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Genesis 1, 28 says that we should "go forth and multiply, and replenish the earth." Not all Bibles have this "replenish the e...

Monday, December 14, 2020

Maybe a quicker way to Mars?

 Some holiday reading …

Can't afford a ride on Elon's shuttle to Mars? Go there telepathically! Note that it requires a new way of being on earth, but it's possible. See Ramblings of an A-lien

Friday, December 4, 2020

Choose your Price

I loaded my third book onto Smashwords and made the pricing on all three books “User chooses price”, which allows you to choose the price. The RRP is $4.95 for this class of book, but you can pay more or less or even zero.
This is actually something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
Offer my services at the price people want to pay for it. If people get value from what they read, then they can (still offer to) pay me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

26 years old

Today is 26 years since I permanently employed myself, forming a company that is still in operation and which employs me. I'm told that this means that I'm self employed, but I have a contract with my company, and interestingly I sign both parts of it, once on behalf of my company and once on behalf of myself.

After university, I contracted for 2 years, then was employed for six years and then employed-myself for another 26 years till today.

Parts of my success are:
1) In 1994, I said: "people know what they want and need help in getting it". That is my job. And one I've tried to live up to all these years.
2) In 1999, I created a vision for the future world I would build for myself, and it is still taking shape and every month I make a small progression on this path.
3) I've had two opportunities to liquidate my business but each time I've negotiated with my creditors and employees and survived and not left people without money. I believe in positive energy and in karma and I believe that we need to look after this and not liquidate ourselves or our businesses because we legally can do so.
4) I've been on a mission to develop bug-free software as a standard and a goal. I've specialised in relational database systems and in the full software development lifecycle, rather than in so-called full stack development.
5) I've worked on building and enhancing my self-esteem and whislt I've read hundreds of self-help books, the only self-help books I need to read in future are the two books I've personally written, one for personal self-help and the other for community-self-help. These books are online, but both in a substantive edit process at the moment, taking me an hour per page to edit.
6) In 1991/1992, I did an MBA at Cranfield in the UK. I didn't do it to double my salary, although happily my salary did double during my MBA, but that was because I showed the company I worked for a big opportunity that they took and they rewarded me. I did the MBA for personal development. And it has stood me in good stead these past 30 years. My biggest problem though is that I blame myself when things go wrong saying "you've got an MBA and this shouldn't have happened" but then I console myself by knowing that my MBA allows me to know when to stop or when to change direction. And I've also spotted over the years that many hundreds of major corporations with MBA's and BComs and others, have gone out of business, and whilst I feel sorry for them, I realise that everyone makes mistakes. I also attended an entrepreneur event where I put up my hand and said "my biggest problem as an entrepreneur is that I give myself a hard time" and the presenter asked the whole conference of 300 people who has this problem, and everyone put up their hands! And I realised that this is a "problem" of entrepreneurship.
7) I've cared about the environment. The internal (health) environment and the external (worldly) environment. My wife and I have worked from home for 20 years and we believe the message of the 2020 plague is that all office workers must work from home. Each time office workers try to get back to normal, another wave (plague) arrives. Each time we try to harden our hearts, another plague arrives as we forget to learn the lessons of the plagues.

There is so much opportunity and possibility and abundance on our tiny tiny tiny planet in a huge multi-verse of universes, galaxies, stars and planets, yet we spend our time being selfish and hoarding, and storing. rather than sharing and being wealthy altogether.

Thank you to everyone I have known over the past 56 years of my current existence and for making my life the life it's been. I love you all. I forgive you all. I reward and bless you all.

King David of the My Power Station Realm.
4th November 2020.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

What is the most amazing application that you have built?

As part of the registration process on TopTal (Top Talent), one is asked "What is the most amazing application that you have built?" and one is requested to refer to someone with similar experience to what one has. This someone is Taras Mykhailovych, and you can find out about him here.

Pondering the question about the most amazing application, I immediately thought back to an incredible textile system that I developed from scratch in the 1990s and an accounting system that I developed and integrated for a client in the 2000s. I been involved with so many other amazing developments over the past 30 years of my software development career.

