About This Website

Meta page describing juan.al site ideals.
2022-07-18 – ⁠2022-08-12 draft
⁠certainty: certain ⁠importance: 1

This page is about juan.al content; for information about me, see Me⁠.

Most of the notes I publish are essays on this pageIn addition to the essays This site has 3 sections:

  • Blog: posts that I don’t update once I publish them. Main topics: travel, life and D&D adventures.
  • Notes: regularly updated and heavily interconnected notes on various topics. I write them for my future self so they might look incomplete or incomprehensible to you. Some people call this a personal wiki, a digital garden, or a second brain.
  • Forecasts: predictions about systems that I want to understand better, which is mainly the stock market right now. The tool I use is modeled on ideas from Superforecastering by Philip Tetlock.


I used to have a comments section on the site. In the beginning, it was invaluable for me to get motivated to keep writing and to feel like I was contributing valuable ideas and observations, but as the visits grew, so did the spam, questions, and hacking attempts, so I decided to remove them. Thank you to all of you who left comments during that time, and I apologize for having deleted them.

Spanish pages

I started blogging in 2001 in Spanish for a Spanish audience. Most of what I wrote then wasn’t valuable and is now gone, but I couldn’t get myself to delete some of those articles, which are now mixed with English articles. I haven’t found a better way to deal with this situation than pretending that mixing articles in different languages isn’t a problem, so I have done nothing about it. I apologize to those of you who don’t speak Spanish.