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…


The New Age of Photo Albums

(cross posted from Floobergeist Fotos)
It’s a brave new world when it comes to turning your digital creativity into something that can be preserved and shared in an analog world.
Over the holidays, I created and published 2 hardcover photography books to give to different families as Christmas presents.

It was a labour of love.
After testing various different photo book publishing applications, I decided that Blurb was the solution that fit my requirements the best.
  • needed to offer a configurable dust jacket
  • needed to have reasonable software to download (I wanted something more than just drag and drop in a browser window
  • needed to have LOTS of configuration choices in the format of the overall book, as well as individual pages
  • needed to have a great price for 40+ pages
Blurb answered all those requirements, the main one being the dust jacket.  Blurb didn’t charge me extra for the dust jacket, unlike some of the alternative publishers.

It took me about 2 weeks to finalize the formatting and the pictures for each book.
Ordering was a SNAP.
Delivery was speedy.
Books were outstanding.
The printing and the photos were incredible.

Due to the subject matter (pictures of little kids and the wild internet don’t mix very well), I unfortunately can’t show you how the exact books turned out… but I will be creating new ones, and will provide you with the URL to them!