Bloggeur Hipster depuis 2000.


Many many things have occured.

It's been a while (as usual) since I've had an update.  Somewhat unsurprising to be fair, since I have a good few projects on the go.

Day job is busy, I'm currently on a new project on their side, so it keeps me thinking.  Side work is also keeping my weekends booked too.

But on the site, I'm presently advertising more and getting some extra clicks in.  But considering how much AdWords are charging, it's not really paying out as of yet.  But it's early doors, so one shall see.

Madame Katze is still her bubbly self, I caught her giving me devil eyes while sleeping in a ball.

freaky it wasRéduire )

Aside from her disposition it has been not too bad, she seems to be growing old and less inclined to murder as often.   Even when she does get the harness on, which considering there are rat traps everywhere outside, it's quite important.

she still detests itRéduire )

I'm desperately trying to get some time to get work done in my site https://www.mmn.on.ca/, get a few ends tied up and in a better condition.  If anybody got some SEO ideas, I'm down for them.

I'll try to spend my train journey in to work with a bit more posting in mind, but no promises, I'm not very morning friendly.


Madame Katze is Displeased

She is positively murderiousRéduire )

Face Hate

A great start to the year

The usual new year fun of walking home as, although the RATP likes to shout that everything is free and easy to get home, it very much isn't.

Not a single bus or métro runs near my house from the 1er, so lolz.

But to add on to this, my phone decided that life was too hard and completely died, meaning I'm slowly being locked out of accounts and unable to do anything at all.  Plus I'm completely uncontactable outside of my house, and for Whatsapp, just not at all contactable anywhere.  Happy days.

The irony is that I can't even buy a new phone on a contract, since my banking app is tied to that piece of shit, it won't allow me to authorise the transation.

So fuck you 2018, you're already being a pain in the ass.

Smoking is Evil

Sometimes you just got to blog it

Considering that I have zero battery in my Nintendo 3DS, I decided to take this opportunity of a train ride to blog about things. 

The last entry was about trains (lolz) and before that CRM, because I am that cool.  Incidental side note, I did miss the same train that I did yesterday, but this time because it didn't have a front sign and wasn't on the screens.  One would think this is a personal battle of wills right now.

But moving on, I've had quite a busy few weeks, I reorganised the phone system on MMN, added a new telephone number in Montréal.  How it works now, is instead of taking extra time with a language IVR, the Toronto number is in English and the Montréal number is in French.  For French / English service in these areas, just call the toll free number.  Winner.

I've also cleaned up parts of the website, working on Wordpress to make the site run faster as it can be a tiny bit slow, even with Cloudflare CDN.  I've also had a chance to try Yandex Mail through the cw.nf email addresses, as they're now hosted via the CRM.  It's not too bad, although there are some issues with sending to some domains.  So good that the main accounts still run through G Suite.

I do also need to keep an eye on the BBS modem line, as the computer running that is struggling with life in general, and will lock up randomly.  Which I'm fairly sure it did again this morning, the BBS server also hilariously restarted itself, which I didn't pick up until last night.  So it's back up now.

I'm trying to also investigate a way that I can keep ec.je from redirecting to my LJ address, because SEO.  I've seen that it is possible, I'm not totally sure how though.  Perhaps I may just contact the LJ.

I was also very smart about renewals on both cw.nf and ec.je, as they are pretty expensive to do and knowing full well that I'll regret not doing it earlier, I took the bite at Christmas pay / invoice time.  I'm not feeling it now, but it's better than being slammed for the next two months.   Plus this gives me the opportunity to renew mmn.on.ca, mrman.net, mrman.ca and mmni.ca for three or four years each.

I'm trying to think what other news that I have, other than Kaja being a complete miserable bitch, although she did have weaponised poo in front of the door this morning, then decided to start licking up the bleach I put down.  If you haven't guessed, she was totally savage when I stopped her.  Girl has some problems.

Anyways, since I can't think of much else, I'll save this entry and post it on later as I have zero WiFi now.  Have a good day and all that.


