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…


PayPal Sets Own Exchange Rate for Canadian $

According to the Bank of Canada - the Canadian dollar closed today at
1 CAD (closing)1.0151USD

And yet, my purchase of a neat quilt via PayPal has Paypal quoting the following exchange rate:
1 CAD = 0.993893USD

This isn't the first time I've come across wonky, phony exchange rates. Many American retailers and institutions are choosing to ignore the differences in exchange now. They think they can pretend and the nasty expensive Canadian dollar will go away?