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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.

History of my beliefs (so far)

My beliefs are constantly changing, and so are the tools I use to share them.
Added to the Meta and Self-tracking piles.
Part of the Codex vitae project.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

A great novel packed with interesting ideas. I stole the Codex Vitae for myself.

Codex Vitae - Better Humans

Tony adapted the codex project to his coaching program and made some great improvements to it.
From Tony Stubblebine.
Added to the Self-tracking pile.
Part of the Codex vitae project.

Codex Vitae

A book that captures everything that you think is worth knowing about your life. Doesn't have to be a real book.
Added to the Self-reflection pile.
Part of the Codex vitae project.