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 Downside of Having an Awesome Job

JGoode DesignsIt sounds funny when I say it out loud.

I’ve got an awesome job. And sometimes it makes life hard.
It’s a pretty darned neat job. Everyday I work with customers who are well known, household names. I help them by building solutions that are neat, custom and customer specific. I float from customer to customer as the need arises. I work out the technical challenges, the financial challenges and make sure that what i make is actually what the customer wants and needs. I’m not limited by anything other than my own imagination.I don’t do orders, or paperwork or administrivia.


I draw pictures, describe what the goal of the solution is and make sure all the right smart folks are involved.

I work where I need to, and stop and think when I need to as well. I get involved in futuristic projects, I am allowed to research wee bits of interestingness to see how to apply them to customers, I dream a little dream of technology. Really. I reach out to hundreds of different people, across a myriad of industries and specialties, smarties, all of them.

So what’s the downside you ask?

Every once in a while, a new and different opportunity presents itself, and I become caught in a maelstrom of ideas, scenarios and possibilities. For a few days, I’m in a tizzy, wondering if I should change direction, change focus and change my comfort zone. And then the calmness returns. I still really like doing what I’m doing. I might always like it. (with a raise, of course). I know I like being one of the technical linchpins of a solution. I like being a free range chicken, and I like being able to have more than one focus at once.I think for right now, I like it just fine.