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#IWD17 – Mathematicians Are (Wo)Men

Opinions, That Luana Me, Thoughts · March 13, 2017, Monday · 1 comment

This post had to go live on Mar 8, but I got busy with other things, so I decided to finish and publish it today, Mar 13. It connects to hashtag threads #IWD17 and #BeBoldForChange on social media.

Jeanette A. Scissum, Scientist and Mathematician at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (CC-BY-NC 2.0). Read more about Jeanette

When I first moved my personal blog to Luana.me in 2013, I celebrated the grand opening of the new domain with a blog post that came straight from my heart, Dear Sister Mileva Marić, dedicated to Albert Einstein’s first wife, a mathematics genius whose life and talent slowly disintegrated in the shadow of Einstein’s lifestyle and family tensions. Read the rest of this entry…

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This is Piccing, A Cute FREE iPhone App to Shop for Fashion and Style Online! :D

Fashion, Opinions, Technology · August 2, 2014, Saturday · 2 comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Piccing. All opinions are 100% mine.

W00t! x3 This summer is filled with lovely tech gadget, apps and websites, my beloved babes! :love: I love it.

Here’s today’s gem: the newly launched iPhone (or iPad) app named Piccing !

homepage-piccing

Piccing is stylish and sweet, perfect for a fashion-oriented girl who wants to always have her device ready with the best fashion styles of the season. The nice thing about this new service is that it lets customers order fashion items in an easy, intuitive way — what you do is click on a picture in the catalog, then click on an item of that picture (for example, a bracelet or a skirt) and add it to your cart to complete your order.

The video below is pretty explicative, I believe:

Not owning an iPhone, I tested this App on my iTunes installation via Windows XP Virtual Machine, but unfortunately I had no way to really use it. Such a pity, because it would have been so sweet! 🙁 Tomorrow I’ll ask a couple of friends if they can install it on their iPhones and let me see how it works. Maybe I’ll get to take some photos to share on this post, too! I’ll make sure to post an update. 😉

iphone-homepage-piccingAnyway, here on the right is a picture of the Piccing website as it looks from my iPhone emulator. I wish I had a chance to try the real thing, seriously! But at least I could demo it somehow. It’s very intuitive and pleasant to look at.

Do you have an iPhone or an iPad? If you want to try out the app yourself, feel free to do it anytime, because… the app is FREE! 😉 Yep! And honestly, I would love to hear your story or maybe see a photo or two of your experiments with Piccing. What do you think? Would you like to help me?

Just reply in a comment on this post! I’m curious. 😀

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I’m Loving Memopal! :) A Safe Remote Backup Service

Opinions, Technology, Web Resources · July 29, 2014, Tuesday · 2 comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Memopal. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hi babes! 🙂 How have you been? I’m sorry, I know I still owe you some blog comments, but I’m getting caught up on work first, as my ISP has been naughty lately (more about that on Luana.me, though).

Today’s post is about a sweet online backup provider I learned about a few days ago called Memopal.

Memopal

Memopal is pretty cute in my opinion. By ‘cute’ I don’t mean only graphically, but even feature-wise. Memopal, like Dropbox, saves files to remote servers that you can access anywhere, but it’s different from Dropbox because it does so via secure internet connection, thus adding a layer of security for your privacy.

I won’t go too much in technical detail here; it suffices for you to know that ordinary HTTP and FTP connection send data packets that can be intercepted and read by anybody; on the contrary, secure connection encrypts your data so that, even if intercepted, they can’t be read.

A free account with Memopal gives you 3 GB to store your files. Paid accounts allow you to store 200-300 GB or even more, depending on your needs. A free account is more than enough for me at the moment, but in the future, who knows?

Easy-peasy installation process

My first advice as a geeky girl is to read the manual at http://memopal.com/en/writable/cms/Memopal_User_Guide_EN.pdf – but if you don’t like reading before doing, just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Memopal website
  2. Click on “3 GB Free” and activate your free trial
  3. Download the version of Memopal that’s right for your operative system (I use Debian Linux 64-bit, so the site redirects me to the /en/linux.htm subpage)
  4. Follow the instructions to start using Memopal on your computer. For my Linux distro, the site gives me https://linux.memopal.com/index.php/Memopal_for_Linux_How_To to read and put in practice.

How to start Memopal on Linux

Just open your terminal and type

$ memopal

Memopal will start automatically.

To know the commands to use with Memopal, type

$ memopal man

into your terminal. In the manual, you will learn that you can use Memopal with a nice and friendly user interface via localhost on the 5876 port:

http://localhost:5876

Before you do that, though, you need to configure your account username and password. In my case, since this is Linux, I followed the procedure listed in linux.memopal.com (see URL above).

Inside your /etc/memopal.conf, just edit the lines under

# Edit the following 2 lines with your Memopal account info

with your username (your email address) and password. Now, run the following line in your terminal:

service memopal start

and you’re done! 🙂 Just visit localhost:5876, add a folder to backup, and get started!

Memopal in action! And oops my bad for that failed file!

Click on the image for a higher resolution.

If you use a Windows or Mac OS, just follow the instruction in the PDF file I added above in the instruction list.

What kind of backup system do you use? What do you think of Memopal?

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