FYI – I’ll be away from Monday morning to propably late Tuesday night (GMT+2 time zone). I’m also switching ISPs (yay! the uploading has been a pain in the ass the last 7 days – the connection likes to die several times an hour) and naturally the planned installation day (which I can’t choose) falls to when I’m not home to verify it immediately. According to them, it should happen all automatically without problems but based on past experience, I’m not counting on it.
So if I disappear for a while, it’s because they messed it all up and need to send people to un-mess it, and I’ll be back as soon as I can.
Mom’s operation went well and she got back home yesterday as planned. So far she hasn’t had much pain, and she’s feeling alright. The arm pit things were clean and they didn’t have to remove any of them so that’s awesome 😀 but there are other biopsies that we’ll get the results of three weeks from now before we know for sure whether it had spread or not. But so far so good and we’re taking it one step at a time 🙂 But I am very relieved 😀
In other news…
A couple of weeks ago, I adopted a fansite for Game Of Thrones, the HBO tv series. Didn’t announce it until Gertie bought a domain for it: Game Of Thrones Fan. Game Of Thrones is currently the tv series I most look forward to each week 😀
Also, it took a few days, but Gertie finally renewed the domain v-fans.net so the site is back and working again!
I’ve ordered a dedicated ADSL to my appartment because my current one, which is a free one offered by my appartment building, has slowed down unbearably. The new ADSL should be installed on June 7, and it all should happen in such a way that I don’t loose internet accessibility at any point, I’ll believe it when I see it. So I might disappear for a bit if something goes wrong with it.
The domain v-fans.net, which fan-sites.org owns, has expired. I have notified Gertie and I’m soon she’ll renew it as soon as she sees the message.
Life is shit. Just when my own health problems are getting better and I can pretty much have a normal life now (yay!), my Mom gets sick: first PMR (Polymyalgia rheumatica) diagnosed in March, and this week the regularly made (every 1-2 years for her age group) mammography revelead breast cancer. The oncologist/surgeon’s consultation is on Friday and the preliminary date for the surgery is next week’s Wednesday.
Apprently it “isn’t the most aggressive form of breast cancer”, and as I understand, it was discovered early (I hope!!!), but still. Shit. Why are we having this streak of bad luck with health stuff? Mom hasn’t had any health problems for like 45 years, and I hadn’t had either until suddenly in 2008. And since then, nothing but??! Stupid life. At least Mom’s “boyfriend” (funny calling a 60+ year old man a boyfriend but they aren’t married so) isn’t having any new developments on health front *knock on wood*
This situation may delay website updates. We don’t know anything about what happens after the surgery yet, what treatments she’ll need to undergo – chemo I believe no matter what, but the others, no idea. Dad had to have the full range of the treatments for his cancer (brain cancer) and he still died four years after the first diagnosis despite two surgeries and all the cancer treatments. I’ve been doing research on breast cancer, and in Finland, 89% of patients are still alive five years later, and “most of them” are considered healed. So that gives hope, right?
Right now I’m not able to concentrate on website stuff much, don’t know what happens when we know more. So updates will happen when they happen.
To my great relief, the renewals/transfers of crystalfires.net and wraithfans.com went well and in fact, has completed already according to Namecheap 😀 So no worries! Nothing’s going offline 😀
It’s that time of year again – weather turns to spring and summer, and I whine about it. It’s been very springy the last two weeks or so, weather is almost hot in the sun but still cold in the shade, and I got the flu to prove it 🙁 And as always in the spring and summer when the sun shines, the inside temperature of my appartment goes up unbearably – it’s already gone up to 27 degrees Celcius… I fucking HATE spring and summer.
Anyway, I I said I got the flu and that pushes my end of hiatus a bit – I had planned to officially come ouf of hiatus in the beginning of May, but now I’m officially pushing it at least mid-May. I’m not going to do anything except script updates (if there are any) until this stupid flu is completely over.
And the last bit of news… I renamed today my LJ account nekhbet_ariane to my original account name ariane179254 – after the first rush of excitment I never really liked the other name, and what I should’ve done when I quit LJ as personal site was delete all posts & everything on ariane179254 and just keep that name. I kept all the connections/posts/whatever between the new name and the old name, so the change should be seamless and nothing gets lost/deleted etc.
Netfirms, where I bought most of my domains, have finished migrating my account(s) to their new Control Panel platform today. The e-mail I got says that the domain DNS will automatically be pointed to the new platform and I don’t know what that means in my case – I don’t host any site with them, only the domains, and the DNS points to fan-sites.org where my sites are hosted. I don’t know if Netfirms is going change DNS point to their platform even when the site isn’t hosted with Netfirms, or whether the original DNS remains in effect (which frankly is bad customer service if it doesn’t). I just checked my domains on their Admin Panel, and seems the informations aren’t there at all. So I guess it’s going to take some time for all the DNS, domain privacy etc. settings to show up in the new Admin Panel.
So this is a heads-up: if my sites go offline in the next few days, don’t worry! I’ll be keeping an eye everything, and make any changes as necessary.
I have enabled hotlink protection for my fanart site http://dreams.crystalfires.net People were linking to my stuff and using up more than 2GB of my bandwithd a month :< Especially a bunch of Portugese/Spanish Spartacus: Blood And Sand forums and sites were doing this with my icons and wallpapers :/ FUCK YOU bandwidth stealers!
As you can see, we have a new look up here! I visited today the awesome site Aun Existe Amor; I have long loved their designs, and was so happy to see that they have released their first WordPress theme I just had to use it immediately!