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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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New layout: version 6

April 12th, 2015

Finally, a new layout! The previous one was up for over two years. I originally wanted to change layouts back in January for the new year, but I didn’t have any ideas back then.

I think you can guess that the person in the photo is me. Now that it’s up, I’m kind of weirded out by being in the header XD;; I wanted something to show a few of my favorite hobbies. From left to right: photography, drawing, sewing, and gaming.

The photo was kind of a pain to take. For some reason, my wireless shutter release and my wireless flash triggers don’t play well together. I set up two speedlight flashes for this shot, and I couldn’t get both flashes to fire consistently when triggering my camera remotely. (Maybe this is a sign that I need better flash triggers, sigh.) But! After many, many tries, I finally got a photo I liked :)

If you’re wondering how my DSLR can be there at the same time of this photo, it’s because I used my old DSLR (Canon 50D) to take it, which let me place my newer DSLR (Canon 6D) in the shot. Having two can be handy at times!

If anything doesn’t look right, please let me know! I’m still poking around to see if I missed any places. I’m also going to keep this entry short because a couple coworkers are about to come over to work on a project. A few entries ago, I mentioned winning our company’s hackathon, which was plugin-themed. We are getting our plugin ready to be released next month!

Anyway, I hope you guys like the new layout :) I have a couple home decor entries in draft that I will be putting up shortly!