The origin of Twitter (or Twttr as then was) in papery form. Seems I was quite accurate when I first saw it and described it as “the way my friends and I used to use our AIM Away messages to pass on information and injokes.”
Somewhere between kinda-cool and terrifying: Allow Google to know Every Single Page you visit, and they’ll let you search against them. Yes, useful, but there’s no need for this to happen on Google’s servers in the sky.
The Scottsdale, AZ police department is running recruiting ads in the mens room at Fenway Park. I saw one last week, but really didn’t think it was an appropriate time to whip out my cellphone and take a photo.
A couple of hundred HD-DVD fanboys did an organized reverse-boycott, all purchasing HD-DVD discs on Amazon on the same day to try and prove… something. Not quite sure what. Really it emphasizes how lousy both formats are doing that a sales graph can be moved so dramatically by a few hundred customers.
From the “about bloody time” file, a plugin from Microsoft for Firefox which allows WMV files to stream in your browser. This has been broken (and required lots of DLL copying) for years.
Dear Boing Boing, If I wanted half-assed rumours, guesses and pointless speculation relating to yesterday’s VT shooting, I’d turn on any of the 24-hour “news” channels. In the meantime, I’m reactivating my Xeni filter.
“Product activation sucks. It sucks because your continued use of the software you purchased is forever dependent on the continued availability of the license server. And it sucks because your license can be unilaterally revoked because someone, somewhere has decided you must be a pirate.”
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.