Why I hate the dorm life… Why it is good for me…

I’ve talked about this several times with my family and friends and I’ve finally come up with the conclusion that while I absolutely hate the dorm life, it is good for me at the same time and that makes me hate it even more.

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Why I need to move out…

Hey guys! This is a rant post I needed to post after what happened today and this past few weeks since I’ve been home. I password protected this post so that my parents would not read it as they would get offended and that’s one thing that comes to mind as why I need to move out. I’ll get more into that later though. I decided to make this public because I don’t care if they read it anymore.

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PICTURE HEAVY: Just Stuff….

Hey guys!

So, my first semester at college was okay. Nothing great happened. In fact, my pal, pillow, sister, puppy, and just an amazing friend, Tessie died from a bone eating Cancer in September. :( It sucked but life goes on…

Below I have other things that aren’t so depressing. LOL Trust me, I know how depressing this sounds. You can skip past this section. Each section is going to be labeled below.

In memorial, here are a few pictures of her…

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Missing Features in The Sims 4.

After viewing an article titled “89 Missing Features from The Sims 4” I got very outraged.

I just pre-ordered & then downloaded & then played TS4 after waiting all of this time and it is missing ALL of the “good” features from The Sims 3. I’m thinking right now, “What the hell, EA? What is going on with y’all? Ruining my favorite franchise!” I love this franchise so much that I own The Sims Forum. Although it is new (released it with the release of TS4) and although I am pissed about TS4, I know my anger will die down. So, I am keeping it forever! LOL

I have now googled “Missing Features from TS4” and a lot of them say the same thing as the first article I linked.

Here are a few things I think should be added into TS4 to get me to purchase it again…

I posted this on my forum with the top one’s that I hated (visitors can post there) => 89 Missing Features from The Sims 4.

I just felt like I should also post them here.

  1. No Create-A-Style (CASt) => Seriously? Why not?
  2. No Toddlers & No Pools => I reiterate, Seriously? Why not? Maybe we will get it later but this should have been something added right off the bat. Come on, EA? What is going on?
  3. No Modifications to world/public spaces => WTH? This is the biggest one for me. For the time I did play, the biggest lots were 30×20 or vice versa… that is NOTHING for me. I easily fill up a 60×60 lot with junk. That is STUPID!
  4. No open world; You must incur a loading screen between each active lot & each neighborhood has 1-5 lots total => I can confirm the neighborhood (stupid)… WHY are we going back in time, EA? I thought the point was to get RID of loading screens by now… it is 2014 for god’s sake! Seriously?

That’s not even covering anything else I found on these links. This is just really disgusting me.

I even tried to post the positives of the game… => A few awesome features in The Sims 4. That still didn’t help. I am simply waiting on the $72 refund back to my CC and I already uninstalled the game and I will forever stay a Sims 3 fan. This just freaking sucks monkey balls.

What do you think? Do you think I’m over-reacting?

P.S. My free domain giveaway is still going on… I’m sure you saw it linked in a previous blog here as well, enter at either place. It is the same giveaway. :)

 

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Leaving for College + GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys!

So, today may be the day that I leave for college. I’m not a freshman, I am a junior but I took my first to college years online at one of the schools in Florida.  I’m excited for the leave and nervous. I already know I’m going to cry during the drive there. It is going to be sad because I’ve gone through so much here. Continue reading

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The Help Me Code Club — My Forum Baby!

Hey guys!

So, I wanted to dedicated at least one blog entry to all of my sites (except this one cause I have an “about” page for a reason) but I wanted to do the website individually. With that said, this blog post is (as you’ve guessed… LOL I mean read… teehee) about The Help Me Code Club aka my forum baby! <3

This is a forum that is near and dear to my heart because it is something that I am really passionate about. It is for helping people learn to code as well as put up websites and once they get their websites, maintaining them by gaining visitors, members, etc. It is something that I came up with after deciding what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I want to be a Computer Teacher but most importantly someone who teaches people to code. :) I’m not as fluent with coding as I hope to be before I start doing this as my job but for now, I feel like this is the best thing I could have. I plan to keep this website for the rest of my life and watch it grow and blossom from the small site that it is right now.

I plan to get my Bachelor’s in Education (most likely Elementary Education) and then go back for my Master’s in Computer Science as well as any other Computer degree’s I feel like I need to be proficient as a computer teacher inside and outside the classroom. I also plan to host a club or some kind of class where anyone of all ages can learn about the computer from the most basics (Word, Typing, etc.) to the more advanced (C++, Python, etc.) This was something I came up with just now and I am loving the idea already. <3 You have no idea how much I love knowing exactly what I want to do in my life.

