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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 October 9, 2005

October 15, 2005

Placeopedia.com - Connecting Wikipedia articles with their locations

This? Is wicked cool. Using Google Maps to present an easy interface for the geocoding of Wikipedia articles.

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October 14, 2005

NBC Survey regarding ‘The Office’

NBC Survey regarding ‘The Office’

Screenshot of one of the questions asked during an NBC survey related to "The Office".

The fact they're asking these questions make me dread any potential "re-tooling" of the series.

iStockphoto.com : royalty free stock photography community

Cheaproyalty-free stock photos. Better than searching Flickr for CC’d images which allow commercial use!

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Presentation Zen

Blog dedicated to getting your presentations up to snuff.

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October 13, 2005

Google Adds Tagging

Tag your previous searches so you can find them again. Handy, but needs a better UI (perhaps embedded into the Toolbar?). I want to be able to specify *just after doing the search* that I want to tag the resulting site, rather than having to go back in history.

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Bank of America | Keep the Change

BoA campaign which rounds up your debit card purchase to the nearest dollar, and deposits the “change” in your savings account. Smart plan for them, since it’ll encourage people to use their debit cards for “small” purchases (see the example of “cup of coffee”). Pain in the arse for me, if it means that I’m stuck in the queue behind said person paying for a sodding cup of coffee with a debit card.

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HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software

Hurrah for Mark Pilgrim! Quick instructions on getting a fair use from your DVDs.

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Daring Fireball: Brief Observations Regarding the New Stuff Announced at Today's Special Event

Some bullet points of interest about Apple’s announcements today. I’ll take this time to make my guess: A video-capable “Airport Express” with Remote Control, and an online movie store announced at MacWorld.

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October 10, 2005



As I go through my CD collection, merrily re-ripping, I occasionally come across a CD such as this, purchased in 2001, but still in its shrinkwrap.

As I recall, I had downloaded MP3s of the album prior to release, but still went out and bought the CD in order to assuage my conscience (and because it was only $12 from the good folks at Newbury Comics).

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.