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Online changes

December 10th, 2017

Well, I’m about to sound old, but I opened my very first website in 1999, and I’ve been making sites since. In the beginning, I was obsessed. I wanted to make as many as I could, and I went through a phase where I mostly focused on Anime sites and graphics sites.

Now I want to own fewer, and I’ve been slowly closing up sites I don’t want to update anymore. There were a few that I left in an “archived” state – no more updates, but I didn’t want to delete the content. However, with no updates and barely any visitors, I’m now wondering why I bother. So, these have been shut down:

  • NokoNoko – group gaming blog
  • Hachi Roku – Initial D fan site
  • Dark Abyss – Gasaraki fan site

Shattered Wings is now updated (also with a slight design change) with my active sites. Though it’s still a lot (currently 10), most of them don’t need frequent updates.

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Reducing the clutter

March 2nd, 2016

Well, I finally did it. I asked for the hosting account for hachi-roku.net to be cancelled. A few years ago, I made the decision to stop using the domain, yet I had several sites hosted on it. Over time, I moved everything off, but… I couldn’t get myself to cancel the hosting and left it sitting there. It’s like moving out of a house and running around thinking, “did I leave anything behind? Did I forget anything??”

I got my bill for March, and there was a feeling of relief to see it cut in half. Now I only pay for one hosting account instead of two. Even though the account wasn’t something physical, it still felt nice to declutter a little in the digital world. Now I need to take another look at my websites and see if any should be shut down.

I’ve also been trying to declutter at home. Last year, I added a new rule in the house: stop buying new hangers when we run out. This doesn’t mean stop buying new clothes. It means that anything new requires something old to be donated or thrown away. If there are no hangers left, then something must go. That led to this pile of clothing!

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It has grown since then too. I keep seeing things in my closet that I haven’t worn in a while and then I promptly toss it in the pile. Next on my to-do list is scheduling a pick-up with a donation place since I am also donating old kitchen supplies.

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What I’m up to, #6

June 23rd, 2015

Time for another “What I’m up to” entry! This one will be a little different. Normally, I post updates on what I’m sewing, photographing, and playing, but I’m saving the photography part for my next Project 52 recap. I’ve replaced it with which websites I’ve been updating lately!

What I’m sewing

Remember how last time, back in March, I said I was making new curtains? Uh… yeah, I totally procrastinated on that. I started them, then left them sitting there for a few months. However, I felt the itch to sew recently, so I’m working on them again!

This is for our game room, and we really just need a valance (part that goes across the top) to block the light that seeps through the top of the blinds. However, I like the look of curtains on the side, so I added them for decoration. I have most of the valance done and just need to add loops to it!

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