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Entries for week beginning September 2, 2007

September 8, 2007


Cool-looking external disk storage array. Smarter than RAID — you can mix disk sizes, and add/upgrade drives on the fly — so it could be just the thang for backups around these parts.

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September 7, 2007

Hueniverse: Explaining OAuth

Excellent summary of what “OAuth” is, who’s behind it, and why you should pay attention to it if you build webapps.

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Jennifer: Some Of My Lost Loves

I was squawking laughs at this like an idiot. Beautifully done.

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September 6, 2007

Arctic Monkeys, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Arctic Monkeys, Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Stonking, *stonking* concert tonight. If you've only heard the Arctic Monkeys on record, you owe it to yourself to experience them live.

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Apple - To all iPhone customers

$100 Apple Store credit for anyone who bought a pre-price-drop iPhone. There’ll still be whiners that think this isn’t enough, but from my perspective? Hey! Free copy of Leopard!

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Kickass Cupcakes

New cupcakes bakery in Davis Square — Deep fried cupcakes? Be still my (clogged-and-barely) beating heart.

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September 5, 2007

Guilt By Association

CD Purchase: Various Artists - Guilt By Association


An explanation for all those weird Japanese cat tweets I was seeing on Twitter’s public timeline. Appears to be some kind of virtual pet living in Twitter.

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September 4, 2007

Jing example screencast

Screencast captured by Jing of me creating that last blog entry.

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Jing Project: Visual conversation starts here. Mac or Windows.

Cool looking little screencast app from TechSmith — An easy way to grab images or video from your desktop, and share them quickly. Works in OS X and Windows.

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Glass and a Half Full Productions

Best use of a Phil Collins soundtrack EVAR! Quality bit of viral advertising from Cadbury’s.

Steven Poole - Goodbye, cruel Word

“Many people agree that revision 5.1a, specifically, was the best version of Word that Microsoft has ever shipped, combining utility and minimalist elegance with reliability. Sadly for me … I “upgraded” to Word 98, and somehow the magic was gone.”

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Magic number (sports) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What is this “magic number” of which I speak?

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Red Sox Magic Number

With accompanying RSS feed.

September 3, 2007

User Generated Features

Adam Green: “What I’m seeing on Twitter, however, is true social construction of software features. Users are coming up the ideas, and implementing them through adoption.”

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September 2, 2007


Starting in January, our leccy company will be selling wind-generated electricity for $0.03 more per kWh — an approximately 15% premium. I’ll be signing up for that — makes more sense to me than carbon credits.

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.