Joshua is a writer, artist, philosopher, misfit and mystic, currently based in Toowoomba, Australia.
His work relates to the disparate fields of information technology, and of self-realisation.
Josh writes and addresses questions regarding self-realisation, spirituality, pragmatism, peace, happiness, compassion, Nonduality, philosophy, religion, ontology, God and love. Likewise, his art is often an attempt to give expression to potent existential concerns and deep inner yearnings, that hide in the collective human psyche.
In the technology arena, Joshua is a proponent of simplicity, and an advocate for a harmonious blend of form and function. Contemporary technology is often obnoxiously commercial, unnecessarily wasteful and complicated - from both usability and engineering perspectives. Josh is particularly keen to highlight successful examples that buck this trend.
Joshua is a reserved, philosophical spirit. He has a modest background in computer science and worked for over a decade in corporate information technology.
Other interests include humanity, deviance, social justice, advocacy for the socially disadvantaged, applied technology, free software, user experience, motorcycling, flight, herbalism, gardening, peace, philanthropy, minimalism, sustainability, shamanism, song, fine art, writing, laughter and teaching.
Josh's Spiritual Works
- The Big Questions (of Life) - Who am I? Why am I here? What should I become? How do I know? Why should I care? How am I free? How do I live a good life? What is sacred? Why is there suffering? Can I, should I, be happy?
- Poetry - beyond the literal; another way to 'reconnect' with Self?
- Art - drawing, illustration and sculpture, provoked by the questions at the edge of the known
- A Magnificent Fraud: thirty-five years dreaming - a spiritual autobiography; a tale of (re)awakening to the sacred
Curated Resources and Hobby Interests
- Giggles, Jokes and Laughter
- Philanthropy - some worthwhile causes for consideration
- Nostalgia Corner - primarily 1980s and 90s tech
- Interesting People - people whose work I particularly appreciate
- Software Developer Resources - assorted resources for artisans of quality software
- Software Archive - some old works
Like life, this website is a play in progress.
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