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Entries for week beginning September 4, 2005

September 9, 2005

Why Good Programmers Are Lazy and Dumb

Compare with Larry Wall’s “Laziness, Impatience, Hubris” virtues of a programmer theory.

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Pulp/Radiohead supergroup forms to be Weird Sisters

Following on from Ian Brown’s cameo in the last Harry Potter film, Jarvis Cocker and a couple of Radioheadies are going to appear in the next one,

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The Grauniad's new look

So farewell then, Garamond Italic and Helvetica Black.

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September 7, 2005

Threadless T-Shirts - Regrowth: Katrina

Lovely idea — Threadless are selling this shirt for $10, but will donate *$20* to hurricane relief for every one sold. Mine is already ordered.

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Apple - iPod nano

The replacement for the iPod mini is just delectable. Tiny, shiny, and available in a sleek black.

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Excellent article by Malcolm Gladwell explaining just how horrendously fucked-up the US health industry is. “Because the uninsured are sicker than the rest of us, they can’t get better jobs, and because they can’t get better jobs they can’t afford health insurance, and because they can’t afford health insurance they get even sicker.”

I, Cringely . NerdTV

The first episode of NerdTV — the online-only PBS-funded geek interview show hosted by a Bob Cringely — is now online. There are some really interesting guests lined up, so this definitely has potential.

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September 4, 2005


Us east-coasters can now get our full credit reports online for free.

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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.