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…


What People Can Find Out about Me...

.Funny, the things you would take for granted, especially when searching from the comfort and privacy of your own living room…. (or wherever your computer happens to be).

I don’t use AOL, but i bet it’s likely the same for any browsers that you use with some regularity.
As I sit squinting through the sunlight, i realize there is much info about myself on the net, and i’m fairly indifferent to it.  I’m careful with my address, and with my phone number, and i use one email for crap stuff and one for the real deal. I hide info about the wiz and about the chickadees…But that’s about it.

If someone opened my search can of worms they’d likely find that:

  • i do many searches on furniture
  • i do regular searches on movies
  • i do regular searches on people
  • i search for on-line tools and software
  • i search for gadgets
You probably couldn’t tell if i was a man or a woman.  You likely would be able to tell that i lived in the GTA at one time.  You would think i have an unhealthy interest in solid wood furniture.

What are you search secrets?

Techcrunch » Blog Archive » AOL Proudly Releases Massive Amounts of Private Data
The utter stupidity of this is staggering. AOL has released very private data about its users without their permission. While the AOL username has been changed to a random ID number, the abilitiy to analyze all searches by a single user will often lead people to easily determine who the user is, and what they are up to. The data includes personal names, addresses, social security numbers and everything else someone might type into a search box.

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