But the project that stands out for me is the project I'm currently working on. It is called PiMan, and it is a planning and monitoring system for the Western Cape Government (WCG). PIMAN stands for Performance and Monitoring and Management.

I am so lucky to be part of the incredible Sinjani team who were nominated to develop this software, and we are developing it in Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle APEX, and using JavaScript and NodeJS libraries. The software integrates with the Sinjani Statistics Management System, written in Oracle PL/SQL "full stack", htp.p, with HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, NodeJS, and other libraries.

I am involved in a cross-functional team that straddles IT, Planning, Health Management, Corporate Services and other departments of the WCG.

As part of the team, I have been allowed to design the ERD's and data structures, and after three months development there are already 39 tables, 25 APEX Pages, and the beginnings of a Power BI Dashboard. I have not only been enhancing my 30+ years of Oracle and Relational Database knowledge but also been doing Udemy courses to improve my APEX, and PowerBI and learn Python. All this learning time is in my own time, as I am a contractor, and my clients expect me to know these things and not to have to learn on the job. Sometimes clients ask me specifically to learn a new technology on the job, as they realise that I contribute massively to all the projects on which I work. I am always interested in the entire project, and not only the piece I am doing.

Lockdown has meant that over 2,500 WCG staff and contractors are working from home. Statistics show that 63% of staff are (were) office-based, and 80% of these staff, working from home in 2020, feel that they are more productive working from home, which is positive news for health, for traffic reduction, for getting out of buildings and a huge positive for our environment.

Note that PiMan is enormous and it is an 18-month project, which I'm hoping to complete in 9 months. We are 3 full-time months in, although we started six months ago. This because of my other workload for WCG. I also still have other clients, one on a retainer and others ad-hoc. So if you need me, contact me, and I can help you with urgent needs, just as a doctor or healer quickly identifies and diagnoses a problem, and sets you on a course to heal it. My multipotentiality nature and comprehensive learning and intuition help me to intuitively and rapidly identify patterns and processes and paths through the information maze in which we find ourselves and where the modern problems are mysteries rather than puzzles. With a puzzle, you know which piece is missing. With a mystery, you have all the pieces (data and information), but you don't know where to look, or maybe you don't even know where to start.

Note also that I have registered on TopTal as I learn so much when I register on these AI-driven web sites. Being acknowledged as a Top Talent Developer will be a feather in my cap and an acknowledgement of my capabilities and knowledge, and it will help potential clients learn about me so that I have work once PiMan is completed.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

#OpenUp and #WorkFromHome

 Load Shedding in South Africa coincides with Lock Down Level 2!

The Authorities (and building owners) want us to go back to work. But we have proved that we can do our work from home and in fact we can do it much better and more efficiently than before, with less stress and an ability to work anytime on urgent projects, and our clients typically get more hours from us when we work from home.

So buy a generator or simply buy a UPS that allows your computer or laptop and network to keep running so that you can keep working from home, load shedding or not. Just think how much money you save by only needing one car in your family or by not needing to travel to work each day. Transport costs can be a huge part of one's budget, never mind all the sicknesses that one gets by working in office buildings.

Covid19 came to teach all office workers to work from home. To get all conferences to happen from home. To get schooling to happen from home. To dramatically reduce business travel.

By continuing to do these things we continue make nature beautiful again. And Open up will allow us to go to restaurants and to visit each other and to enjoy each other's company, without hurting our planet and without hurting our Mother, Nature.
#LoadShedding #LockDown #OpenUp #WorkFromHome #Health
Read my book for more.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Your government loves "our people"

You wake up in the morning and discover this letter in your box:

"Hi David. Just to let you know that a new 5G aerial is being installed on your property at 3am tomorrow morning. Two days later, because this council owned pole is on your property, it will have 4G, 3G and any other aerial that your government feels is beneficial installed on the pole. The fact that you have a government owned electricity pole and perhaps a Telkom pole carrying a Telkom cable on your property means that your government has the right to not only install cables on your property, but also to install ANY type of Wifi device on your property. And if you normally switch off your house wifi at night to minimise electrical interference, don't worry, because the pole outside your house will be transmitting and receiving 24 hours a day. Thanks for your loyal vote. We appreciate it. Regards, Your Government."

