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…


Booking with Air Canada

I spent a considerable amount of time on the Air Canada site last week, booking my flight to Vancouver. You have no idea how many people want to go to Vancouver on a Tuesday. I picked what I thought would be an innocuous time… noon.

Click, click and another click, and I had the flight booked (for some reason it says it’s going to take me 5 and a half hours to get there, but that’s another story). Then I was presented with the option of being able to pre-book a seat.  Wow!!! This is new, I thought. Alas - there were only 7 seats available. All were in the *middle* - meaning no window or no aisle options. Eww. Now, had I known that prior to booking that specific flight, I would have chosen a different time to fly. Why wouldn’t Air Canada let you see the seating *before* doing the final booking?

It’s like buying Ticketmaster Tickets before knowing you were going to be in the nosebleed section.  It’s like reserving a room in a hotel, and then finding out you are tucked behind the kitchen. Eww.  

Now, not only am I disgruntled because I *have* to fly on Air Canada, and not with the friendly Westjetters, but already I’m dreading being stuck in the MIDDLE of strangers. Both ways, I might add.