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…


The Review Moves Again - By Frank Leslie

The Review Moves Again 
This month the Review moves from its’ Valley Building to Queen Street in downtown Niagara Falls. The paper will be publishing a special section at it takes up residence in the remodelled former Guaranty Trust offices. 
As part of this Peter Conradi, Editor in Chief of the Review, Standard and Tribune has asked me to provide a story about the ‘Leslie-era”. I am pleased that he asked. It will include that story in the next edition. 
Since its’ founding in 1879 the Review has had four locations. Prior to Queen Street, in order, were Erie Avenue, Park Street and Valley Way.

Possible Changes Given A Boost 
The new Regional Council has quite a few new members as it starts the new term. With fresh faces comes the possibility of improving delivery of services to the people of Niagara. Transportation tops the list as new pressures need to be brought to bear on the Liberal Government at Queens Park to get Go Trains to Niagara.  
American infrastructure is advancing with firm plans to run fast trains from New York City to Toronto. There are many advantages for Niagara to have year round Go Train service. Let’s hope progress is finally made.

Written Jan 8 2015