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I’m vaguebooking here, but shhh.

Picardi Slang

On my road trip series, I have taken the opportunity to bring out the driving licence and get behind the left hand wheel, and explore the France.

It started with an accidental trip down to Orléans, thanks to a missing recharge card for the Nissan LEAF I rented, and has begun to form an actual plan to see how far and what we can reasonably see in an Electric car. Mainly because the rental price is a lot cheaper, but you know, reasons or something.

This time around we went for Compiègne, 77km away from Paris and frought with a series of speed traps, that even Satan himself might feel are a bit unfair*.

The area is quite nice, small little town vibe and of course Jeanne D’Arc was there too, because she seems to have gone everywhere.

Our plan was to walk around, see somethings and have a picnic in the large forest behind the Palais de Compiègne, the weather was kind of OK, somewhat opressive humidity but in the end it cleared for the sun. Considering the outlook from Météo France was full on monsoon, I think it certainly could have been worse.

During our pre picnic walkaround, because our two hours of free parking** was going to expire and there was no way in hell I’d miss out on free parking by paying for it, we saw some of the google recommendations of what to do in this tiny place. Spoiler : not a lot.

After the car was paid up and we went off to the palais, it was a very beautiful experience, sure could have got a nice park in Paris, but it was just a bit different. And the guys, well we played Uno and they enjoyed all the

they could.

Yeah I got busted in an area that was totally not sign posted.

It turns out that since there were no police municipale in the area, everywhere was free parking for the day. So in the end, we were the only idiots to pay. 

Also in case you missed the reference, here it is

Email Changes

Because I started MMN as a hobby, then started to move in to a business context slowly over the years, it’s been hard to seperate my personal things from work things, and this is certainly obvious in my email inbox.

Honestly, I’m starting to lose track of my own things between the automatic notifications from all the systems, business emails, personal emails and everything else.

So I’m starting the process of removing domains from the business G Suite account on to a personal email server.

And this means all the domains I’ve got personally, which are shockingly a lot, are now in to this account.

Over this week, I’ll be sending out an email to people I keep in touch with my personal address and of course start the labourious task of moving everything out one by one.

If you want to email me in the interim, it’s now via this form.

Huzzah for short domains

One thing I like is a good short domain, that is clear considering you’re probably reading this on

I even have a web hosting service on, but with my business email sneaking on to, I decided I needed to have a seperate domain for my personal account.  Something a bit more secure and not as heavily monitored as my mailbox (because all my business emails go through it).

So I went on a search, and after a couple days of combinations, I found  It came to me thinking wildly out of the box, since I’ve had the domain, website and bbs, there have been so many versions since 1996.

To the point I can honestly say, I can not remember what version of MMN I’m sat on today.  I try to avoid making too many changes, but it is a part of time and one has no choice.

On this line of thought, I came out with Version X, not to be confused with an iProduct intrepretation of X being 10.  The X in this case happens to be X replacing a long forgotten number.

So far I have a blogger site on there where I post endless cat photos, I’m probably going to do something more interesting with it soon though.

But for now, is my personal space which I should fill with my ongoing projects and perhaps even one of those marketing guru style about me pages.

However, I would need to discuss this with my new coder whom I recently hired

meet the team

What be new

While I realise it has been a while since I last posted on my forever blog, I as usual am quite busy these days.

But having bought a laptop for work, I can’t really use it for personal reasons, therefore while I was shopping in the high end tech market that is E.Leclerc, I found a rather cheap notebook that I can keep with myself. Further to this, having smashed my previous phone and replaced it. I now have a wifi hotspot I can use without having to faff about with contracts and crap like that.

I guess this is a win, or not, depending on how you look at these things.

Kaja is doing well, as per usual, she’s just coming off heat, so is in a miserable mood. She’s started hissing at me for no reason, which is rich for a creature that was screaming down the house so all the boys come to her yard at all hours.

I currently have this massive cold of doom that is really breaking my balls in half, since it completely blocks off my ability to breathe during the night, one can imagine that my sleeping habits are somewhat feck up as a result.  So I have basically gone from screaming cat to not sleeping anyways.  Classic.

I have also finally improved my phone system, somewhat, still doing some playing around to finalise the best fit for me, but at least I have done away with some IVRs that didn’t need to be on some numbers, fixed up the queuing sequence and a few other things.

I’ve also now been able to pull some reports from the phone system and also work out the billing codes too.  Which is good.

What else can I really update everybody with, not that much really, I spend most of my time on trains for the moment.  I may also be going to Italy for the first time in a couple months, figured I would head down to the south and since I’ll be down there Italy is kind of not that far from Nice, non ?  I think it is a good idea and obviously I will have to get my Italian going.