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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

Entries for week beginning December 19, 2004

December 25, 2004

Weebl Advent Calendar

24 days of fantastic Weebl animations.

Merry Festives

We sent out this email last week to the friends and family for whom we had email addresses handy. Since you’re clearly possess such fine taste as to be reading this site, please enjoy a christmas card from the Begbies:

Seasons Greetings, one and “all”.

We wanted to send out christmas cards this year—But since paper, envelopes and stamps are hard things for us to organize (as those of you holding out hope of ever receiving a thank you note for a wedding gift can testify), I figured this was an easier way to do it.

Print out the attached, fold it quarterways, and display it proudly upon your mantle (or other appropriate card-supporting equipment).

Hope you’re all doing grand, and that 2005 proves to be decidedly ace.


Rod, Joy & Bacon.

December 24, 2004

Linux on TV

Linux on TV

I finally got around to hacking my Linux laptop to enable the SVideo out. Hurrah! Now I can watch UKNova downloads on TV! (The screenshot you see is MythTV compiling)

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December 23, 2004

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

EFF funding development of Tor. I got the Windows package up & running in 10 minutes, and the internet is barely slower. Nice stuff.

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Wikipedia live recent changes feed

Watch Wikipedia change before your very eyes.

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Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | When comedy drew blood

Round up of the best of this year’s satire. George Bush might be fucking up the country, but the political environment he’s fostered is ripe for great comedy.

The Horde Project

The Horde Project release IMP 4.0 — The best self-hostable webmail package I’ve seen.

December 22, 2004

Monospace/Fixed Width Programer's Fonts

Programmers font listing, with samples. The freely downloadable Vera Sans Mono wins out.

CutePDF - Create PDF for free

Handy free PDF faux-printer for Windows.

Tell us about your balls, Pete

The whole Schweddy Balls skit from SNL.

A Picture Share! on Flickr

Pseudocode safetydance.

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Rockstar Classics - Free Downloads

Download GTA and GTA2 for free. I remember playing GTA with my brand spankin’ new 3DFX card. Truly a ground-breaking game

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GPL’ed Linux LiveCD containing ClamAV, allowing you to boot up and virusclean a PC without starting Windows.

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December 21, 2004

Mappr! Where It's At.

Geo-overlaying Flickr photos. Gorgeous.

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£1 = $7.26?

£1 = $7.26?

That's quite the exchange rate on these Cadbury's Fudges in Harvard Square.

Car Talk Plaza

Car Talk Plaza

My dentist's office is in the same building as Click & Clack.

Brrr… it’s a bit nippy out.

Brrr… it’s a bit nippy out.

The bottle of water I left in my car last night has entered the solid state.

December 20, 2004

Don't Back Down: MT-Approval

Interesting anti-blog-spam hack from Chad Everett — Force “users” to Preview comments before posting, something which most non-human spammers can’t deal with.

Amazon's Phone Number: 1-800-201-7575

The secret number is 1-800-201-7575

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MSNBC - A police exercise with the stuff of mystery

French police plant explosive in traveller’s luggage to test security, then lose the luggage.

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Salon.com Technology | The Friendster of photo sites

Salon article on the aceness that is Flickr.

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December 19, 2004

Joy’s New Purse

Joy’s New Purse

A super-classy gift from our super-classy chum, Kara.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.