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Entries for week beginning December 25, 2005

December 29, 2005

Free Music

Kristin Hersh has released a new EP as free creativecommons-licensed FLAC files.

Top 50 Music Videos Of 2005

All linked and ready-to-view. Some great stuff here. I’m of the opinion that the 4-minute pop promo can be an incredible work of art, and there’s a lot here to help support that argument.

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December 28, 2005

Tunatic: free music identification software

Shazam-a-like “hold a microphone up to a speaker and identify the tune” service that runs on your PC. Neither codebase or database is open, sadly.

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Outrageous Firsts in Television History

‘A representative for Nickelodeon was quoted as confirming “Yes, his scrotum falls out of his shorts”.’

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TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows XP/2000 and Linux

Open-source whole-disk encryption package for Windows. Perfect for keeping your USB keychain drive safe from prying eyes.

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December 27, 2005

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers

Some excellent tips for living the programming life, with plenty of examples.

December 26, 2005

Apple Power Mac G4 Dual 867, 512MB RAM, DVD-R, Bluetooth - $650

Anyone want to take my old G4 Powermac off my hands?

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Blake Ross on Firefox » My predictions for the New Year

The *only* predictions list worth reading this year. “Citing a tip in a confidential e-mail dossier entitled “Fwd: Lol guyz check this out!1″, Rupert Murdoch will acquire acclaimed Internet inventor Al Gore.”

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December 25, 2005

BBC - Doctor Who - Episode Guide - The Christmas Invasion

The Beeb’s made a commentary track for the new Doctor Who christmas episode available as an MP3 download. What a great idea!

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Filling Amazon's Tall Orders | BusinessWeek

Slideshow tour of one of Amazon’s shipping centers.

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Pearl Crescent Page Saver

Grab a snapshot of an entire webpage in Firefox 1.5.

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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.