Thirty-Six Stratagems

August 10th, 2009

The Thirty-Six Stratagems (traditional Chinese: 三十六計; simplified Chinese: 三十六计; pinyin: Sānshíliù Jì) was a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, as well as in civil interaction, often through unorthodox or deceptive means. They were first published in the Western world[citation needed] by the Swiss scholar Harro von Senger after he heard the Chinese proverb “If all else fails, retreat” at Taipei University.

From wikipedia.

Not too sure where/when I came across this – I think it was on one of those tweets #iranelection recently.

Fascinating stuff.

A new report highlights the biggest problems now facing the world. It warns that the environmental crisis is deepening every year. Human consumption is now 30% larger than nature’s capacity to regenerate. By 2015 the number of people suffering climate-related disasters could mushroom to more than 375 million a year. By 2030 as many as 660 million people could be affected, with economic losses rising to $340 billion a year. There are currently 15 wars taking place and the report predicts that 3 billion people will have no access to water by 2025.

Read the full post here. From a tweet by @RenseFeed.

File hosting/sharing tool

January 25th, 2009

There are lots of sites out there that let you share your files on the internet but seem to have got it right by making file sharing very simple.

Go to there site, click on ‘Upload’, and select your file. Once the file been uploaded , you are presented with a simple link (URL) which you can send out. You also get the HTML code to embed on your blog or Facebook page.


TV/Video on the net

January 23rd, 2009

Lots and lots of websites let you watch user generated movies (YouTube, GoogleVideo, Vimeo) and now there are sites that specialise in providing TV series and documentaries. Hulu is one of the bigger ones with and right around the corner.

New Design for

January 16th, 2009

The other night I spent a bit of time changing the Simpla theme (which is superb in its own right) to something a little more colourful and well purplemass like!

I’m not 100% sure about it. Would appreciate your comments.

Think I’ll spend some time this weekend getting the colours of text & headers right.


Shoe tying with pictures

November 21st, 2008

Lots of different types of knots. Some are pretty cool.

Check them out here from

Plug Whore

September 10th, 2008

A passage from the bible

September 4th, 2008

Ezekiel 23:20 (New International Version)

20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

Found on reddit – source


August 11th, 2008

Once you are a member of BookMooch (it’s free), you can submit a list of your books you want to get rid of alongside a list of the books you’d like to have. For every book you give away, you get a book.The only cost you incur is the postage of the books. Great idea!