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…


Fireworks, Bylaws and Guaranteed Identity Authentication

So - it was a busy long weekend :-)
3 days of amateur fireworks in the neighbourhood.
The desire to create a bylaw that would ban fireworks in subdivision neighbourhoods has taken over my sense of being. I can't have a chiminea or a closed fire in my backyard, but how come some nutbar with no proven life skills whatsoever can set off fireworks 20 feet from my house; at ANY hour of the day?

It would have been neat to be able to log a complaint at 11:30 pm with the City of Richmond Hill, with my name, credentials and location, as well as the location of the offending fireworks fool. Calling and leaving a message on an answering machine is not effective.  Speaking with someone live may not be effective either, depending on their skill and experience level.  I'd rather log into a site, provide identity credetials, and log the complaint.

People could become accountable, responsible, and verifiable. No more hiding on the internet, not if you wanted to participate in certain arenas.

Imagine the neatness of being able to have identity credentials on the internet. Yes, I realize there are a few neat authentication keys available, but they aren't really easy enough for the average Joe or Josephine, and they haven't really taken off. is it a fingerprint scan on your keyboard? Maybe. Is it an authentication server that confirms you are who you say you are? Maybe.  Likely it's a combo of the 2, yet in a format that would be easy for novice computer folks to implement and feel secure about.

Hmmm... I'd love to serve someone with a digital noise bylaw ticket.

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