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…


Moving Chris Gardiner from under the Gardiner

An interesting story popped up this week, or was pulled down, I should say.  Chris Gardiner, a homeless man, who was living under the Gardiner Expressway, under one of the ramps to Spadina, was evicted yesterday, and his home was dismantled to make room for desperate repairs needed to the popular highway.

I find it curious that he felt that it was his right to live there, and that any offers of help from the city to relocate him, or find him housing were rejected.  His claim was that it's "against his religion to rent from a landlord".  Essentially, he didn't believe in land ownership.  I'm not convinced that land ownership can be claimed as a religious belief, or if it was simply a fitting arguement to the man's situation.  Regardless, he's now gone, but has told the city "they have't seen the last of me yet".


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