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…


Finding the Bugs in Google Latitude

It seemed like such a neat app, Google Latitude. Of course, I had to try it out.
Jumped through more than a few hoops to get Google Maps updated on my BB Pearl, invited my peeps who were like minded, and I was off to the races.
Latitude works nifty on the Pearl, but the *console* version on my laptop is buggy.
I've added it to my iGoogle, yet every time I open iGoogle, Latitude tells me that it's not available for my location.
At first, I thought it was a Canada - USA problem. And then I reloaded and re-set up Latitude on iGoogle, and all was well again.

I think it's just wonky. That being said, it's not wonky enough for me to stop using it.... Now I just need my Latitude buddies to travel around so I can see where they are!!! :-)

I set up the Wiz last night, considering his new Storm needed all the bells and whistles, and funnily enough, despite the fact that we were both sitting on the same couch, Latitude indicated he was about 1.5 km south of me :-) How's that for a geeky Saturday night? This morning, it now looks like I am the one sitting in the woods behind our house ;-)

Any yes, the Wiz bears a striking resemblance to Paul Newman. Considering his aversion to sharing anything with the internets, this was his one concession for me.... ;-)

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