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Entries for week beginning July 4, 2010

July 10, 2010

July in SF

July in SF

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July 9, 2010


Current cutting-edge DRM removal for iTunes store purchases. Can theoretically be used to unlock HD video purchases so they can be played in full res on Xbox 360s. I imagine.

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July 7, 2010

Multiuser Sketchpad

Canvas+Websockets+node.js == tens of people drawing on the same board. The “Time to Penis” is ridiculously short. (On my first go, I wrote “hello world”. Within 30 seconds, someone had made a smiley face of the ‘o’, and someone else was in the middle of turning the ‘h’ into a cock.)


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Apple - Preview the New MobileMe Calendar Beta

Apple *finally* add support for the crazy concept that maybe, just maybe, some people wanted a calendar that more than one person could update. Joy & I have been using a mix of MobileMe and BusySync to support this for the last year or so, but having it be a real Apple feature will greatly simplify things.

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Illusion Illusions - a set on Flickr

Cruel and brilliant. Optical illusions edited so they actually *do* display the behaviour commonly associated with the illusion.

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Turtles Eating Things

My new favourite blog.

July 6, 2010


“Now I want you to go into that bag and find my wallet.”
“Which one is it?”
“It’s the one that says, “Bad Mother Fucker.”“

July 5, 2010

iBooks highlighting

iBooks highlighting

Jeez, even the text highlighting is gorgeous and magical! (Quote from Richard Herring's How Not to Grow Up)

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Mogwai | Special Moves

Forthcoming live movie and album from Mogwai. The MP3s are already doing the rounds on teh torrents, and are expectedly epic. Highly recommended.

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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.