Martial Arts, Uncategorized, WizDom

How Wude..

Source: Fierce Healing Kung Fu: blog Martial morality, Traditional Chinese schools of martial arts ... often dealt with the study of martial arts... as a system of ethics. Wude (wu 武 martial, de 德 morality) deals with "morality of deed" and "morality of mind". The former to cultivate social relations and the latter to cultivate… Continue reading How Wude..


Foundational footsteps

I returned to martial arts today, after an absence of a couple of months. I'd been ill, out-of-sorts and somewhat depressed. The instructor's enthusiasm for subtle but effective movement and his joy in describing internalization - mindfulness, strategy and preemptive movement - lifted my spirits. We practiced bagua, quietly and slowly. I was struck by… Continue reading Foundational footsteps


Malwarebytes Premium sellout for iOS, Windows and Android at 40% discount!

Hi readers! You lucky devils, you. You are the first on the list to get this notification about the availability of 17 runout licences. These are genuine licences that we bulk purchased as a Malwarebytes reseller for resale. They are runout because Malwarebytes no longer supplies consumer licences to their reseller network, so to tidy… Continue reading Malwarebytes Premium sellout for iOS, Windows and Android at 40% discount!

Authoring, Creative, Inspired, Uncategorized

Milk: a true story

Source: TBC A little old lady from Wisconsin had worked in and around her family's dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation. When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in the 1940s, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. The… Continue reading Milk: a true story

Compliance, Uncategorized

Wanna make money, legit?

Yeah, yeah I hear you say.. But NO! there's more, haha Seriously, I saw SmartSpotter plugged on a news program (no, NOT Danoz). I applied and was accepted within a few days. Signup was straightforward and professional. Basically firms hire snoops from the public to check out stores. You go in, take pics, leave, get… Continue reading Wanna make money, legit?


A bridge too far…?

New truck drivers in Australia have undergo a series of tests; Q&A (multi-choice, d'oh), a medical (a two page tick n flick) and a competency-based driving test (outsourced, oop). Those already licenced and transferring in from certain countries can just do the medical with their local GP. So why do so many drive into our… Continue reading A bridge too far…?


Grinding on and on and on…

Body augments are nothing new - spectacles have been around for centuries - but they are certainly more sophisticated now (hey, check out Mojo Vision's AR contact lens project) Body implants are old news and technology implants are so last century. Bionic eyes and skin-chips have left the realm of Sci-Fi to enter RL and… Continue reading Grinding on and on and on…



An Englishman's View of Australia The following has been written by the late Douglas Adams of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fame. "Australia is a very confusing place, taking up a large amount of the bottom half of the planet. It is recognisable from orbit because of many unusual features, including what at first looks… Continue reading ‘Straya


A collection of amazing stunts and just plain funny stuff

Follow this YouTube clip to watch an amazing stunt rider blitz a competition. This SpySparrow article by Sammy Brown has profound cartoons from Pawel Kuczynski that question the sanity of our ways and institutions. Other social commentary can be found on Charaktery's Facebook page. . . . . . . .