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…


Rant of the Day - Cell Phone Callers

Why is it that people can take such liberties when calling a cell phone number?
Any time of the day or night.
Any amount of times in a row.
Regardless of importance, someone will call a cell phone 5 times in a row, never leaving a message, just hanging up and redialing at will. Feeling like a semi-automatic rifle shot.

No amount of *ignore* seems to trigger the appropriate reponse.

Is it because a cell phone carries a different respect than a land line?
Is it assumed that the phone is off, until it's turned on?
Does a cell phone convey the message of *I'm always available*?

The wiz's cell phone starts ringing by 8 am most days. It's a predictable pattern, cell phone, home phone, cell phone. Only a message gets left after the 3rd attempt.
For the love of the sweet baby jesus. Respect the phone, regardless of its status - wireless or wire line.

I'd love my wireless carrier [or cellphone manufacturer, for that matter] to create an enhanced ignore option. One that delivers 120 volts of unadulterated electricity to the caller's ear.

Yes, I'm the one who hits the ignore button. Ahem.