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Entries for week beginning October 2, 2005

October 8, 2005

It’s a bad weekend to be “my” team

  1. Reign out
  2. Scotland 0–1 Belarus


At least Hearts are still top of the SPL. But since they drew last week to the mighty Falkirk, I’m not holding my breath.

October 7, 2005

Google Reader

Google’s long-rumoured RSS-reader launched. Tagging, keyboard navigation, and server-based? If they can up the responsiveness of the server, Bloglines may well be fucked.

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the electric sheep screen-saver

My screensaver-of-choice — Collaboratively generate frames for gorgeously-trippy animations.

October 5, 2005

A lot of people have the phone number (214) 748-3647

Which, coincidentally, is the largest number that can be held in a 32-bit integer. Remember, kids: Just because it’s a number, doesn’t mean you should store it in a number database field.

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Music Science = Sexy

Music   Science = Sexy

Purchased from Questionable Content, this is the official uniform of the [RhymesWithNose] "Applied Research" team.

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October 4, 2005

I try to make everyone’s day a little more surreal.

I try to make everyone’s day a little more surreal.

Just starting to work my way through the fabulous The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, and loving every second of it.

Ning "Playground"

At the risk of sounding a bit “Less space than a nomad. Lame”, can anyone explain to me what’s so exciting about a service that lets you build hosted not-quite-as-good-as-existing social apps?

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O'Reilly Radar > HBO Attacking BitTorrent

I’ve spotted this too. I download a lot of TV, but Safe Peer only goes bezerk stopping nastiness when I’m downloading “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, another HBO show

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FeedTree: collaborative RSS and Atom delivery

Dan’s research project into shunting RSS around the inertnet gets a sickeningly lovely homepage. If it doesn’t mangle my Atomness too much, I might start pushing my feeds out with this tonight.

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October 3, 2005

Spam Stock Tracker

“Tracking how much money people can lose with penny stocks from spam.” Next you’ll be telling me that V!A6RA doesn’t work!

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October 2, 2005

The Duct Tape Band Aid

It’s the Elmo sticking plaster for tough-guys. Genius bit of targetted marketing, right down to the “designed to fit easily in a toolbox” packaging.

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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.