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…


Alibris: The Best Book Selling Application

I’ve been an Alibris customer for about a year now. I was looking for a specific book., “The Last Canadian” - one of those books you have to read in elementary school. It’s about one last Canadian man who manages to survive a global plague.  I’m a post-apocalyptic fiction geek. It was easily obtained on Alibris, and for a song. OF course, I can’t find the book again anywhere ;-)

Over the Christmas holidays, I decided to take a hard look at my library, and realized that I needed to cull, in order to allow for room for more books :-)  I joined the Alibris Seller hub, and enlisted the assistance from the chickadees to read out ISBN numbers, which i then plugged into Alibris to create my inventory. 184 books later, and I’m about 1/2 done.  The Alibris Sellers Hub matches what you’ve got to sell with what other folks are looking for, and voila! Already I’ve made one sale! You can set your prices, choose the quality characteristics of your materials and the ISBN number takes care of the rest of the details! I only had a handful of books where the ISBN number couldn’t be found, and Alibris still lets you add to your collection, it’s just a bit more manual.

I think I’m addicted - I check the Hub every morning to see if anything has sold, and I am also adding more and more books to the wishlist, to fill in the soon-to-be empty shelves in the library! If you are falling out of love with Chapters or Amazon, I HIGHLY recommend giving Alibris a read. You never know what you might find!!!

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