2 minutes, mais non, 13 lol.

Having started the day with SNCF (Sorry, Not Coming Fuckers) slamming the train doors in the middle of a group still getting on a train, and then needing to wait 15 minutes for the next.  One could imagine that the trip back would be less, irritating.

Oh how wrong I was, my magical bus for the uncountable time, was arriving in 2 minutes.  I check my phone, recheck the arrival time, and we're at 13 minutes.

I spent the time trying to check down the road if I had missed my bus, but I did not, and raining like feck it still was.  Thanks RATP, vous êtes sympa.

But looking all that to one side, I present this cartoon.

En lire plus...Réduire )

Grumpy Cat


So having found a new CRM and really testing it out, I've been madly bringing everything across from EspoCRM.

Granted it's a paid for product, but considering my invoicing level is at the stage where I should really be investing in the business and making an effort at marketing, client management and the like.  The good thing so far is the intigration in to the phone system, right now, not so much of a problem, but if things pick up then I'll be able to get a few people involved.  Which is good since the phone system will try and connect a contact to their account manager.

It's fully online so I don't need to get physical phones involved and it even works via browser, so I can really do things from anywhere.

Since my laptop is not having life though, I'm getting one of my old PCs to be a dedicated work unit, to make things a bit simplier and better.

I've also brought across my work email domain cw.nf to Yandex Mail, which is intigrated with the CRM.  It's a bit different, but everything is going well for the moment.  Basically this is my saturday night, I'm getting old, clearly.


Four Days of Pure Hell

If anybody has previously used any form of public transport in Paris, I'm sure you realise that it can be a living nightmare.

Ligne 13 happens to be Satan's rolling lounge at the best of times, a carrousel of lost baggage at the worst.

This week has been pretty bad for both the RER and 13.

Supprimé bitchRéduire )

Luckily for me two of those days both were out at the same time.  The other two, well, they took turns.

I can't say that I'm glad to see this week over, but quite frankly it's best it's gone.  Forever.


Shameless Promotion

Having somewhat over booked myself today, and unable to get back to sleep, I decided that I should put a bit more effort in to my advertising.  At the moment it is quite, figure it out myself and hope I don't break things.  But it seems to be working out.

After checking the pricing promos, I decided to highlight two of them on my main website.  My days as a copyrighter and perhaps even an eMarketing Guru are more than likely, not looking too great, I did actually put some effort in to it.  Whether or not this volley will gain some views, I'm not sure, but at least I'm starting to build things up.

After my bout in Guerilla Marketing™, I moved in to familiar territory with adding codification down in to my CRM and setting up client profiles to start moving towards sending my first email newsletter.  A well thought out one at that.

This should keep me productive for the coming months, which is great as I've received two tax bills at once, both due at the end of the month ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.


Cheesy Instagram Photo

Because you just can't do a post without one

Take that moon.Réduire )

Smoking is Evil

Changes to Reverse DNS and Server Names

Nothing I do enjoy more on a Sunday is to get my DNS on. More so this weekend, when I originally registered ec.je*, I wanted it to be my main domain for everything. Not so much front end, but back end.

Since I've not really had a lot of time to deal with anything lately, it has taken some time to get in on cleaning up my horrendous zone files and get the rDNS going to the correct place.  Finally I have and it's wünderbar !

I've had the opportunity to finally rename most of my servers under the ec.je domain, anything that exchanges mail it going under a .mx.ec.je, anything that is a proper fixed mail server is under .mail.ec.je and at that point I got lost.  You see I have non mail servers, web servers, or strange servers that do mysterious things.  Do I put these under .srv.ec.je, do I think of something more, epic, like .web.ec.jeilluminati.ec.je ?  I'm looking for suggestions and I could think that anybody here on the LiveJournal could really give me an idea.

I'm totally open to suggestions here, just let I know in the comments, and potentially you could be forever engraved in to the ec.je zone file.

* I also registered cw.nf, but that is for free web hosting.


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