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Entries for week beginning July 1, 2007

July 7, 2007

The iPhone Threat to Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Real, BREW, Symbian

Well thought-out list of reasons why Flash might not make it to the iPhone. I really, really don’t want Flash on the iPhone: Existing Flash apps and games won’t play nice with the iPhone’s finger, keyboard and multitouch interface, and I’d rather see new AJAX-based web-apps built.

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The Ultimate Hoodie

Really nice looking zip-up hoodie, with plenty of pockets for your gadgets. Could do with one of these for winter.

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July 6, 2007

Introducing templatemaker

Python library that analyses a corpus of web pages, works out where the dynamic values are in the template, then allows you to scrape out the juicy details. I can think of oh, so many uses for this.

YouTube - Franz Ferdinand on Jools Holland

My favourite song off their last album, Outsiders, performed on Jools Holland with a metric shitload of drummers. Fantastic!

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July 5, 2007

telekinesis - Google Code

Remote control for your Mac, designed to be accessed by Safari on an iPhone.

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What's Inside: Red Bull

Mmm… I could really go for some Meat Sugar, Caffeine and Bile round about now.

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July 4, 2007

Blackfriars' Marketing: Dissecting Steve Jobs' reality distortion field

Good breakdown of some of the things Steve Jobs does that makes him such a compelling presenter.

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July 3, 2007

So sue me: iPhone without AT&T

DVD Jon hints at how to activate the iPod and wifi features of the iPhone without AT&T ever knowing you exist.

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BBC NEWS | Tate to be Doctor's new companion

Was not expecting this. Living over here, I haven’t been over-exposed to Tate or her catchphrase(s?), so thought she was rather good in the Christmas special last year.

The B-List: Hacking comments without hacking comments

Django project to bulk-up the built-in comments to make them less spammable. I did a bunch of this by hand — good to see it implemented in a shareable manner.

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Now with Django powered goodness!

Antonio Rodriguez of Tabblo switches his blog over to a Django-powered creation. This is a definite trend: Geeks eschewing Wordpress or MovableType for customized Django installs.

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Ta-da List for iPhone - (37signals)

37 Signals do their first iPhone-friendly development, making up for the lack of To-Do lists on the iPhone.

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Sox win - Extra Bases

“The Sox ended their first half at 50-31, which was also their record last year.” And we all remember how last year turned out. This is why Red Sox Nation is only cautiously optimistic about our 10.5-game lead on the AL East.

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Gawd Bless ‘er

Gawd Bless ‘er

Apparently in the eyes of the colonies, Her Maj? Is perfectly suited towards promoting the sale of loo rolls.

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July 2, 2007

JoeHewitt.com - Firebug for iPhone

Debug JavaScript pages displayed on your iPhone from the comfort of your PC. Clever stuff.

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July 1, 2007

Apple - Environment - Recycle Your iPod or Cell Phone

Apple offer free recycling for old iPods and cellphones — Fill in your details, print out a postage-paid mailing slip, and send them in.

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Kwik-E-Mart - a photoset on Flickr

To promote the Simpsons movie, a bunch of 7-Elevens have been turned into Kwik-E-Marts — Squishees, Buzz Cola and all. (And Jasper in the freezer)

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.