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…


A Plethora of Saturday Content

Oh joy Saturday. With a plethora of possible content at my fingertips, it's impossible to make a decision on which direction to go in.

Their Caledonia house is no longer a home
A "backwards day" scenario whereby the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario government have given up trying to protect an Ontario couple who are experiencing the misfortune of having their home behind a Native Canadian barricade in Caledonia.  Left to their own defenses, the couple has finally taken a page out of the Native Canadian playbook, gotten a good lawyer and is suing the government and police.

Canadians Sue over Cell Phone Access Fee.
This kerfuffle seems to rear it's ugly head every few years...A group of well meaning Canadians band together to try and stick it to the Canadian wireless carriers, trying to figure out if the network access fee charge is really for network improvements, or is simply a cash grab. This time though, an industrious lawyer has hyper-jacked the charge into a Class Action Lawsuit that carriers are going to have a tougher time burying. More and more cell phone toting Canadians jump on the bandwagon, hoping to grab their share of the bounty.  Could this be another example of taking a page from the Native Canadian playbook?

Glencoe Fair Rocks Rural Village
If you find yourself in Middlesex County this weekend, the 131st Annual Glencoe Fair opens,  expecting to draw crowds to the small, Southwestern Ontario village numbering in the thousands.  With a Demolition Derby, Midway and the ever popular Baby show, the weekend is expected to offer something to please everyone.  Not to be missed: The Country and Western Video Dance. Be sure to try the Souvlaki, and don't forget to buy a ticket for a chance to win your very own steer from the Fair Board. Alas, no one is getting sued yet in Glencoe - but the weekend isn't over yet.