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location Perth, Australia
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CTO and Co-founder of mobile messaging startup touchgr.am.

Graduate at the Founder Institute, from the 2014 semester in Perth Western Australia.

Occasional freelance multi-platform software developer currently busy on iOS Lingopal.

Author of "Getting Started with LevelDB" from Packt.

  • non-computing interests:
    • Chow Gar Kung Fu and Yang-style Tai Chi,
    • reading and (so-far unpublished) writing SF
    • snow skiing
    • scuba diving,
    • solar housing,
    • carpentry
  • computing interests:
    • Functional programming and tools
    • OOD, OO languages and frameworks
    • Usability,
    • cross-platform development,
    • code generation

Jun
20
answered What exercises help with explosive hip rotation
Jun
20
answered What does it mean to “uproot” someone in tai chi?
Jun
20
comment What is Jason Bourne's fighting style called
I read the first three books years ago. I don't remember any reference to a particular style and the movies differ strongly from the books (disappointingly so in my opinion, good action movies but would still have like to see the original book stories).
Apr
4
answered Best headphones for use during training?
Feb
8
awarded  Yearling
Dec
20
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
@Ephraim - notes are reminders for things you need to focus on. They are "what you are doing" reminders, not a theory body for someone else to read.
Dec
20
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
I can't remember chunks of many of my 16 forms without starting from a few "waypoints" within the forms. So +1 for connecting dots!
Dec
12
answered How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
Dec
12
answered Finding my center (hara / t'an t'ien)
Dec
12
comment Injury during training session, after 2 months still feel the pain
Physiotherapist - most times doctors will give you a pill if that. Unless they are sports specialists, they don't understand and can't tell you how to make an injury better.
Dec
12
answered What aspects of health does form-based tai chi improve?
Dec
12
revised Good exercises for higher side kicks?
added 585 characters in body
Dec
12
comment Good exercises for higher side kicks?
+1 for the abs recommendation
Dec
10
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
29
comment Best weight lifting exercise to develop a Wing Chun chain punch
I have a TotalGym 1000 cable bench, which I bought because I saw Chuck Norris advertising it (many years ago and yes I still blush about buying from an infomercial). One of the advantages of the bench is that depending on your posture, you can have the cable pull back in line with pretty much any strike.
Apr
4
answered Good exercises for higher side kicks?
Feb
8
awarded  Teacher
Feb
8
awarded  Student
Feb
8
asked How do you ease someone over 40 back into training after many years absence?
Feb
8
answered How should I expect my fist to change over time from punching?