telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Being in Love means Never Having to Use the Same Browser

… strange, but true. Simpler wordes were never spoken.

The wiz and I, by mutual agreement, don’t use the same browser when we are on the net, even if we may use the same computer.

It keeps things simple, sane and agreeable. We have our own favourites, our own way of doing things, and even better, we can keep our preferences and passwords to ourselves. He likes IE, I am a Flocker.

The other night, we were discussing why Flock was better than Firefox. (I am painfully aware of how geeky that sounds). It was easy for me to say:

  • the blogging capabilities in Flock are amazing
  • the tabbed browsing rocks
  • the integration with my delicious bookmarks and flickr make it solid

But the best reason, Flock knows what to do with IE sites that are made JUST for IE. Firefox doesn’t (or didn’t) know what to do wth those sites, and went off and pouted when I tried to access them. This would be especially true with corporate intranets (those beasts are always made for IE)…

Still, the list could go on, and yet, the wiz just shook his head with a grin.

And then opened his IE browser. Neophyte.

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