So here we are one more year. Right now I’m preparing an article for next year about aircraft engine chevrons(!), but I had to do first the traditional retrospective post.
More views than the rest of the years combined! This is mostly because (I think) I switched to writing in English, and I got more readers that way. Also, because of some RTs by very popular twitter accounts (Thanks to Pseudoerasmus and Marc Andreessen!).
This year I wrote 61 posts, compared to 38 in 2014 and 69 in 2013 (I used to do recommendations posts, that’s why it was higher in 2013). In general, I think the argumentational quality has gone up.
If you follow the blog, you may have noticed the Latin mottoes change. Here there are a few, with their meaning.
- Gradatim ferociter (By degrees, ferociously)
- Obscuris vera involvens (The truth is enveloped by obscurity)
- Fui quod es, eris quod sum (I once was what you are, you will be what I am)
- Festina lente (Hurry slowly)
- Sapienti sat (Enough for the wise)
- De omni re scibili et quibusdam aliis (About every knowable thing, and even certain other things)
This year’s top posts have been:
- Instalar Ubuntu con Windows 8.1/10 on how to, well, install Ubuntu alongside Windows.
- Mazzucato and the iPhone (II): The myth of the Entrepreneurial State, criticising a book about the role of the State in innovation.
- Slaying Alexander’s Moloch, a critique of Scott Alexander’s concept of Moloch. Alexander is one of my favourite bloggers, but I think he’s too pessimistic there.
- Linear models: Comments on Ridley. Ridley argues that basic science isn’t very useful. Not so fast, I said.
- Mazzucato and the iPhone (I) A review of the impact of Mariana’s story of the iPhone in several sites, to frame the second part of that post. Interestingly, it got RT’d by Mazzucato herself!
- Sobre normas universales, simétricas y funcionales, a critique of a certain defense of libertarianism. I got a reply, and I’m preparing mine.
- Por qué no voto? Why I don’t vote, explained.
- Are (social) conservatives less inteligent? A review of a meta-analysis on that question
- Huemer contra Caplan: Why Bryan Caplan should abandon desert. On non-utilitarian, huemerian grounds, I argue against the concept of desert.
- Sobre el mérito. A discussion of the concept of merit, and its relation of justice and meritocracy.
- Why so many utilitarians? Exactly what it says on the tin.
Interestingly, I’ve written a lot of posts on innovation and technology, but haven’t received much attention. Check them out here.
See you in 2016!