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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 February 8, 2009

February 14, 2009

BroDavii comments on The Simpsons

Great Reddit thread identifying exactly why it sucks so badly these days.

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February 13, 2009

1234567890 at 21st Amendment

1234567890 at 21st Amendment

Happy Nerd New Year

Bespin: A new Mozilla Labs experimental extensible code editor using Canvas

An attempt to create an in-browser lightweight IDE. This is interesting for a bunch of reasons: Hardcore use of <canvas>, a goal of creating SubEthaEdit style realtime collaboration, and if nothing else, creating a genuinely decent-looking web-based text editor.

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February 12, 2009


Pure Python search engine. Might be just the ticket for fixing the groovymother.com search box, which has been busted for six months!

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Evolution and Facebook's "25 Random Things About Me" craze.

On the mutation of memes.

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February 11, 2009

The Darwin Illusion

Nice “negative afterimage” optical illusion from Richard Wiseman.

Chairlift: Evident Utensil video

Headfuck digital video compression artifactastic promo clip.

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Twitter is…

Twitter is…

What Google search autocomplete thinks of Twitter.

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February 10, 2009

Flickr of Inspiration

My “review” of Flickr, from five years ago, when it didn’t do photo hosting, and was instead a chatroom where you could paste graphics from your shoebox into conversations. My, the concept of an open social web with APIs excited me at the time.

Happy birthday, chaps!

Pepsi Gravitational Field

Epically mental “leaked” Pepsi rebranding document. Hard to tell if this is genuine Pseud’s Corner style bullshit, a genius bit of viral marketing by Pepsi, or a splendidly bizarre hoax.

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Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work | The Onion

Love the On-Screen Displays that this new goddamned cocksucking piece of crap produces.

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Merriweather Post Pavilion

CD Purchase: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Fleet Foxes

CD Purchase: Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes


CD Purchase: Glasvegas - Glasvegas

February 9, 2009

Awkward Valentines : Because Romance is SO Last Year

Joy will be getting a “Please never raise your self-esteem enough to leave me” card this year, I think.

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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.