to perform but cannot verbalize the rules or procedures behind it.

Russell’s teapot

Russell’s teapot is an analogy, formulated by the philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), to illustrate that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon a person making unfalsifiable claims, rather than shifting the burden of disproof to others.

Ides of March

In modern times, the Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.

Work is of two kinds: 1. Altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relatively to other such matter. 2. Telling other people to do so. The first is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.» —Bertrand Russell
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller
I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: ‘Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.’ — Maya Angelou

Memex

Consider a future device, a sort of mechanized private library in which an individual stores… View Article

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of diseases. —Thomas Edison
Good days give happiness, bad days give experiences, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories. — Richard Feynman

DRY

Don’t repeat yourself

Civil inattention

Civil inattention is the process whereby strangers who are in close proximity demonstrate that they are aware of one another.

Onus probandi

Expresión latina del principio jurídico que señala quién está obligado a probar un determinado hecho ante los tribunales.

A Pale Blue Dot

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.

OKR

Objectives and key results (OKR) is a framework for defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes.

Brocards

A brocard is a legal maxim in Latin that is, in a strict sense, derived from traditional legal authorities, even from ancient Rome.

Monte Carlo simulation

Monte Carlo simulation is a computerized mathematical technique that allows people to account for risk in quantitative analysis and decision making.

Earth’s critical zone

The Critical Zone, surface and near-surface environment, sustains nearly all terrestrial life.

Attebytes

Concept for a unit that could be used in measuring and quantifying our brain’s activities.

VTOL

A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take off, and land vertically.

The Brier score

The Brier score is a proper score function that measures the accuracy of probabilistic predictions.

The backup rule of three

Here’s the rule of three. It’s a long time computer-person rule of thumb that you can apply to your life now. It’s also called the Backup 3-2-1 rule.

Allow

There is no controlling life.

The modern mind is overstimulated and the modern body is understimulated and overfed. Meditation, exercise, and fasting restore an ancient balance. – Naval Ravikant
Everything that civilisation has to offer is a product of human intelligence … Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. – Stephen Hawking
The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed. – William Gibson
Education isn’t something you can finish. – Isaac Asimov
Earth is the cradle of humanity & you can’t stay in the cradle forever. –… View Article
The dead outnumber the living 14 to 1, and we ignore the accumulated experience of… View Article
I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which have happened. – Mark Twain

Como grabar un podcast

Una breve guía sobre como grabar, publicar y distrubuir un podcast utilizando unicamente un telefono móvil.

I have to die. If it is now, well then I die now; if later, then now I will take my lunch, since the hour for lunch has arrived – and dying I will tend to later.
– Epictetus
Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardships of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die. For this reason, make life as a whole agreeable to yourself by banishing all worry about it.
– Seneca
Most geniuses—especially those who lead others—prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities.
– Andy Benoit
You could easily spot any Religion of Peace. Its extremist members would be extremely peaceful.
– Ricky Gervais
What society runs on is not reality. What society runs on is expectations of future reality.
– Aubrey de Grey
A powerful algorithm for happiness is to be wealthy but anonymous. – Scott Galloway
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
– Soren Kierkegaard

The Summer Day

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Navidad

Desde 2014, Mar y yo nos sacamos una foto navideña que enviamos a familia y amigos.

Sitios

Un listado de los sitios que he visitado.

Online tools

Un listado de las herramientas digitales que más uso.

Podcasts

Un listado de mis podcasts favoritos.

Películas

Un listado de mis películas favoritas.

Series

Un listado de mis series favoritas.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. – Stephen Hawking
There is no cloud – It’s just someone else’s computer.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. – Stephen Hawking
Happiness is a choice that you make and a skill that you develop. You choose to be happy, and then you work at it. It’s just like building muscles. — Naval Ravikant
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. – Winston Churchill
Your entire life runs on the software—the models—in your head. Why wouldn’t you obsess over optimizing it? — Tim Urban
Relax, no one else knows what they’re doing either. – Ricky Gervais
You get further in life by avoiding repeated stupidity than you do by striving for maximum intelligence. — Charlie Munger

Blogs

Un listado de los blogs que más leo.

