Why I Went From 270+ Domains To Only 28Kids, That Luana Me, Updates · October 16, 2015, Friday
NOTE: This entry is dated 16/10/2015 because it’s the time it had to go online. Unfortunately I had some problems that didn’t allow me to spend enough time on this blog, so the entry remained here as a draft. It finally goes online today, 10/02/2016. Coming back to blogging soon! ^^
Last year in September I posted about how and why I cut down my domain number to 270 (from 340+) and in January this year I posted a domain sale announcement because I was getting rid of several domains from my inventory.
Now I cut further down — I only own and manage 28 domains overall now. And the ones I cut off are all for sale here:
You may wonder why, as I’ve been telling how attached I am to my domains for years.
Well, it was a tough decision to make, one that costed plenty of tears, but I had to.
It’s simple: my child comes first.
One of my spiritual children has been in need for months and I felt awful knowing I could do nothing to ease his financial discomfort.
Believe me, it can be heartbreaking for a mother to feel so powerless (and useless) in front of her son’s suffering.
So I decided to cut down on my domains to have a bigger monthly budget to send to him.
Also, since I don’t swim in gold and I have lost two clients over the last months due to sickness and other work-related issues, I needed a bit of savings for myself as well, so cutting down helped.
Most important amongst these things for myself — I need money to buy textbooks and materials for my robotics projects.
There’s no way I can progress with my dream project and all the schemes unless I study the right materials, and textbooks and professional books are expensive.
So that’s it: my personal budget goes to these books and materials I need — with the seldom “self-gift” of a novel or two when I can rely on good deals and discounts, and a nice dinner with my fiance.
I think it goes without saying that I won’t give up on the blogs connected to those old domains — that’s what subdomains exist for. 😉
Thank you for sticking with me through everything, including this important change!
Blogging Characters On The Go!Character Blogging, Updates · October 1, 2014, Wednesday
This post comprises of two old posts from Eternity Creative, a website that is no more that I ran from 2009 to 2011. Character blog URLs updated as of February 2018.
Since it’s a time of creativity burst for yours truly, I thought it was better to list the last sweethearts who have a new online presence rather than starting with a Character Spotlight.
This listing contains 6 characters and a short profile of each of them.
** Thanks to all of the wonderful people who hosted my Characters in the past! Love you girls and guys! :love:
Alysha @ alysha.berter.robotronia.net
Alysha is a special 15 years old robot shapeshifter girl from Electronia. 🙂 She lives at the Delea City Orphanage, but she is special because Jack Par and Luana (myself LOL ) adopted her and a few other orphans from the same institution on October 27th, 2010. Alysha is a sweetheart, she loves cats and pink kawaii stuff, reading novels and watching TV. She can get quite sensitive at times, and she often cries out of loneliness; but when she feels better, she’ll work hard to make you feel better. See why she’s a sweetheart?
Aquagear @ aquagear.berter.robotronia.net
A little Explorabot who’s an orphan living at the Delea City Orphanage, on Electronia. He was 10 years old in 2010, when Jack Par and Luana adopted him. He used to live at the institute because he lost his parents during a terrorist attack. He’s a good boy, a bit of a joker at times, but very sensitive and considerate of others and their feelings. He’s also a loyal friend to both offline and online buddies.
Phelian @ phelian.berter.robotronia.net
A much recent character, who fully belongs to the Berter family. Phelian is the only daughter of Redder Max, adopted son of Advancer One Berter, the legendary leader of the Explorabots. Phelian is 8 years old, and a smart little girl. Her lively personality allows her to make many friends anywhere she goes, but sometimes that cannot hide the great pain she carries in her heart, as she had a chance to meet her father before her 8th year of life. She grew up with a ‘father-complex’, so now that her dad is back in her life, she feels very much attached to him, and strongly jealous if anyone approaches her father too closely.
Ranth @ ranth.berter.robotronia.net
Ranth is a special kid in the Berter family, because… he’s a Selsenian! Luana and Jack Par found him on Electronia, at a refugee center; he was abandoned by his corrupted clan when he was only 1 year old and had lived at the center all his life. Ranth was 8 years old in 2009, and he integrated well with his new adoptive family. He’s sweet, caring, protective of his siblings and parents, and very loyal to all of his friends. A true little Selsenian. Now his parents found a way for him not to turn to stone during the day, so he can better enjoy his family life.
Kylia @ kylia.berter.robotronia.net
Kylia was a little Explorabot orphan who was adopted by the Berter family in 2010. She used to live at the Delea City Orphanage, on Electronia, together with Alysha, Spindle and Oran Slate. She was 13 years old in 2010, when she started blogging. Kylia suffers from a metabolic illness that doesn’t let allow her to process Nuhonio, the primary food on Electronia, so she’s always been disadvantaged in the choice of food. Kylia is sweet, sensitive, considerate and introverse. She also has a crush on Ironbreaker but in 2011 she hasn’t told him yet.
Talla @ talla.rolamaton.net
Now, it’s time to introduce a new Rolamaton, The Robocity character. Talla was 14 years old in 2010, a bit loud girl but very sweet nonetheless. She came to live in Rolamaton because her creators decided to stop all their All Life projects and abandon AI experiments undefinitely, so they sent her to the Robocity to let her build a new life for herself rather than abandoning her. Though she was hurt by this, she understood that they were still caring about her, and was grateful for their last decision. Talla took a while to integrate herself well in her new environment, but her cheerful character soon caught many Robocitans’ hearts, to the extent that they voted her to Leadership election in 2014. Talla is the first robot woman to become a Leader in Rolamaton.
Computer Tragedy (Ongoing…)Updates · July 29, 2014, Tuesday
This week must have been targeted by some evil troll who wants to see me pull my hair out and scream.
You know, someone like this –>
Imge by James Shields via Compfight
Well, I don’t believe in trolls and evil spirits, but I do believe that one thing going bad attracts more things to go bad, like in a domino effect.
Around July 27, my Acer laptop decided it wouldn’t connect to the Internet anymore. To date, I have no idea of what triggered the issue — my theory is that the update I ran the night before contains a bug that affects the Network Manager (my laptop runs on Debian Linux).
Then, about 24 hours later, my Asus netbook (that helped me work when the other device failed to connect) came up with the brilliant idea to erase the entire graphical server (Xorg) and leave me with nothing else but a dark terminal to type in. Once again, I suspect it was a bugged update to cause this, but I can’t be too sure.
The good news is that my netbook never lost its ability to connect to the Internet, so we have to thank that if I’m able to type this entry right now. The system is still a mess, I can’t work with it, and it will probably take me another two or three days to sort everything out.
My fiance is on vacation, so he can’t help me here. I’ll have to dive deep into the ocean of Linux administration and management and come up with some fix (no matter how ugly it might end up being; I’m not an expert in this area).
Let’s see how (and when) this story ends. I hope to not lose any of my current freelance clients, or I’ll be really in trouble. 🙁