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…


Times are Tough All Over

One of my guilty pleasures is to browse through MLS.ca and see what sorts of neat abodes exist is the area. Plus, it's an interesting, voyeuristic pastime :-)
I've noticed more than a few for sale signs popping up lately, and was curious as to what the interiors of certain houses look like, and knowing the asking price doesn't hurt either ;-)

Some interesting stats.... all taken in a radius of 25 km from where I live:

  • There are more than 500 homes for sale with an asking price of $500,000 or more
  • 207 properties are listed at $1,000,000 or more.....
  • 61 properties for sale with an asking price of > $2,000,000
  • Only 10 of those properties are > $4,000,000
So - what do you get for $5,000,000 these days? For $5.2M, you get 2 acres in a "pseudo suburb", but you also get a 15,000 sqft home, a 2,000 sqft *coach house*, and a 2,000 sqft *loft*.
You also get a theater, a gym, and a basement that reminds you of a hotel lobby.


It's a steal.

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