Pretty interesting interview. This is the kick up the ass I needed. Safe to say I won’t be using Dropbox any more, and will be having a close look into encryption applications. There might seem like there’s little power in our own hands these days thanks to huge corporations and conspirators in goverment, but I agree with what Edward Snowden says, and respect him for what he did. I think it’s important that we don’t lie down and accept privacy infringement, that we don’t succumb to feeling the need to explain why we deserve our rights, but that we believe in them, hold them dear, keep them and never give them up, because when our humanity dies, we may as well be dead. If you decide not to uphold the basic principals of human rights you may as well become a prostitute, a slave, a prisoner, its the same thing, by doing nothing you’re automatically giving them up to who ever decides to exploit you. If you’re not prepared to take care of a thing you were born with you may as well cut off your arm and toss it aside. I get so angry at the apathy and defeatist attitude of most of the current world, people have never been so vocal yet they do nothing to act on their beliefs. It’s the most dangerous and volatile thing you can possibly do to yourself. Protect your privacy people, or we are all doomed.

Getting into webdesign

And just learned how to install child themes into the sites I manage on wordpress meaning I can hack into theme code and start manipulating the sites to look how I want them to look.

It’s just dawned on me that this is a major foot in the door to being able to actually learn code and how to use it to eventually start designing stuff from scratch. I couldn’t contain my excitement so I had to write a blog post about it.

Anybody else excited by the concept of manipulating code in child themes talk to me, I could really use some coding buddies who have also taught themselves.

And thats how summer passed oh, 

The great divide and range of green green grass,

Oh, maybe it was peace at last, who knew.

“It is the Land of Truth (enchanted name!), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the true home of illusion, where many a fog bank and ice, that soon melts away, tempt us to believe in new lands, while constantly deceiving the adventurous mariner with vain hopes, and involving him in adventures which he can never leave, yet never bring to an end.”

—   ― Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason
dannykelly:

“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, and she stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute i could. I gave her a lot of gifts and i lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she could love that much. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.” ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie

dannykelly:

“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, and she stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute i could. I gave her a lot of gifts and i lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she could love that much. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man.” ~ Brad Pitt about Angelina Jolie

(via aaryn-strength)

Things that make you feel better:

I made this blog about 3 years ago as a creative outlet to help process my thoughts (while still remaining vaguely social in some way) while I was housebound with anxiety and depression. Luckily I made it out alive, but to this day this list below is the best advice I ever gave myself, whenever I feel shitty again, I always refer back to it.

It’s comforting to know that although this blog will never be popular or make any money, or even have a real point or direction to it, one way or another, it helps me get on with my life.

I hope that’s how tumblr works for other people too.

findamyp:

I’ve been depressed for a while now and I’ve been trying to discover things that make me feel better, so if you’re sad, here they are:

  • Listen to the radio. - it’s not as lonely as itunes, it’s soothing to hear another persons voice, and keeps you from choosing sad/familiar/nostalgic songs.

The Most Frustrating Things About Depression

Pretty accurate article.

http://youtu.be/HJzp2SRs0Ak?list=RDj1wgaFJ0750

They won’t know who we are
So we both can pretend
It’s written on the mountains
A line that never ends

As the devil spoke we spilled out on the floor
And the pieces broke and the people wanted more
And the rugged wheel is turning another round

Dorian, carrion,
Will you come along to the end
Will you ever let us carry on

Swaying like the children,
Singled out for praise
The inside out on the open
With the straightest face

As the sad-eyed woman spoke we missed our chance,
The final dying joke caught in our hands
And the rugged wheel is turning another round

Dorian, carrion,
Will you come along to the end
Will you ever let us carry on

Dorian, carrion,
Will you come along to the end
Will you ever let us carry on
Dorian, will you follow us down

