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…


Searching Trends

In the past week, the top 3 searches to jules.ca have been:

  • Anything webkinz related (from wanting free codes to knowing if the site was down)
  • Anything Tim Horton’s related (from wanting to know about payment methods, to the new Tom Horton’s Master [loser] Card
  • Anything Shopper’s DrugMart Related (from finding an email address to knowing if they sell Webkinz)
Curious - Another big result was wanting to know what US vendors are now shipping to Canada.  Apparently the currency peaking really has more Canadians interested in on-line shopping…. and it’s about time!  Now really, who wants to stand in line, along with all the other great unwashed masses to buy things that you could easily “click click click” in the comfort of your home.  No sweaty forehead, no kids crying, no silly people wearing on your nerves. No long wait times in lines.  At some point, I would think that the traditional stores will/should start feeling the pressure from on-line vendors, and smarten up, or at least add another cash register.  There’s nothing worse than a big box store that has 10 registers, and only 4 of them are open, yet each of the open registers has a line 5 deep. Canadian Tire is one of the worst at this, [not counting Walmart - who is the ABSOLUTE worst]. I’ve given up trying Canadian Tire in-real-life, and have resorted to their online version.

If I’m in ANY store now (not counting fast food, of course), and there is a line of more than 4 people, and there are multiple registers, I’m outta there faster than you can say Debit or Credit. I’m always good to be polite and tell people WHY I’m leaving, and I set everything down carefully, [usually close to the register] but I leave.