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…


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HELP! I'm in Soft Switch Hell!!!

I’m drowning in vendor information. I don’t even know if what I want to do can be accomplished with a single soft switch/media gateway device. I don’t even know if I know the difference between the two any more.

My forehead is wrinkled and my eyes burn. I want a piece of carrier grade gear that i can partition for various wholesale type customers. I want to manage it (not me personally), and I want to provide all the CLEC type services off the back end of it.

What have I gotten myself into?

Someone, anyone, please point me in the right direction.


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3rd attempt...

despite my utter desire to write about the day that was, each attempt is too open, too revealing, and too close to the surface. suffice it to say, it ranks in the top 5 worst days ever….. ever…. ever….. i can still hear that echo in my head.

for anyone who knows me, and knows where i work, likely you understand, nodding your head. for the rest of my viewers, my apologies at the vagueness i have to cover everything with. it’s difficult to be in such an odd industry. especially in times as they are. 

 … i struggled home at 7, and was never so happy as to get a good lick from the smapp dog. with furrowed brow, i imagine what life would be like without the continuing saga of [the company that cannot be named].


vaca time

…. and i sit, cleaning up remnants of work related explosions…. thinking i should be tossing this laptop under the couch and heading off to pick up trinkets and bits of laughter for christmas…. and to do work on a day off is counter productive…. but i have yet more to do before the holiday purchase spree begins.


so what do YOU want for christmas? 

24 hours...

0773758690.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpgi’ve been immersed in training for the past day… very apropos training, of managing through change….  I  always have enjoyed and appreciated the facilitators at Horn…

And they never cease to amaze me with their insight and enthusiasm. I have no idea how they get to be the way they are…. but they are always outstanding.  I leave the sessions, and ALWAYS walk home, if only to mull over the day in peace, watching the water and ruminating… yes, bovine like, sheesh.