Yummy Wakame Blog
This is where I live currently. That’s me, how I go about most days — which is mostly naked — and standing next to me is Cooper – not only my partner, but the inspiration and catalyst for the huge adventure I’ve embarked on. The biggest, most challenging, thrilling and rewarding adventure of my life so far, and we’ve only just started. I’ve taken a path I never in a million years thought I’d ever venture down. Ever.
In the past 2 months I have fulfilled more life fantasies and explored more challenges head on, and broken more wide open than I have ever had the courage to in all the days of my life combined. It’s been one crazy ride… I’m still processing the daily things that happen or I’d write more often.
Where to begin? Where did it begin? So much has happened…
In smaller news, I’m moving to Hawaii in a few months. The Big Island. And we’ll be taking all of this, and each other along.
I had noticed, though not paid much attention to this new fashion trend for women — no longer being pressured to look thin, but to have perfect cyborg bodies as if they were top athletes. Except that they’re not. To me its just another form of INTENSE pressure and control directed at women by the media and even fostered and encouraged by other women who do it, under the guise that “I will become more physically powerful and sexually appealing”. (more…)
All these photos were taken after the Naked Bike Ride during the massive celebrations. A truly liberating experience!! So much fun we rode it twice. Afterwards I rode naked across the city to our friend Joelle’s house for her all night birthday celebration, and the next morning Coop took me to watch the sun rise and sun gaze with him from an epic vantage point in the city before carrying me home to sleep. One of the funnest days of my life ever! Well… up until that point :)
Cooper ad I – the muse and the n00b
Me, Coop and Joelle <3
The love train
Pawel, the friend behind the camera, and Coop and I in the background
It doesn’t make sense to me anymore to decide that I am or was a ‘victim’ of someone or something that happened to me. The person who does bad stuff to you doesn’t make you a victim. Only thoughts do. From there we decide if we are going to allow those thoughts to convince us that it is now our Identity. Our ego is always looking for some or other story to add to our importance, to make us more interesting to ourselves at ANY cost. Realise the power you originally had in that choice belief, and recognise that you can JUST as easily take your power back! You can just as easily see yourself totally differently. (more…)
Happy Spring! As promised its HERE! :D
“A mystic is someone who directly communicates with universal intelligence, without an intermediary. Almost all mystics developed this ability in conditions of solitude. But they are never really alone. They are always in the presence of the living earth.”
~ Robert Coon
I had a lot of fun reskinning the Sock Dreams website for St Paddy’s Day coming up soon! It went live today. Check it!
The new Winter theme I designed for Sock Dreams has been live the past couple of weeks and is only up for another fortnight. Check it art!
There’s a new St Paddy’s theme coming in next and its gorgeous ;)
How does this apply to you? (more…)
I don’t understand anything. I don’t understand this computer screen or that flower. Or the how my hair grows right down to the atomic level, and beyond that, or why it grows. I don’t even know my own hand, or understand my own thoughts. I really don’t have a clue about anything at all. Even though I think I know things, I don’t know the meaning of anything. All my understandings are assumptions. Everything that has meaning to me, I have given meaning. Those same things could be completely neutral or have opposite meanings to other people. Everything I have feelings about, I MADE those feelings. It is all made up. I am creating everything, and at the same time I don’t understand any of it. In a sense, realising this means that I am free. Some of my thoughts may be powerful, but regardless, they are all meaningless. So what does any of it matter? I can just smile and think, “oh, there those thoughts go again, thinking they’re so important.” Nope. Just meaningless.
Only Love is meaningful. Everything outside of Love is just fantasy. Amusements. Filler.
All you need is to copy this file to your backup location:
AppData is a hidden folder. So you will not find it if you browse folder step by step in Windows Explorer (although I managed to get there by pasting with my username
Microsoft\Sticky Notes” into the top bar with no problem). To directly jump to AppData\Roaming folder, you can run %appdata% from the Windows start menu.
(thanks for the suggestion Gautam Jain)
Did anyone see the extraordinary “standing man” protest in Istanbul last night? I guess we are all used to seeing huge shouting crowds fighting with the Police, teargas, water cannon etc etc.
But there’s also something very powerful about these stationary, silent protesters in Taksim Square. Needless to say, some were arrested, but it’s very difficult to see what offence is standing quietly in a public place.
