Thinking. Sharing.

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. - Seneca

Here is where I share the latest things I've been thinking about.
The reviews, articles, and essays reflect what has peeked my interest as of late.
They are centered around the following goals.

  • Spero: A novella about artificial intelligence and hope (v0.2 finished)
  • Book Reviews: Over 275 wide-ranging reviews (of varying quality)
  • Essays: About longevity, effective altruism, food, entrepreneurship
To follow along chronologically, see the timeline.

And to discover what else keeps me off the street, check out the things I do.

With Love,
Floris

Projects.

Timeline

Ongoing

On the timeline I keep keep track of the books, interesting podcasts, articles, and more that I come across. Expect short notes with links to the full reviews or media.

Goals

Ongoing

Yearly goals, written up in a public commitment that I review every 3 months. Goals per year center around a theme. Ongoing since 2014.

Effective Altruism

Ongoing

Together with others I organise the Effective Altruism (EA) Rotterdam meetups. One meetup every month, inspiring people to do good through rationality and compassion.

Finances

Essay

My view on how to spend, save, donate, and maximally enjoy from your financial position. Heavily influenced by Effective Altruism.

Plant-based

Half-Way

My reflections on why I eat plant-based. Based on personal health, animal welfare, human welfare, and environmental impact.

Fitness

Half-Way

Documentation of my ongoing battle with gravity. Olympic weightlifting, mobility work and PRs. Current schedule and progress over time.

Longevity

To-Do

I sometimes joke about wanting to live to be 600. But I'm quite serious and optimistic about radical life-extension and that it will become a realilty in the next few decades.

Book Reviews

To-Do

Don't judge a book by it's cover. That is why I've read and reviewed over 100 books. From sci-fi to marketing, I read widely and often.

Essays

To-Do

Since sometime 2013 I've been writing essays on this website about a multitude of topics. From ethical frameworks to how to's on running meetings.

Writing

Ongoing

Overview of the fiction I've written or am currenly writing. Spero is a novella about hope and AI. Nova about having kids in the 21st century.

Queal

Entrepreneurship

Queal (quick + meal) makes meals that help you be productive and efficient. It makes sure you get all the nutrition and energy you need.

Blossom

Entrepreneurship

Blossom explores the use of psychedelics for self-development and therapy. The project includes an informational website, protocol, directory, courses overview, and in-person coaching.

Future Projects.

Writing

Some-Day

After I'm done with most of the 'To-Do' topics above, I also plan on writing about the following topics:

  • Stoicism (philosphy of life)
  • Artificial Intelligence (summary/links to books/videos)
  • Time tracking / informational diet / how to be productive
  • Drug footprint (environment/human costs)
  • Meditation
  • Religion
  • Entrepreneurship / marketing

Others

Some-Day

Next to writing I've also been interested in making other type of projects. These are some of those ideas:

  • DIY / house improvements / dream house
  • Video editing (tv series tribute)
  • Music (make electronic music)