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…


Shopping in the 21st Century

Toronto Eaton Centre - photo taken with iPhone Hipstamatic

Toronto Eaton Centre - photo taken with iPhone Hipstamatic

I venture into a *mall* about every eight or nine months, either due to extreme emergencies, or to validate that i'm not really missing anything in my mall boycott.

Today we headed down to the Toronto Eaton Centre.

I think i was pleasantly surprised to realize i'm not missing out by just shopping on-line. The selection in the stores is disappointing, the lines to pay were horrid, and in general, people aren't fun. No one was smiling in the mall, aside from us. There was a neat shirt in American Eagle, but of course they didn't have my size in the store. Sketchers had the Sketchers Go Walk shoes I've had my eye on, but they're about $30 more expensive than Amazon., and even more expensive than the the Sketchers on-line site. 

All this to say, aside from getting some reasonable exercise by walking the length of the mall three times, the shopping experience was a bust. :-(

*click* and add to cart will be modus operandi for now :-D