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Entries for week beginning August 26, 2007

September 1, 2007

Commentary: A War of Hype, and Paramount's Big Bombshell | High-Def Digest

“Considering the real facts of the matter, presumptions that the High-Def format war could be won by either side anytime soon were seriously misguided. The truth is that both Blu-ray and HD DVD are losing the real battle, which is to supplant DVD as the next mainstream optical disc standard. They’re just losing it to different degrees.”

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Google Earth Flight Simulator

Nice little easter-egg in the latest version of Google Earth.

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August 31, 2007

DIRECTV on Demand - DBSTalk's First Look - DBSTalk.Com

DirecTV is beta-testing a new video-on-demand service on their High-Def PVRs. Since there’s only one-way communication via the satellite dish, they require you to plug an ethernet cable in the back of the PVR. Interesting approach.

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August 30, 2007

Presentationships > Great Presentations Mean Business

Slides for Chris Brogan’s talk on presenting from PodCampPittsburgh.

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August 29, 2007

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music from the Movie and More…

CD Purchase: Various Artists - The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music from the Movie and More…

Memory Almost Full

CD Purchase: Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

The Reminder

CD Purchase: Feist - The Reminder


CD Purchase: Frou Frou - Details

wikirage: What's hot now on wikipedia

Your guide to what’s currently getting the most edits on Wikipedia. Non-gay congressmen and videogames are popular, and it appears that The Moon’s entry is a prime target for vandalism and reversion.

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August 28, 2007

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (9A527) Gallery | Finder020.jpg

Apple make good use of their new high-resolution application icons in OS X Leopard. “Here’s to the crazy ones…”

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Amazon.com: Microsoft Ladies Laptop Tote - Madison

Joy just got one of these, and it’s pretty impressive. A feminine-looking tote bag, which gives no indication that inside is plenty of padding and pockets for your laptop, powerpack, and assorted other gadgetry.

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Facebook Follies (or the Dangers of Investing in Someone Else's Platform)

Baratunde Thurston on being shut out from messaging the group he founded on Facebook for the specific purpose of messaging. “I invested a lot into Facebook, but I’ve discovered, painfully, that Facebook doesn’t value me nearly as much as I’d hoped.”

The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: More from Glasgow

Fake Steve takes on the Scots: “The real winners in all of this are the phone sales reps who work for Apple in California. Until now they been given the unlucky job of trying to take orders over the phone from Scotland. They’ve never been able to understand what the fuck these miserable Scots are asking for. Have you ever actually talked to a Scottish person? And not one that’s been living in America for a while and has learned to speak English, like Bono”

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August 27, 2007

Lenovo Support & downloads - Downgrading from Windows Vista to Windows XP

Lenovo offering disks to let you “downgrade” your newly-purchased Vista-running laptop to XP. Prediction: These will be very popular.

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YouTube - Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question

Impressive shattering of all stereotypes about beauty queens *and* South Carolina.

August 26, 2007

The London Evening Standard Headline Generator

“QUEEN’S CHICKENS STABBED TO DEATH”, “TV CROCODILE AND CAMILLA TO WED” and other randomly generated news-stands.

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The Lemmings Story

Creation of one of the best video games of all time. They’re absolutely right about the perfection of the learning curve in the first game.

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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.