The wiki of Carlos Rodrigo

  • It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
    – Lena Horne

  • A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
    –Jackie Robinson

  • Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
    -Harper Lee

  • We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.
    –Warren Buffett

  • We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit. –Aristotle

  • Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
    –Abraham Lincoln

  • The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart

  • It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.

  • Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.
    –Margaret Thatcher

  • Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
    –Teddy Roosevelt

  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
    –Henry Ford

  • What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.
    –Mark Twain

  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
    –Helen Keller

  • What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
    –Henry David Thoreau

  • Okun’s law
  • Socratic method
  • Vincible and Invincible ignorance
  • Cistercian numerals
  • Art inspiration
  • Deco Inspiration
  • Equations
  • Pending
  • Vox populi, vox dei
  • Shakespearean fools
  • Telos
  • Life is toil
  • Innovation wheel
  • Aberdeen Philosophical Society
  • Acronyms
  • Aphorisms
  • Why I am not a Christian
  • The way to wealth
  • A history of Violence
  • 2025, If…
  • Misc
  • Barter disappears
  • Weighing machine
  • Directly responsible individual
  • The Intransigent Minority
  • The main functions of a democratic political system
  • Regla Chatham House
  • Power down ritual
  • Monty Hall Problem
  • Close borders and feudalism
  • Notes on renewables
  • Displaced harms and localized benefits
  • Wealth as desirable
  • Veil of ignorance
  • How to become a Full stack developer
  • Constellations
  • Pakistan’s name origin
  • Barbarian
  • Happiness
  • Skills
  • Mutually assured destruction (MAD)
  • Hostis generis humani
  • Internet’s submarine cables
  • Disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies (An itch for disputation is the incurable disease of the church)

  • Pascal’s wager
  • Ubi bene ibi patria (Where it feels good, is where home is)

  • Quotes by Seneca the Younger
  • Quotes by Epictetus
  • Quotes by Diogenes of Sinope
  • Connectome
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world. – Noam Chomsky

  • 20 rules for investing
  • It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. – Epictetus

  • We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest. – Warren Buffett

  • We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

  • Georgia Guidestones
  • Rules for Being Human by Cherie Carter Scott
  • Three laws of politics
  • Prinicipios y reglas de vida
  • Algorithms
  • Algernon’s Law
  • Algebraic Equivalence
  • Agnosticism
  • Affective forecasting
  • Adaptation
  • Ad Hominem
  • Active Listening
  • Activation Energy
  • Conversation starters
  • Notes on 12 Lessons of History
  • It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer. — Albert Einstein

  • Stock vs Flow
  • Noetics
  • Sólidos platónicos
  • El centro ideológico no existe
  • Conjetura de Kepler
  • The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself. – Carl Sagan

  • Libros
  • The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
    ― Dante Alighieri

  • Do not go gentle into that good night
  • Roll the Dice
  • 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
  • Glossary
  • How do we try to get closer to reality?
  • Naval’s Razor
  • Walt Disney’s Rule
  • Hofstadter’s Law
  • Bragging Razor
  • Discomfort Razor
  • Skinner’s Law
  • GPT3
  • Learning phases
  • The Cobra Effect
  • The Lucas Paradox
  • It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it. – Seneca

  • Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Death in Teheran
  • What matters most is whether one is extending one’s life or merely delaying one’s death. – Seneca

  • Web development
  • Finding Your Purpose and Living a Meaningful Life
  • XML
  • Things to Know
  • The Red Queen Effect
  • The 10 commandments of logic
  • Vincible and invincible ignorance
  • Polanyi’s paradox
  • Meno’s Paradox
  • Russell’s teapot
  • The Regret Minimization Framework
  • Ides of March
  • 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
  • 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
  • Civil inattention
  • Onus probandi
  • A Pale Blue Dot
  • OKR
  • Brocards
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Earth’s critical zone
  • Attebytes
  • VTOL
  • How to get paid when you invest in an asset
  • The Brier score
  • The backup rule of three
  • Allow
  • The modern mind is overstimulated and the modern body is understimulated and overfed. Meditation, exercise, and fasting restore an ancient balance.
    – Naval Ravikant

  • Zero to one by Peter Thiel
  • My Early Life: The Autobiography by Winston Churchill
  • Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian
  • Energy: A Beginner’s Guide by Vaclav Smil
  • Familiar quotations by John Bartlett
  • Big Data Now: 2012 Edition
  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
  • Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life
  • 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

