Monday, June 13, 2011

Peeping tom uses webcam!

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك


I made a post back in January 2011 about the webcam and how it can be used to spy on you and voila some high tech peeping tom was doing just that.  He no longer needs to wait patiently outside your bedroom window in rain, sleet or snow, he can do it from the privacy of his own home.
A California computer repair tech was arrested Wednesday for allegedly installing spyware on users Mac laptops giving him access to the computer's webcam...

...The users, mostly female according to Goodrich, would take the laptops into the bathroom while they were undressing and showering, allowing him to take photos of the victims. (LINK)
Protect your hijab even at home from invasive technology.   There are a lot of how-tos for hacking a webcam remotely so don't rely on the goodness of other people.

What to do?
1) buy gauze
2) tape or band aid
3) Always PHYSICALLY disconnect your computer from the internet and from a power source (annoying as heck but we have to do what we have to do)

May Allah swt protect us from all evils in this world and the next. ameen.


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ze Chucks

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك
 I have an unhealthy love for the Converse ALL STARS aka Chuck Taylor, always been a fan even if I only own two pairs, one that I purchased in 2001 (subhanaAllah 10 years ago!) and the other this past April 2011.  If I could afford to buy more I would but alas its not to be.  Alhamdulillah.
I am an even BIGGER fan of second hand stuff because I like reusing, repurposing and recycling A LOT and I like my things to have history.   My toddler has a bunch of converses all purchased second hand (pics below I purchased these about 2 yrs ago)



my favorite angle. LOVE the fading!





My recent second hand purchases for my 8 month old baby girl and for my toddler...some haven't arrived yet!


 ^^I just got the black and white chucks and they are *ALMOST* new^^

I usually pick colors that can be worn by both my daughter and son because buying shoes can get expensive and wasteful. The most I spent on a used pair in excellent condition was $15 and that included the shipping and they weren't even worn! The cheapest was $5 WITH shipping. That's the life of toddler shoes, they quickly outgrow them. 

I violated this rule with the pink ones but I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF! But I plan on becoming a foster parent so I figured I would end up using these again anyway so all is well. :)

Chucks how I love thee...



btw. the white and green are pretty scruffy but a good wash will fix that plus they were affordable.

**EDIT**
The new additions :)


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك

I LOVE this look and again the chucks are part of the outfit. I can't  help myself!



Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Its that maxi time again!

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك

You know it! Those maxi dresses are in full bloom and they all seem to be made of jersey fabric and they end up sticking to you, not very hijab friendly. Not to worry! I suggest getting a sheer maxi full length dress liner even though it may not match the top of your maxi dress it doesn't matter since your hijab and cardigan will be covering that area...right? right? But of course you already knew that. ;)  This style of slip will only work on a dress style. 
I would use the full length slips for the following maxis.


How about the jumper maxi? you can separate the two and get a top and a shorts slip that reaches the knees or one that reaches the ankles




The pieces are from BCBGMAXAZRIA Pre-Spring 2012.