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Codex vitae

A book of life that, when finished, will capture everything I have learned that's I found worth knowing.

This is an idea coined by Robin Sloan in his book Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. The idea is to write a book, the Codex Vitae or Book of Life, that represents everything I have learned in my life. If I lost all of my memories somehow, this could be something that helped me remember who I am.

I started my own Codex in 2012. It began as a public Github repository so that I could track (and be accountable) to my own beliefs. As of the end of 2018, the “source of truth” is now here on this site: My beliefs.

Buster Benson (@buster) is a writer and builder of things. If you're new here, check the about page or see my entire life on a page.


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