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…


10 Days In - Life with Mac

If it wasn’t for work, and life bits like showering and eating and sleeping, chances are i would have spent the last 240 odd hours glued to my new mac. I’ve bonded, so to speak.

I’ve migrated all my good media, (and even some bad) I’ve found all the apps that I want to use. I’ve added windows for those apps that just don’t come in an apple flavour. I’ve logged dozens of hours sitting at my cozy chair working, playing and editing.

  • it took 4 days to figure out that there really is a right mouse button.
  • i still don’t have a mouse, and I think I’m ok with that. The touch pad is lovely.
  • windows is slow regardless of what system it’s running on ;-)
Things I still don’t really understand:
  • the brightness of the display tends to change randomly, regardless of whether I’m plugged into power, or using battery power
  • the mac gets damned hot - as hot as my Dell laptop
  • i miss not having a backspace key (maybe there’s something similar I haven’t found yet?)
  • i miss not having home and end keys
  • my airport wireless card sometimes flakes out and loses my internet connection. Not often, but enough to notice
Still. I’m in love.
P.S. Flock rocks on the Mac.