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace. ― Randy Armstron
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. – Seneca
Good timber does not grow with ease: The stronger wind, the stronger trees; The further… View Article

Serenity Prayer

[…] grace to accept with serenity, the things that cannot be changed…

Extensiones

Un listado de las extensiones que utilizo en Google Chrome.

We’re up against ecological limits, not monetary shortages; we are constrained by a carbon budget not a federal one, and we need to remake our economy to reflect this reality. – Astra Taylor
It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. – Chuck Palahniuk
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Viktor E. Frankl

Shortness of Life

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. – Steve Jobs
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Equality of opportunity provides in a sense that all start the race of life at the same time. Equality of outcome attempts to ensure that everyone finishes at the same time. – LJM Cooray
No code has fewer bugs than no code. – Kevlin Henney
El problema con el mundo actual es que todo el mundo cree que tiene derecho a expresar sus opiniones y que los demás tenemos que escucharlo.[…]todos tenemos derecho a tener nuestra opinión, pero esa opinión puede ser ignorada e incluso ridiculizada, especialmente si es demostrablemente una tontería. – Brian Cox
When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. – Dr. Theodore Woodward
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him.

Conflicts

There have always been conflicts.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’ – Hunter S. Thompson
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. – Albert Einstein
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and a few to be chewed and digested. – Francis Bacon
Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel Paige
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry. – Winston Churchill
The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent. – Eisenhower
Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible. – Alan Turing
If you want to make a living flower, you don’t build it physically cell by cell. – Christopher Alexander
Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune. – Jim Rohn
The world we choose to build is the one we’ll inhabit. Technology empowers both the powerful and the powerless, and if we want a world with more liberty and less control, we’re going to have to fight for it. ― Edward Snowden
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right… View Article
Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity…The grave will supply plenty of time for silence. – Christopher Hitchens
Youth is wasted on the young. – George Bernard Shaw
We should do away with the notion that everybody has to earn a living.
The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different… View Article
People never leave a sinking ship until they see the lights of another ship approaching…. View Article
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly…. View Article
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.  – Albert Einstein

Wabi sabi

Wabi sabi is a Japanese design concept.

The lucky ones

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.

All things in moderation, including moderation. – Oscar Wilde (?)
This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing,… View Article

Purpose of life

The purpose of life is right in front of us: It’s to create a reality we want to inhabit .

Llama la atención que hasta ahora hemos utilizado principalmente nuestra mayor productividad para consumir más… View Article
Lo único que tiene valor es vivir una vida de forma sincera y correcta. Y… View Article
The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. – William Gibson
Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others. – Otto… View Article
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of… View Article
El fracaso es simplemente la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo, esta vez de forma más… View Article
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay
Nadie se ha convertido en pobre por dar a los demás. – Anne Frank
Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. – Dalai Lama
I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. –… View Article
A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he… View Article
The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use. –… View Article
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. – D.H. Lawrence

Invictus

Inspiring words from William Ernest Henley.

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen… View Article

If

How to become a man, by Rudyard Kipling.

Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who pause to consider the antithesis: that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable. – Primo Levi
Any advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke / Larry… View Article
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change… View Article
El peor enemigo del conocimiento no es la ignorancia, es la ilusión de conocimiento. –… View Article
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who… View Article
La primera regla de cualquier tecnología utilizada en una empresa es que la automatización aplicada… View Article
¿Por qué debería temer a la muerte? Si yo soy, la muerte no es. Si… View Article
Cuando dices SI a otros, asegúrate que no te dices NO a ti mismo. –… View Article
El universo tuvo un día sin un ayer. – Georges Lemaitre
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and… View Article

Success

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much…

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,… View Article
We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing…an actor, a writer…I… View Article
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change… View Article
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. – Adam Smith
To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men. – Ella… View Article
If we saw tomorrow’s newspaper today, tomorrow would never happen. – Kenneth Boulding
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which… View Article

Basic Rules

Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making… View Article

Kwangmyong

In North Korea there is no internet access as we know it in the rest of the world, there is Kwangmyong.

Valor y precio

Una de las distinciones más importantes que debemos tener muy presentes, es en mi opinión, la diferencia entre valor y precio.