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Work, Domain Names and The Freelance Life

Domain Names, That Luana Me, The Freelance Life ยท September 18, 2014, Thursday

Work work work.

My life has been all about work over the last three weeks.

Which is good! I’m hoping to reach a $1,200 monthly income starting in October, so that means my wedding and moving out also begin to turn into reality.

You can’t do a lot without money, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

However, I’m also very tired. I tend to burnout very easily and I have to be careful with other health issues, too, so I’m going to pay more attention to my work-life balance from now on.

Also, I need to write for leisure, not just money, and this blog needs quite an update.

That Luana me... back in July, I think.

So, to start off, I cut down my domain number to 270 (from 340+). You might think that’s still quite a big number, but if you run several character blogs along with many other personal and business websites, you can easily see how the number jacks up pretty easily after all.

If you are interested in a domain and want to make me an offer, I have them all listed here and you can just email me to domains@luanaspinetti.com to make an offer — or buy them at $10 each. Some domains are for sale in the NameCheap Marketplace, so just look up ‘luanatf’ in the Seller field and you can buy them easily from there. ๐Ÿ™‚

The second update concerns my health. Looks like I will have to lose some weight, but not for aesthetics — I have to do it to stop my body from producing a type of fat that gets in the way of my metabolism and my hormones, thus making it rough for my period (which has been going on for almost 3 months straight now) and my future ability to conceive.

Since the issue is serious and it might turn into an obstacle to having a family, I have to anticipate my exercise and food control plan that I originally wanted to start next year. Unfortunately, issues related to my period and uncomfortable uterus contractions require me to act faster than planned. Oh well, I can still do that, right?

To all people who mocked me all throughout my teen years for my being fat— don’t worry, I’m not doing this to let you ‘win’. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m doing this to improve my health as well as my fertility, so this is really not about you. Ah yes— I will be losing weight but my aim is NOT to get thin — I’m looking forward to a healthier plump body, so to speak. My identity (the image I have of myself) is not thin, and it will never be. You can be as thin as you wish, of course; my own choices do not affect yours. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lastly — and then I’ll call it a day for this post — I’m trying hard to fight back shyness to be able to interview people via phone/Skype/VoIP. I need to feel in control and not stutter too much, or there’s a risk I will distract my interviewee. This is a skill I need to hone and practice practice practice, because I need it for work.

If you like Skype chats, my sweethearts, we may try chat verbally sometimes. You would help me greatly. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope I can return the favor somehow.

So that’s it. Until the next post, darlings.

Luana Spinetti

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

Opinions, Technology ยท August 2, 2014, Saturday

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! ๐Ÿ™ 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Luana Spinetti

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 –>

River Troll 08

Imge by James Shields via Compfight

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™

Luana Spinetti