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Entries for week beginning March 1, 2009

March 6, 2009

Wall Street on the Tundra

Great article by Michael Lewis on the reasons for the Icelandic financial collapse. Favourite quote: ‘Before Alcoa could build its smelter it had to defer to a government expert to scour the enclosed plant site and certify that no elves were on or under it. It was a delicate corporate situation, an Alcoa spokesman told me, because they had to pay hard cash to declare the site elf-free but, as he put it, “we couldn’t as a company be in a position of acknowledging the existence of hidden people.”’


Bizarre Ted L. Nancy-esque flyers. Made me smile.

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A's agree to terms with Cabrera and Garciaparra on one-year contracts

Both of Boston’s 2004 world-champion-ring-owning shortstops will be playing in Oakland this year.

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March 5, 2009

Saturday Morning Watchmen

No worse than “The Real Ghostbusters”, I suppose.

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March 4, 2009

THRU YOU | Kutiman mixes YouTube

YouTube videos remixed into awesomeness.

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March 3, 2009

Kindle for iPhone. Well played Amazon

Sharp (and surprising) move by Amazon — you can buy any ebook from the Kindle store, and read it on your iPhone.

I suspect this is a trojan horse move: give users a live demo of how how good the bookstore (with its free samples) is, let them build up a library of purchases in Amazon’s walled garden, then once they realise how crummy (and battery-draining) the iPhone is as a reader, reel them in in for Kindle device sales.

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The History of the Panda, New APIs, Explore and You

Flickr now serves up Panda APIs so you can build your own rainbow-vomiting app. (Don’t forget that Flickr feeds also come in LOLCODE flavours)

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March 2, 2009

JoCo Looks Back on LegalTorrents - Creative Commons

730Mb of source tracks for Jonathan Coulton’s greatest hits compilation, available under a CC non-commercial license. Get your “Code Monkey” remix on!

Tinyarro.ws - Shortest URLs on Earth

Makes Unicodetatic short URLs like http://➡.ws/틔

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The Hope Chest

Grisly snippets of 1930’s Detroit newspapers. Disturbingly gripping.

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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.