Anyway, this forum is still looking for people to design for Credits (forum money) or Real Money as well as people to help moderate as well as members to post around. I would really appreciate it if you had an interest at all in Computer Science that you would join my club. It would help me a lot even if you did simply post around. :)

I’m also thinking about adding a staff of people (including myself) that write tutorials or articles to help people come to the site. I’m still discussing this with my staff but for now I will be writing the tutorials and posting them. I provide support via the tutorials as well. If you have any ideas for some tutorials, leave me a comment below. I could use all of the ideas that I could get. :) I have at least 10 ideas in the works (a few require me to learn JavaScript & more advanced PHP first) but I could always use more inspiration. :)

If you are wondering what script I am running my forum with, I am using Invision Power Board from Invision Power Services. I have it renewed all of the way up to February 2015 as I am hoping to upgrade to IPB 4.0 when it comes out and all of my applications & themes are upgraded. I hope that doesn’t mean me upgrading again….but if it does, it is worth it because IPB 4.0 looks great! <3

Please visit the site and tell me what you think. I would LOVE to hear your criticism. :)

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Why I can’t host on VPSL or HD?

Hey guys!

Now that I have finally finished working on The Help Me Code Club 1 I can finally focus my efforts on my other websites. 2

Since I’ve become a member on a number of forums 3 I have come across people asking about HostDime.com & VPSLatch.net and their services. When I do, I fake cry because I can no longer host with them and I love their services to death. I fake cry for several reasons-

  1. It isn’t worth real tears
  2. It was my own fault
  3. It is completely stupid that I caused this upon myself

I have not been able to host with them for several (more like 2) years now. Not that I would want to at this point as…

  1. I don’t have the money now that I am going off to college
  2. I am “drifting away” 4 from my hosting site, I still want to host people but I’m not as serious about it anymore
  3. There’s no point in owning a VPS/Dedicated Server if my forum runs fine on shared hosting (that doesn’t have any issues since I got it on 8.1.2014) and I’m not seriously hosting people. That would be a waste of money.
  4. Their reseller plans are wayyyyy overpriced. They will tell you “It’s because we give you this or that” but, in reality, other hosts give you that standard and don’t overcharge you for it.

Now to answer the question I’ve been pestered about on the forums I join (unintentionally, I’ve been meaning to share this anyway..)-

Why can’t I host on VPSL or HD?

To answer this question thoroughly I have to go back in time and tell you about how I have been with all of my hosts… even today with DriveHosting.org.

Part 1 – My first domain & subdomains

When I first started with my websites, I was about 12 years old and I was hosting with freewebs.com (now webs.com). At first I used a subdomain (sugarblossom.webs.com) but then I got my mom to purchase me Sugar-Blossom.com and that’s when I purchased my first domain. That was all of the way back in 2005. My domain was a blog and I wanted to give away stuff for Neopets.com as I was a huge Neopets fan at the time.

Then, I found a hosting site… Light-Flash.net (doesn’t exist anymore) and I signed up for my first subdomain where I had FTP access… sugarblossom.light-flash.net… eventually after 3 months or so the host disappeared and so did my site (though I still think I have the backup for it somewhere).

That’s when I went back to freewebs and continued with the site for a few years…

Part 2 – My first domains with GoDaddy.comNameCheap.com

My first domain that I purchased from GD was sugar-blossom.net as I wanted to continue with the site but I also wanted FTP access. We were able to purchase it for $0.99 and it was awesome. I kept it for a year but only used it for 6 months before I was asking my mom for forever-angel.info well… we spelled it wrong and I ended up owning both forever-angel.info and forever-angle.info LOL Anyway, after those domains I wanted to be able to host off of GoDaddy as I didn’t like that bar at the top of my website… So, I kept them and learned how to use nameservers at the age of 15.

At this point I was becoming very educated about the online world but still did not know as much as I do now (obviously). While I had forever-angel.com I was very active on this site called CreateBlog.com (links to my profile). I realized while I was on there that this wasn’t the type of site I wanted to be apart of because everyone there was so mean to people who did not know how to code or design that well. I was a newbie that had just received Adobe Creative Suite 5 and did not know how to use it that well. I would jump between CS5 and GIMP.
While I was on that website, blogging, I had met Georgina & Kya. This was when I was 15, so 6 years ago, so in 2008. They amazed me back then by their coding skills and their design skills. I have always looked up to them and will always look up to them in the future. I can only see them getting better and better.

Anyway, I was hosted by Kya while she owned Bubble.nu (her ex-hosting site) and I loved every minute of it. That’s when I learned about NC and decided I was going to purchase some domains from there. I do believe (not 100% sure) my first domain I purchased from them was a transfer of forever-angel.info and I used my own money that I saved up. When I learned that NC did contests for domains I was ecstatic but I have not won the grand prize yet due to the fact that I can’t force myself to stay up all hours of the night and day just to answer questions. Plus, half of the questions I don’t even know so I end up not answering first anyway. Lol I’m to tired for that.

The next domain I purchased was the one I’ve owned ever since. I purchased it 8.14.2010 and it is called InkedByErin.info besides this one that was purchased 5.30.2012 it is my baby. I have yet to find a use for it but I still love it just as much as I love this domain. I don’t see myself ever letting it expire. <3 5

While I had these domains I was going in between a few free hosts like Kya and others that I knew from blogging. Until 2010 I had not paid for hosting at all. I thought it was a waste of money because I was with Kya and she was hosting me for free as well as creating layouts for me.