I am finally home! 
Today I watched the last of the festival season dismantled and packed into a lorry. It’s been emotional, this year we’ve done a total of 10 festivals at Tarren Production - there’s been some rough patches but also a lot of great times. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some ridiculously lovely bands and crew, and also made a lot of new friends - but it has to be said, we really did save the best till last. Bestival truly lives up to its name. Just when I thought nothing could top End of the Road festival’s stunning lineup, venue and 5 star reviews in both the independent and the guardian, I arrive at Bestival, which achieves the Guiness world record for the largest disco ball in the world! Press aside, on a personal level I have never seen such overall effort and enthusiasm and love go into a festival. Tonight, even with a very long wait in a ferry queue I left with very good vibes and fond memories, and most importantly feeling valued as a part of a team for the work we did. Thanks to everyone at #Bestival who made it so special to work on, especially my #matuasessions family! Hopefully we’ll be back next year! And thanks also to all the bands on the #Matua stage for arriving so early and being such ridiculously lovely people, you have no idea how thankful I am! Gratitude also for perfect blue skies the whole time, I’ll let you have that one, weather man. 
Now to sleep for as long as humanly possible, in a real bed. Nothing makes you appreciate a memory foam mattress and a hot bath as much like spending weeks in a field.

Goodnight festival season, hello again friends and family. You have all been sorely missed and I’m a coming for you next! xxxxx

I am finally home!
Today I watched the last of the festival season dismantled and packed into a lorry. It’s been emotional, this year we’ve done a total of 10 festivals at Tarren Production - there’s been some rough patches but also a lot of great times. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some ridiculously lovely bands and crew, and also made a lot of new friends - but it has to be said, we really did save the best till last. Bestival truly lives up to its name. Just when I thought nothing could top End of the Road festival’s stunning lineup, venue and 5 star reviews in both the independent and the guardian, I arrive at Bestival, which achieves the Guiness world record for the largest disco ball in the world! Press aside, on a personal level I have never seen such overall effort and enthusiasm and love go into a festival. Tonight, even with a very long wait in a ferry queue I left with very good vibes and fond memories, and most importantly feeling valued as a part of a team for the work we did. Thanks to everyone at #Bestival who made it so special to work on, especially my #matuasessions family! Hopefully we’ll be back next year! And thanks also to all the bands on the #Matua stage for arriving so early and being such ridiculously lovely people, you have no idea how thankful I am! Gratitude also for perfect blue skies the whole time, I’ll let you have that one, weather man.
Now to sleep for as long as humanly possible, in a real bed. Nothing makes you appreciate a memory foam mattress and a hot bath as much like spending weeks in a field.

Goodnight festival season, hello again friends and family. You have all been sorely missed and I’m a coming for you next! xxxxx

Some say love is a burning thing

That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a fading thing
Just as fickle as a feather in a stream
See, honey, I saw love. You see, it came to me
It put its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah then I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognising

See, the cage, it called. I said, “Come on in”
I will not open myself up this way again
Nor lay my face to the soil, nor my teeth to the sand
I will not lay like this for days now upon end
You will not see me fall, nor see me struggle to stand
To be acknowledged by some touch from his gnarled hands
You see, the cage, it called. I said, “Come on in”
I will not open myself up this way again

You see, the moon is bright in that treetop night
I see the shadows that we cast in the cold, clean light
My feet are gold. My heart is white
And we race out on the desert plains all night
See, honey, I am not some broken thing
I do not lay here in the dark waiting for thee
No my heart is gold. My feet are light
And I am racing out on the desert plains all night

So some say love is a burning thing
That it makes a fiery ring
Oh but I know love as a caging thing
Just a killer come to call from some awful dream
O and all you folks, you come to see
You just stand there in the glass looking at me
But my heart is wild. And my bones are steam
And I could kill you with my bare hands if I was free

This clip represents only 6 minutes from a 100 minute long film, (Samsara) which was photographed in 25 countries and explores many other diverse aspects of the human experience.

how much love can a boy contain in here? how many contradictions can a girl possess up there? these questions are too ambiguous, try to narrow down your search. somethings i know, it’s hard. it’s easy to forget where you came from if there’s no question of your return, such selfishnesses trivialise any tenderness as the coffee commands the torture of my bowels, pronouncing every word with a rigid insensitivity, plus i struggle with the nightshade in my blood. I really shouldn’t say it, but i just love what the water does.

(Source: Spotify)

Pretty sweet time hanging out in the trees at Go Ape yesterday.

Grilled veggies, goats cheese, black olives and brown rice pitta.