Salutations and welcome to my humble blog!
My name is Arataki, and this is my corner of the interweb to hang. Here you will find a mixture of philosophy, creative writing, and fun lists of all my favorite things! (I may not look it, but I’m a ruthless optimiser)
My primary interest is understanding the intrinsic nature of phenomenal consciousness – the jewel in the lotus – and promoting its intrinsic value, for the benefit of all sentient beings.
This website is a WIP and will be regularly updated as I build upon its content. Thank you for visiting!
I am generally reluctant to spend much money on luxury consumables (e.g., eating out) because these experiences are typically fleeting with all the hedonic value extinguished within a mere few moments, rather than something that provides a constant source of enjoyment (e.g., a speaker system). However, I also follow the general strategy of min-maxxing investment […]
As a long-time reader of SlateStarCodex (now AstralCodexTen), I was both surprised and excited to discover that Scott has had twins! So excited that I enlisted the help of GPT-4 to write a short poem celebrating the occasion. Writing poems to commemorate special life events is something I do regularly for my friends, but this […]
Serves:Taste: 3.5Preparation: 2Health: 4 Enjoy these (refined) sugar-free cookie bites as a healthy and delicious snack! Requires food processor Ingredients Method
Serves:Taste: 3.5Preparation: 2.5Health: 2 Enjoy the scones on the same day, or freeze them for later use. Ingredients Method Optional: Cinnamon Scones
Serves:Taste: 3Preparation: 2.5Health: 1.5 These Puffy Pillow Pancakes are delicious and satisfying, making for a perfect breakfast or brunch treat. Ingredients Method
Serves:Taste: 3Preparation: 2Health: 2.5 This recipe makes about 20 pikelets or 6 large pancakes. They can be enjoyed hot or cold, and are freezer-friendly for easy storage. “I’ve been making these for decades! I know you love them.” – Yolanda Ingredients Method