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7 Luana.me Things I Want to Change In 2016

That Luana Me, Updates ยท March 30, 2016, Wednesday

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How long since my last post?

Way too long. Months. ๐Ÿ™

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Why I Went From 270+ Domains To Only 28

Kids, That Luana Me, Updates ยท 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! ^^

Savings, savings!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:

http://dns.luana.me/domainsale

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you for sticking with me through everything, including this important change!


Computer Tragedy (Ongoing…)

Updates ยท 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 –>

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Ehm, yes.

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. ๐Ÿ™