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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

Entries for week beginning May 4, 2008

May 10, 2008

The car, the radio, the night - and rock's most thrilling song

Travelogue round Route 128, inspired by Jonathan Richman’s “Roadrunner”

Steadfast and Strong

Steadfast and Strong

I love the free Red Sox "Sports Propaganda" posters that Dunkin Donuts is giving away. I'll have to buy a real screenprint once they're on sale again.

May 9, 2008

Miles of Styles

CD Purchase: Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra - Miles of Styles

It's Now Completely Impossible To Sell A Laptop On Ebay

I can’t imagine trying to sell anything of value on eBay these days — it’s hard enough on Craigslist, and that’s free to post to. “The cool thing about eBay’s support system is it will always answer your question; unfortunately, that answer will always be a form letter on how to reset your password”

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TapeDeck. ▸▸ The tape recorder…fast-forwarded to Mac OS X.

Graphically lovely, and drop-dead simple, audio recording app.

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May 8, 2008

Sunshine Project Uncovers US Military "Gay Bomb"

Tonight’s “30 Rock”? Not *entirely* based on fiction.

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John Resig has ported the Processing visualization language to JavaScript, using the <canvas> tag. John is officially one of the most scary-smart people I know.

May 7, 2008

Instant Rimshot

Because you never know when you’re going to quickly need to accentuate some comedy.

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Excellent time-travel-based platformer — interact with past versions of your actions to solve puzzles.

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May 6, 2008

Age of the Understatement

CD Purchase: The Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement

Economist wins acclaim from rap duo

Things I never thought I’d hear: Nerdcore rapping about The Economist.

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Unobtrusive JavaScript with jQuery

Some great tips from Simon Willison on using JQuery effectively.

Radio One Established 1967

CD Purchase: Various Artists - Radio One Established 1967

Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Vol. 2

CD Purchase: Various Artists - Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Vol. 2

The Acoustic Alternative Album

CD Purchase: Various Artists - The Acoustic Alternative Album

Later… Live with Jools Holland

CD Purchase: Various Artists - Later… Live with Jools Holland

vi in JavaScript

Just what the internet needed… a vi clone implemented in JavaScript.

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Twitter Charts

Nice plotgraph of your Twitter posting habits.

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Richard Herring slams a heckler

How not to heckle, a handy guide.

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May 5, 2008

nine inch nails: the slip

Another NIN album released for free download under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. It should be noted that Ghosts I-IV was the first NIN album I’ve ever bought, after enjoying its free release earlier this year.

LOLCODE It's Everywhere

Flickr’s API includes LOLCODE as a return format. Duly noted for any APIs I might create in the future…

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Mountain Battles

CD Purchase: The Breeders - Mountain Battles


CD Purchase: Portishead - Third

Ghosts I - IV

CD Purchase: Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I - IV

Attack and Release

CD Purchase: The Black Keys - Attack and Release

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.