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…


The Very Lovely iPod Touch

33550-1206693-thumbnail.jpg The third trip to the mailbox proved fruitful. The iPod Touch I won by participating in Iotum’s Facebook Free Conference Call contest arrived safely yesterday! Oh and she’s gorgeous.People are right. It’s a very neat device. But it’s the wifi that makes it all the more powerful. I sat in my library for over an hour last night, just sampling songs, deciding on which new tunes were worthy of downloading. At $0.99 a pop, you just don’t want to download willy nilly. :-) I loved the screen resolution on the Youtube videos, the sound quality is astounding. The browsing, once I got the hang of the *pinching* is amazing. Upside:
  1. Great sound quality - even with the included earbuds - the sound was fantastic. Even with a yicky, low quality mp3 i pulled off my home music library, the Touch made it sound quite reasonable!!
  2. Great resolution. Holy Great resolution. I could play Halo on this puppy.
  3. Really good app integration with the Safari Web Browser
  4. The touch screen is very cool. The first question the wiz had was “where’s the stylus?” :-)
  5. I love that there’s a decent display on how much memory is available vs used.
  1. Not thrilled about only being able to link to 5 computers. I’m between computer purchases, and know that in the next year, there’s going to be atleast 2 more new computers to link to.  What happens when you reach your maximum?  Can you reset?
  2. I wish there was better integration with Flickr.
  3. Every app I’ve found is played inside the browser, I wish there were more standalone apps.
  4. The keyboard takes some getting used to - and i don’t even have very overweight fingers…
  5. iTunes wants to sync everything on my laptop with the Touch, and it takes some muscling around to stop that sort of behaviour ;-)
  6. I wish the contacts and calendar would sync with Google, instead of outlook….
Wow - now i want to hack it all up and make it do nutty things. Thank you Iotum!!!!!

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