I put this in quotes, because how would you feel if you woke up tomorrow morning and found this letter in your post box?

Friday, July 24, 2020

How to survive and thrive in a world without work

I wrote a book about how survive and thrive in a world without work, where automation and machine learning and artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic take over.

The book is the result of 21 years of R&D and millions invested and over 20,000 hours invested. If a large strategy consultancy had done this work it would have cost about R130 million (US$7.5 million).

I thought it might take us another 15 years to get there. Little did I know that it would take six months and that it has already happened according to the NY Times "About 30 million American workers — one out of every five — are collecting jobless benefits."

My book is here: It is only R30 (US$1.73) until the end of July, after which it will be R60 (US$3.45). I have priced it for wide dissemination among the middle class who are suffering the most at the moment and who can "fix" this if they (we) wish. We cannot rely on the people and systems who got us into this mess and who want to "get back to normal." There is a new normal at the moment. We must grab it and accept it and work with it.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Dear Bill Gates

Dear Bill

Whilst you’ve been building businesses and looking at the next 5 years, others have been looking at the next 100 and 1000 years. No blame. Just let’s get on with it and stop being PC and say it as it is.

I did a part time Executive MBA at Cranfield in the UK in 1991 / 1992 and I knew something was wrong, and in 1999, I invented a new retirement paradigm (Note that I define retirement differently to other people), which morphed into a way to survive a world without work, ie the fourth industrial revolution, a world of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning), and now that Covid19 has finally arrived to teach humanity to realise the mistake that most of us have been making for the past 500 years, and wake us up, to the possibility of infinity and real abundance on earth, I realise that I’m here at exactly the right time. I’ve been praying (and talking and writing) for over 20 years that Office Workers will work from home with all the associated environmental (external and internal) benefits this brings. I didn’t know that God (Mother Nature if you like) would provide Covid19, but it has quickly shown that we can work from home. It has closed conference centres, hopefully forever. Conferences are online where they should be and I can attend conferences anywhere in the world without leaving my house! And hopefully business travel will cease except for building and fixing machines and other hands on requirements. People should only be able to travel to visit family and for sport. And schools can close, but schooling can continue.

We cannot rely on the people and the systems which got us into this mess, which includes the big think tanks, strategy consultancies, WEF, (old fashioned) accountants, economists, etc. What we need to do is “sell" a new system and the first real paradigm shift in 500 years since Enclosure started, to bring the world out of its crises whilst at the same time “fixing" the world (as best we can). At some point I realised that working outside the McKinseys and Bains of this world means that I stayed away from dogma, which I don’t have and which I’ve steered clear of, allowing me to learn and understand history and ancient wisdom and realise how it can be applied to the modern world.

Since 1999, I been doing R&D and understanding what’s possible in a world without work, and my User Manual for Life on Earth is a result of this. See https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1029328  It is only $345 and at the moment it is on Smashwords with a 25% opening special discount. A really inexpensive way to save the world and bring it into an entirely new age.

Happy to discuss and find a way forward. Please let me know if you are interested in continuing this discussion?


David Lipschitz BSc (Honours) Scientist MBA 
Director of My Power Station Technology (Pty) Ltd. Est. 1994.
Oracle Full Stack Development.
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Author of "A User Manual For Life On Earth (Enclosure Version 2): How to survive and thrive in a world without ‘work' in the AI and ML driven Fourth Industrial Revolution and in an Age of Plagues."
Author of "The Torah as an Enlightenment Toolkit: How everyone can move from the Jacob Archetype to the Israel Archetype."
Making sense in complexity.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Torah as an Enlightenment Toolkit

My first book has been published.

Title: The Torah as an Enlightenment Toolkit

Author: David Lipschitz

Publisher: Smashwords, Inc.

