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…


Using Windows 3.1 Still

I did a check this morning of what folks are using to visit jules.ca, and was quite taken aback at the results....
I was surprised that more people are using Vista than MacOSX, but I was even more surprised that folks are still using Windows 3.1...

How is it possible, in 2009, that folks are still using Windows 3.1?
Windows 3.1 came out in 1992.
Using a 17 year old operating system is a bit odd... That means you are also using one of the first editions of Internet Explorer.
Talk about a very limited scope of visibility.
If you are one of the regular visitors to jules.ca - and you use Windows 3.1 - I'd love you to leave a comment on what the defining reason is to stick with such an old technology. Is it hardware limitations? Budget? A love for the original windows file manager?


WinXP1,676 / 61.12%
WinVista392 / 14.3%
MacOSX272 / 9.92%
Win2000114 / 4.16%
Linux53 / 1.93%
Unknown47 / 1.71%
Win9x39 / 1.42%
Win200333 / 1.2%
Win27 / 0.98%
WinNT23 / 0.84%
SunOS22 / 0.8%
WinNT417 / 0.62%
iPhone14 / 0.51%
Win315 / 0.18%
WinME5 / 0.18%
WinMobile2 / 0.07%
MacOS1 / 0.04%