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Entries for week beginning May 20, 2007

May 26, 2007

Moleskine City Notebook

Just picked up the San Francisco one for our trip next month. A rather lovely little thing it is too, managing to combine being blank and ready for your scribbles, with being well organised and useful. Can’t wait to start filling it up.

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May 25, 2007

Bad Science » Wi-Fi Wants To Kill Your Children

Splendid break-down of the bad science in last Monday’s Panorama “Science says Wi-Fi is dangerous” scarefest.

Facebook Developers

The new Facebook API. They’ve done a really good job of letting you integrate — essentially they’re being a platform and then getting out of the way of whatever you want to build.

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May 24, 2007

What is reCAPTCHA?

This I like a lot — CAPTCHAs partially made up of text that couldn’t be OCR’d successfully (so bots are unlikely to crack it), the solving of which in turn helps the Internet Archive digitize books.

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powerpoint presentation humor - information aesthetics

Mildly amusing powerpoint-powered standup.

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T-shirt-by-mail club which sends a new shirt every six weeks, based on news events.

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Blingee.com | The Clydester

An example of the AWESOMENESS you can weave with Blingee.com

Blingee.com | Make your own Glitter Graphics and Profile Comments

While the results are staggeringly horrifying, I have to confess some mild admiration for this photo blingifier.

May 23, 2007

The Twelve Inches of Bananarama

CD Purchase: Bananarama - The Twelve Inches of Bananarama

Guilty Pleasures: Shameless Blameless Fun

CD Purchase: Various Artists - Guilty Pleasures: Shameless Blameless Fun

The Who: The Ultimate Collection

CD Purchase: The Who - The Who: The Ultimate Collection

meish dot org » Things my new commute has taught me #1

I must confess that I have similarly designed heuristics and strategies for the T, as well as lane positioning on the Mass Pike, but I’ve never been geeky enough to write them down.

May 22, 2007

Silicon Valley Could Use A Downturn Right About Now

Interesting post from Michael Arrington, up til now a cheerleader for Bubble 2.0.

Tufte -- A New Style for Mint

Stylesheet for Mint in a Tufte-stylee.

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Medallia Blog: jQuery Reference Widget

Dashboard widget for the JQuery docs.

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Hot Fuzz Soundtrack

CD Purchase: Various Artists - Hot Fuzz Soundtrack

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.