My book is available for Sale. Opening special 25% off. Here is the book URL:


Review by Dorian Glass:

"David is uniquely skilled at making the age-old Torah accessible to all. His very up-front, candid skill at translating an essentially symbolic and anecdotal tome into something that is immediately usable and relevant to today’s society is awe-inspiring. This book by David is critical to maintain the relevance of this holy wisdom in today’s modern, crazed world; something the world desperately needs. David, thus, takes us backwards, in order to go forwards, skilfully connecting our spiritual history & direction with today’s fast-paced, modern world. All the answers are in the Torah; David gives them to us in a language one can relate to and understand.

"David’s acute skill in creating “The Torah as an Enlightenment Toolkit” enables society to re-ground themselves in an age-old, G_d-given wisdom. This effectively, and expertly, replaces today’s societal lack of moral understanding with guidance that is solid, clear and usable by anyone. His skill at delivering this unique expertise is firmly encapsulated in his hard-hitting, energetic and explanatory skills that do not offend. Rather, his method immediately draws one in like a magnet to the unique, magical and critical messages offered by the Torah. David skilfully reinvents the Torah for the modern world at large."

Friday, March 6, 2020

Coronavirus : it's time for us to start taking an active part in healing our world

Dear friends

I think we should be aware of Corona Virus, especially for any group events we do, but we shouldn’t let it distract us from our mission(s) and we must not let fear override our common sense.

Of course we must take precautions, but we mustn’t shut down our lives.

There are energetic ways to protect ourselves as well as opportunities to boost our immune systems.

For example we can use this time to stay away from sugar and starch (sugar) and perhaps take up intermittent fasting and stay away from fast foods.

We have an opportunity to use Corona as a catalyst to change the way we think. And especially to get others to change the way they think.

We have an opportunity to investigate how short our lives are and how much work we still need to do.

Let’s take these opportunities without being fearful and with the knowledge that whatever happens we have taken the right path, thought the right thoughts, eaten the right food, and as best we can, shared our world with each other.

Here’s to our health and the health of our planet.


I wrote the following in 2010:

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ancient Teachings

Genesis 1, 28 says that we should "go forth and multiply, and replenish the earth." Not all Bibles have this "replenish the earth" in them, but this is a direct translation from the Hebrew and is in my Bible. We cannot simply take and take. When nature decides that she has had enough, we will be given a lesson. We are also told that the "sins of the fathers will be on the children to the fourth generation" (Deuteronomy 5, 9). Four generations are about 100 years. This sentence means that we should consider 100 years time in all our decision making. The warnings are in our most ancient teachings. It's about time we heeded them.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

No prevents progress

The biggest reason South Africa is critically ill, and what we should do about it.

“No” has become a standard response from people who are protecting their jobs, basically by changing nothing. “No” should actually be “come and talk.” “No” has led to Load Shedding, Job Losses, Unemployment, Lack of Security, Waste and Health Risks e.g. in Milnerton Lagoon, etc.

The fastest way for us to fix this problem is to organise our communities into cooperatives, and then for the cooperative to negotiate on the community's behalf.

Of-course this requires trust and cooperation, a huge problem in a country full of fraud and corruption.

Love your neighbour needs to include Trust your neighbour. I trust those I love.

South African companies fall apart because trust disintegrates.

We need integration.

We need to cooperate and to become interdependent.

This way our costs go down and our security goes up.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Steps to fix South Africa include

To answer a question that someone presented to me, about "have you spoken to the "DA"?

I've met Helen Zille and other top DA people over a period of more than 10 years. I've got personal phone numbers of top DA people. I've also met top ANC, IFP, ACDP and other political and business leaders over the years ...

Firstly they need to Mandamus each and every minister. Take a look at https://mypowerstation-sa.blogspot.com/2018/01/david-lipschitz-mandamuses-south.html

This is a Mandamus that I presented to government in early 2018. 3 working days later, the government declared the Western Cape a disaster area, without ever mentioning my Mandamus.

My Mandamus took me over 500 hours to Research and Develop and Write. I first had to learn and understand how common law works and I studied the South African and USA Constitutions.

Secondly they need to declare the Electricity Act (law) to be unconstitutional.

Thirdly they need to work to Level the Playing Fields to that everyone has the same access to using and supplying electricity (and water and other products).