  • On the Shortness of Life by Seneca the Younger
  • Rationality: From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • The Journal of Sir Walter Scott: From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford
  • The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought
  • American boys’ life of Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  • Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin
  • 13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin
  • 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.
    – Elon Musk

  • The dead outnumber the living 14 to 1, and we ignore the accumulated experience of such a huge majority of mankind at our peril.
    – Niall Ferguson

  • I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which have happened.
    – Mark Twain

  • 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

  • Mental Models
  • Douglas Adams’ Rules of Technology
  • Famous people in History
  • CO2 Footprint
  • 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
  • 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

  • Newsletters
  • Online tools
  • Restaurantes
  • Podcasts
  • Documentales
  • Películas
  • Series
  • Principles and Beliefs
  • 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
  • Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace. ― Randy Armstrong

  • Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.
    – Seneca

  • The Parable of the Fisherman
  • Good timber does not grow with ease:
    The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
    The further sky, the greater length;
    The more the storm, the more the strength.
    By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
    In trees and men good timbers grow.
    Douglas Malloch

  • Serenity Prayer
  • Extensiones
  • 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
  • How much is a tree worth?
  • The story of Ubuntu
  • 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

  • The blind and the elephant
  • Living in the present
  • 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

  • Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
    Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • Nassim Taleb on being black swans
  • Conflicts
  • Unnaturality of Anger
  • 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.

  • 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. You grow it from the seed. This hinges on a simple scientific proposition: the great complexity of an organic system, which is essential to its life, cannot be created from above directly; it can only be generated indirectly.
    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 person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

  • St. Crispin’s day Speech
  • Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity…The grave will supply plenty of time for silence.
    Christopher Hitchens

  • Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal
  • Youth is wasted on the young.
    George Bernard Shaw

  • We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
    Buckminster Fuller

  • The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life.
    Buckminster Fuller

  • People never leave a sinking ship until they see the lights of another ship approaching.
    Buckminster Fuller

  • There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
    Buckminster Fuller

  • The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. 
    Albert Einstein

  • Wabi sabi
  • The man in the arena
  • 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, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
    Winston Churchill

  • The tale of two wolves
  • Purpose of life
  • Llama la atención que hasta ahora hemos utilizado principalmente nuestra mayor productividad para consumir más cosas en lugar de disfrutar de más tiempo libre. El desempleo se debe en parte a la falta de ingresos (fundamentalmente un problema de distribución), pero también se trata de una falta de autoestima y estatus social.
    Nick Bostrom

  • Lo único que tiene valor es vivir una vida de forma sincera y correcta. Y sé paciente con aquellos que no lo hacen.
    Marco Aurelio

  • 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 von Bismarck

  • To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
    Isaac Newton

  • El fracaso es simplemente la oportunidad de empezar de nuevo, esta vez de forma más inteligente.
    Henry Ford

  • 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.
    Woodrow Wilson

  • A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to need, and the rest he can put away in the lumber room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use.
    George A. Dorsey

  • Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
    D.H. Lawrence

  • Invictus
  • I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
    D.H. Lawrence

  • If
  • 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. The obstacles preventing the realization of both these extreme states are of the same nature: they derive from our human condition which is opposed to everything infinite.
    Primo Levi

  • Any advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    Arthur C. Clarke / Larry Niven *

  • To make much of time
  • God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference.
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • Human History
  • El peor enemigo del conocimiento no es la ignorancia, es la ilusión de conocimiento.
    Stephen Hawking

  • People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
    Isaac Asimov

  • La primera regla de cualquier tecnología utilizada en una empresa es que la automatización aplicada a una operación eficiente aumentará la eficiencia.
    La segunda es que la automatización aplicada a una operación ineficiente aumentará la ineficiencia.
    Bill Gates

  • ¿Por qué debería temer a la muerte?
    Si yo soy, la muerte no es.
    Si la muerte es, yo no lo soy.
    ¿Por qué debería temer aquello que solo existe cuando no lo hago yo?

  • Cuando dices SI a otros, asegúrate que no te dices NO a ti mismo.
    Paulo Coelho

  • 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 whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.
    Thomas Paine

  • Success
  • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
    Alvin Toffler

  • We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing…an actor, a writer…I am a person who does things…I write, I act…and I never know what I’m going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
    Stephen Fry

  • When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
    Viktor Frankl

  • 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 Wheeler Wilcox

  • 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 is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
    Walden – Henry Thoreau

  • Basic Rules
  • How to fall asleep in 2 minutes
  • How to tie your shoes
  • Conocerse a uno mismo
  • Kwangmyong
  • Valor y precio
  • What Is Intelligence, Anyway?