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…


Are The Internets Safe?

The first Christmas dinner of the year included an interesting conversation that the Wiz and I had with some friends of the family.  Both the Wiz and I are consummate on-line shoppers - he's more eBay than I am, but I can find things FAST and check out and be onto new adventures.This year, we only bought one thing in a store. And that's because we had to pick it up, (gee thanks Canadian Tire).  That being said - we were able to pinpoint the availability of a specific, purple bicycle using the Canadian Tire site.  Everything else was bought on-line, and delivered to the house. Spectacular.When we were amazing the dinner guests with tales of on-line adventures, one big question kept repeating itself - But Is it Safe?And the only response we could come up with is that it's not any less safe than shopping in real life, and likely may even be more safe, since there's no creepy person standing near you, to peek at your credit card info or your debit pin. Heck - if you shopped in real life last Dec-Jan at Winners, Home Sense or TJ Max, you were completely busted. Your credit cards were cancelled, and really bad things (tm) happened to you.  I've been shopping on-line for a handful of years now. I hate malls. I detest lines.  Strangers with coughs make me cringe.Give me a couch, a laptop and a credit card any day.

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