I’m Loving Memopal! :) A Safe Remote Backup ServiceOpinions, Technology · July 29, 2014, Tuesday
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 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:
- Go to the Memopal website
- Click on “3 GB Free” and activate your free trial
- 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)
- 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 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:
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!
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?
Domains, Coupons and A Crazy Head. Yep, That’s Me!Thoughts · July 19, 2014, Saturday
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DomainPromoCodes.com. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you check my Archives, there’s a post about the reasons that led me to buy and mantain over 200 domains across the years.
My friends Georgie and Jhoice know how crazy I can get on that matter. 😉 Thing is — it’s not really about going crazy about domains or developing a compulsive obsession for digital shopping.
No, it’s more about imagination.
Look at the navbar above — under the main navigation menu for Honey-Babe.net, I have another bar with ‘Featured Characters’ and ‘W.I.P. Characters’ — that is, character blogs (role-play) where I let my imagination run wild and create new universes.
Don’t think I spend that much. I don’t.
I don’t because I make massive use of coupon codes at any registrar I run into. 😉 Just to bring an example to the table, every time I get an idea for a new character blog and I want to register a new domain, I load up DomainPromo Codes.com (one of my favorites, really) and pick the best coupon at hand.
GoDaddy is not my favorite registrar, but I use it often for first-year registrations because its coupon codes make it very cheap. Right now, GoDaddy is offering a heck of a coupon at $1.99 for a new .COM domain! 😉 There, that’s a kind of coupon I’d use right away for a character blog.
Code is cjc199 if you’re interested.
But it’s not just Characters…
Heh no. I have registered domains for several personal and work projects over the last two years. I don’t want to spoil W.I.P. stuff, but among the things there’s a free advertising community that will probably help bring some ethics back into the world of blogging. Not sure how it will go, but so far people I told about liked the idea.
For business, .BIZ domains look great. 🙂 Right now, NameCheap has a sale for .BIZ domains:
Get .BIZ domain + Business email plan for only $1.99 for the first year
Also, both .BIZ and .US without additionals services cost $0.98.
If you had to buy business domains on a budget, wouldn’t you take advantage of offers like these? ^_^
And Name.com? Ah, I don’t need coupon codes there. I’m a member of their Investor Club since I registered (and keep) 151 domains with them! 😀
A bit of advice
Don’t buy domains on a whim — wait for a good coupon to be released before you purchase! You will save a lot of money and the return on investment (ROI) for the domain will be higher, whether that’s a name you need for business or for a personal project.
Question: How much did you spend on a domain name last time you bought one?
Photo credit: Widjaya Ivan on Flickr (Creative Commons 2.0)
Me And Nail Files – From Age 10 To TodayOpinions · May 27, 2014, Tuesday
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mont Bleu. All opinions are 100% mine.
I was 10 when a classmate told me I have nicely round nails.
I looked at my hands and observed my fingers — yes, she could be right, they looked okay with the round shape of my digits.
“But I don’t want to wear polish,” I said with a pout.
“No need to use polish,” my classmate added, “just a good nail file to make them beautiful and cared for.”
I haven’t seen that classmate in years and I don’t even recall her name, but she was right– I didn’t need nail polish, just a good bunch of nail files I could use to shape my nails and keep them healthy and sound. 🙂 It was great!
When I turned 14, one of my aunts bought me a manicure set that contained two aluminum nail files. They were shiny and beautiful, but they got rusty over the years and several washes done wrong, so I had to throw them away. 🙁
So now I got for either of the two remaining options:
- plastic nail files (they cost a few cents at the Chinese store down town)
- files that are half plastic, half glass, or entirely glass
I like plastic nail files, but they tend to break easily. Sure, they’re so cheap that I could buy a thousand of them and still stay within budget, but why take so much disturb? Nah. They can break the right moment you need them and the shop nearby has closed already. Not fun.
Glass nail files are totally another story. They are sturdy in comparison with plastic and it makes for longer lasting nail files you only have to keep clean and shiny. 😉 You can save a lot of money like that.
For example, look at these glass nail files I found at Design-Glassware.com. They use pretty luxurious crystals — SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS — and the glass comes from the Czech Republic. They’re manufactured by Mont Bleu and they’re all hand work. How wonderful, right? 😀
Use this code SCM13 to get a 30% discount in our e-shop on all glass nail files.
Guess it’s a good chance to grab some for myself! $4 and $5 are sweet prices! *_*
What about you?