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…


Who You Gonna Call.... When Your House Needs TLC? Homestars!!!!

It's such a risky business, trying to figure out who to call when your house needs repairs that are beyond your scope of expertise. Aside from canvassing neighbours and friends for referrals, what are you going to do?
Wouldn't it be neat to be able to find recommendations for plumbers, handymen, electricians, landscapers and flooring companies from folks in your area who you don't necessarily know?

Homestars, a web 2.0 Canadian Startup offers just that! A quick search for recommendations in the Richmond Hill area resulted in some really neat results. Folks are really embracing social media mechanisms to provide worthwhile content. In my area, over 1200 companies have been reviewed in the past 6 months! That's amazing!

Sure-Loc Interlocking in Mississauga received negative reviews, but Elite Designed Concrete were raved about!!! There's nothing more powerful than a handful of negative or positive comments to drive behaviors.

Now it's just a matter of figuring out what I want to do next with the house! :-)
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