Chapter 43 of Tao Te Ching
Written by Lao-tzu
From a translation by S. Mitchell
The gentlest thing in the world
overcomes the hardest thing in the world.
That which has no substance
enters where there is no space.
This shows the value of non-action.
Teaching without words,
performing without actions:
that is the Master’s way.
Every person, from morning till evening, is making invisible forms in space by what he says. He is creating invisible vibrations around him, and so he is creating an atmosphere.
– Hazrat Inayat Khan,
The Mysticism of Sound and Music
“She was tied to the moon by long threads of red tangled blood. She moved like a woman tied to the moon … it enveloped her and it opened her to an absolute night without dawn.
For women who are tied to the moon, love alone is not enough. We insist each day wrap it’s knuckles through our heart strings and pull. The lows. The joy. The poetry. We dance at the edge of a cliff, you have fallen off. So it goes. You will climb up again.
You rare girl, once again, you have a body that belongs to no lover, to no father, belongs to no one but you. Wear your sorrow like the lines on your palm. Like a shawl to keep you warm at night. Don’t mourn the love that is lost to you now. It is a book of poems whose meters worked their way into your pulse. Even if it has slipped from your hands, it will stay in your body.
You loved a man who treated you like absinthe, half poison and half god(dess). He tried to sweeten you, to water you down. So you left. And now you have your heart all to yourself again. A heart like a stone cottage. Heart like a lover’s diary. Hope like an ocean.”
— Letter From Anais Nin to Clementine von Radics
“Bitcoin is entirely encrypted. Privacy is the new scarcest resource in the World, and that’s what backs Bitcoin, it guarantees privacy. And in this day and age that is a very scarce commodity, with every single one of our emails being spied on with millions of CCTV cameras installed everywhere we go, privacy is one of the rarest commodities in the World; that’s what collateralizes essentially Bitcoin and that’s why its such a valuable currency.”
I’m deciding on a cloud storage solution at the moment. Here’s a quick visual comparison overview of the main features and prices from the competitors that you might find handy. During my research I noticed that SpiderOak are the only cloud storage provider available at the moment with a “Zero-Knowledge” data privacy standard. In technical terms it means that the server has ‘zero-knowledge’ of your data. In non-technical terms it means that your data is 100% private and only readable to you. And I LOVE that!
This varies, depending on your hardware, what you pay for electricity and your rig. If you’re wondering how to estimate what you could earn, check out:
Bitcoin mining profitability calculator
(via Chris Booker)
If you’re not sure HOW to mine bitcoins check out the Business Insider guide:
How To ‘Mine’ Bitcoins And Make Real Money
NB! This guide is for power users. DO NOT ATTEMPT if you are not comfortable using Regedit or know how to back up your registry. You make these edits at your own risk!
You can save a considerable amount of time over the years by replacing the default icons in the Open Dialog box with your own most common file location. Today I finally got it set up with my personal favourite locations today and its really streamlining my process. Thought I’d share how to do it. (more…)
Today I did some research on which encryption method is safer for securely backing up extremely sensitive data like my Bitcoin wallet. I’ve been using the most popular WinZip and the free 7-Zip for years to AES encrypt my files (as regular encryption is far too easy to crack). For a while it was very secure but hackers have already identified security weaknesses with AES. So today I moved over, finally, to TrueCrypt thanks to the suggestion of a well-respected friend in the industry who also gave me the anonymous cellphone tipoff. So I’m going to save you some time and run through…
The advantages of switching to TrueCrypt (more…)
I wrote this guide based on a tip-off from a friend for the good folks who are interested in eventually going off the grid and becoming more anonymous.
IMO, this is the holy trinity of cellphone plans:
1. UNLIMITED calls, text and high-speed data
2. NO CONTRACT
3. Completely ANONYMOUS
And its half to a third of the price of most unlimited CONTRACTS.
The deal costs $50 a month and will need to pop into a T-Mobile branch each month to pay/recharge it. T-Mobile’s network currently only supports unlocked GSM-compatible phones. Make sure your phone is compatible with T-Mobile sim cards and network first!
» Check my phones compatibility with T-Mobile here
Here’s how to get it:
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