Codex Vitae

Buster Benson‘s

Codex Vitae

Is a fantastic idea and as a bonus, a great rabbit-hole-entrance to his writing in general.

Inspired by Robin Sloan’s Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, he decided to attempt to write his own Codex Vitae or Book of Life, that represents everything he has learned in his life.

The Codex Vita starts by articulating several classes of beliefs: metabeliefs, perceptions, observations and predictions.

It then covers a set of topic and ideas that drives Buster’s worldview. And then his “personal canon”: articles and books that he was most inspired by, and his key writings.

The idea of creating such artifact as a tool for self exploration, reflection and personal growth strongly resonates with me. So much so that I have “forked” (sort of) Buster’s repo on GitHub and created my own branch here.

At the time of writing this post, it only contains the first pass at the (mathematical) intersection of his beliefs and mine. I hope to add to it in the coming weeks.


Codex Vitae

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