Part 3 – Purchasing Reseller Hosting

While I was with Kya, I had purchased Hostwish.net6 and I needed reseller hosting. So, I purchased it from her. I was hosting people for free and I loved it.  I could not think of anything better to do with my time and I felt like I was helping a lot of people. That was back in 2010 and even 4 years later I remember that feeling and I love it which is why it is so hard for me to let go of my hosting site, regardless of its name.7

Fast forward, I had found HostClearly.com and I decided to host with them… well, while I had my service with them all of my websites got hacked… not once, not twice, but THREE times since I was hosted with them altogether. After the first time, I secured everything with WP plugins and secure passwords and everything and yet STILL I was hacked again… I was furious so I left.

Part 4 – Purchasing VPS/Dedicated Server Hosting

I went over to Kelsey‘s host, Darren, and got free hosting with Jenna/Jennifer/My Stalker8 Well, that was another nightmare. Darren would hit on me and although I got my first taste of root access on a server, it was awful cause nothing would work and whenever I needed help he wasn’t on and it was just worse than HC.

So, I moved back to HC… well, while I was with them this time… I was hacked for the third time. That’s when I realized that while I am hosting with them my websites aren’t safe. It had to be their server or something. (this was in 2012-2013 that I was hosted with HC, so fairly recently) That’s when I left again.

I went back to Darren’s hosting but couldn’t take him hitting on me and Kelsey was no help cause she was like “You’ll just get used to it… no biggie”. So, I left after finding VPSL.

That was the best time of my life. Jenna & I left for VPSL and loved it. This was before they merged with HD, when they did merge, I left them for another host (don’t ask me who, I don’t remember). I didn’t know who HD was at the time so I was scared that my VPS would go down.

Eventually, I made my way back to VPSL and that’s when I realized that HD wasn’t so bad. So, I purchased a VPS from HD (instead of VPSL) and loved it… well, due to the price, I cancelled it and that’s when I doomed myself for all eternity… not even joking… Why do I say that… well, let me state the next order of events like this… (these are all from HD)

  1. When I cancelled, I couldn’t find a better host so I purchased a dedi & it was awesome! no downtime or anything & support was amazing.
  2. Price & parent pressure= cancelled (after about 2-3 months)
  3. No better host = VPS
  4. Price & parent pressure= Cancelled (after about 2-3 months)
  5. No better host = Dedi
  6. Price & parent pressure= Cancelled (after about 2-3 months)
  7. No better host = Dedi

Now, at this point, I was asking about cancelling because of the price again. That’s when they warned me that they had the right to not allow me to host on their network anymore. I understood because… just LOOK at the above. Lol I cancelled anyway… Then I came back on with a VPS and this time after 3 months cancelled… they didn’t say anything… VPS again cancelled and BAM! They told me I couldn’t host with them. That was about a year after the warning. I was kind of heartbroken because I love their services but can’t deal with the price but the price was what made me be like “ok, I can handle this”.

I understand 100% why they kicked me off (found out a few months ago that they deleted my CORE account as well… lol) and I don’t blame them. I would have kicked me off sooner. LOL Maybe in a few years (after college) I will see what they say if I need hosting with them (as I would rather try and fail with them before choosing another hosting company) but until then I will always talk them up because no matter what happens, I caused this on myself, they didn’t do anything to make me not want to host with them (besides the price… though in hindsight I probably would have cancelled like that anyway regardless of the price). I caused this on myself and they don’t deserve me bad-mouthing them when I DID THIS TO MYSELF. It was NOT their fault… they had AWESOME hosting and they did NOTHING wrong. I realized that at the time and I know that now.

I will forever more continue to say how awesome and fast their support, accounting, billing, sales, etc. staff was, how it was awesome that they could get me to a supervisor if I didn’t agree with something… and how their live chat support staff was on 24/7. Afterall, I had managed services with them, I wouldn’t expect any less. All of those reviews online saying that the uptime was awful and that the security on the servers were awful or that ANYTHING AT ALL was awful, are WRONG I had a reseller for 1 month with them and it was JUST AS good as their VPS & Dedicated server options. It had just as fast speeds, uptime was just as good, support was just as good, and so was everything else.

Even if you are with VPSL, you can see that everything is just as good as how it is with HD. It is awesome. <3 You cannot get me to say anything bad about them even if you paid me.

Part 5 – After VPSL/HD

From then on, I went back to HC (got hacked again) so I left and I’ve been bouncing around resellers to the point where it gets ridiculous. Now I am with NC (yearly paid shared hosting) and have been for 1 month next month (lol) and DH (free reseller hosting) for 1 month next week.

I realized why I was doing the back and forth with VPSL/HD & that was because I am so indecisive that it affects my whole life. I have issues making decisions to this day. I never want to make the wrong one… in the end, I end up making the wrong one. LOL so, yeah… That’s my hosting story. Bash me all you want in the comments. I can take it!

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Hello world!

I accidentally deleted my database so until I can remember what I posted my last blog about (or even remember what was in it) I will keep this here. I’ll just blog again with the previous post.

I’m so glad to have my blog back! I missed it so much. <3 *kisses the site* YIPEEE! Lol /don’t judge me

If you don’t know me, read my about page. If you do, WELCOME BACK! Anyway, keeping this short. BYE EVERYONE!