Collateral damage is a messed up euphemism from the 'Vietnam' war machine.   In the computing community, collateral damage refers to harmful, incidental consequences that are caused by the introduction of technological and organisational systems.  


Hullo hullo, Maiia here from the lands of the Yugambeh Peoples in eastern 'Australia' currently on a fourth tour of 'Australia' over four decades. 


Travelling about through the demolition, destruction and dispersion of Australian centres of community and both the physical and social rebuilding. 


The Gold Coast is deeply mired in the unintended or unconcerned consequences of external power on a variety of levels and computing is certainly one of them.  


LUCKILY - the opposite is ALSO A Thing.  Communication and information systems, organising and practises that heal and which help us to know better and do better. 


Project & Professional Development Skills 

Stephen Hilton began sharing his experience of Addiction and 12 Step RECOVERY and boy did that blow up! DEEP Natural Communication - with the wonderful consequence of HELPING MILLIONS OF People. Now he brings a compassionate heart to his music in new and exciting ways.  BEAUTIFUL WAYS.  I am reminded of the Japanese film Departure where the musician's mastery is found through his journey of Life and LIVING.


"That is a price I am willing to pay."  Lord Farquad  (Shrek)  


     A CELEBRATION OF LIFE - Making PTSD A Thing of the Past. 


Where's 'Karen' when it is Head Office that needs an arse kickin' 




"Sing Your OWN Song."  A cat went up the Bunya tree and birds for miles around began to sound a cacophony of electronic car alarms and sirens! Parrothead, I mean parrotmouth blighters! The birds come to eat the bitie things, other biting things come to eat the birds.  YAY for The Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise - in a NUT Shell!  


Brindle Style came online for International Women's Day 2003. It is an artists narrative and an evolving framework for learning, empowering and inspiring creative community. "The Murri Grapevine is notoriously reliable and well-informed and if you step out - as JOURNALISM ONCE HAD TO every community has it's own political and social commentator and amateur economist.


Brindle Style isn't contrived to advance somebody's PR agenda, sell you a product, or in the words of wikipedia - 'persuade you to believe something that's not true.' We're just part of the 2% of what we read, hear & view that comes from mainstreet.


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