My key links for any CMT students checking me out ;)

First of all I need to say that anyone looking at my site may come to the conclusion that “Michael has a mental health problem“. This is understandable. However I do not define myself in this way. I was originally simply suffering from distress and trauma. This has been responding well to various types of […]

The plague of the little man

The plague of the little man. It’s THEIR existential TERROR at the universe. Its vastness. It incomprehensivness. That life might actually be REAL. Their TERROR at being mortal. That existence might be extinguished at any moment. Disconnection from the eternal, timeless true self NOW. So Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, archetypal cosmology, depth psychology, and religious […]

Note for sufferers of so called “Dissociation”

The body is a consciousness lensing device. Therefore trauma causes distortions in the lens. Think of a magnifine glass focussing the sun to a point. Abberations in the lens would cause multiple light points rather than one. This is dissociation. The light is all you but only seems to be “seperate” parts of consciousness. Restoring […]

The HP Printer Driver for Linux: Sense this makes none !

Starting on campus here its nice to have salvaged my old Laser Printer. Laser printers may still seem like elite only devices exclusive to office buildings but really they will save you a lot of money. Second hand Laser printers are very affordable and the toner will last for months, even years. By comparison ink […]

Another example of the mess that is psychiatric human rights campaigning in the UK

A perfect example of all this came up today. I was simply posting a polite comment to an article on MadInTheUK only to get an aggressive email response from admin addressed to no one and signed by nobody. It was complaining about me using the phrase “My dear” which I was using as a term […]

Everything you know about mental health campaigning is wrong (makes ur time, we has all ur bases)

Ever feel like some heavy lifting needs doing around here ? This is how I feel when dealing with various self professed “mental health campaigners” and/or most people who at least claim to “want to replace coercive psychiatry in this country”. In reaction to these same activists asking coercive psychiatry to change its ways, psychiatry […]

How to actually use Intel Quick Sync on Linux to record smoother desktop video’s

I have an Acer Swift SF113-31. A sort of mid range laptop. It’s amazing what it can do as its its not hugely powerful. The one thing it has fared badly at is recording video of my KDE desktop. I wanted to record something in the browser to video. FFmpeg recommends a few methods. But […]