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…


Spammers Shut Down? Or Just Delayed?

Four e-mail spamming ops shut down(15 Sep 2006)The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has shut down four illegal e-mail spamming operations, including one that offered the opportunity to "date lonely wives," the agency said....

ITWorld Canada - The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

Funny, that the FCC has to get involved to shut down spammers.  In my past experience, if you were a spammer in Canada, as soon as you sent out more than 100,000 emails, you were breaking a gazillion terms of use policies with the ISP, even if you were a wholesale hosting customer. I would have thought the same rules would have applied.  And if there weren't rules to that effect, some light bulb would start creating them as part of the terms of service in the contracts.  Silly loopholes.  Nothing feels better than shutting down someone who's in breach of the terms of service.

It's the little things that can make your day.

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