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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 September 26, 2010

October 1, 2010

You're Not an Entrepreneur

I’ve been avoiding using that word for just these reasons.

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YouTube - John Cage's 4'33"

Love this. “NOTICE This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled.” Well played, YouTube.

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Why Wesabe Lost to Mint

Insightful postmortem on Wesabe. Working out what lessons I need to learn from this.

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September 29, 2010

Two more Rickshaw bags

Two more Rickshaw bags

The bespoke bags Joy and I got from Rickshaw Bagworks as part of their Living Social special. Joy got the small white-and-black-with-purple-trim Zero messenger bag, mine is a medium "Piccadilly Tweed"-with-chocolate trim.

Also slightly visible: My custom Rickshaw "Commuter 2.0" laptop bag that I bought in July and love to pieces. The new one is for lighter-weight "just my iPad and keyboard when I go to the coffee shop" duties!

September 28, 2010

Webpage Asteroids

Fab bookmarklet that lets you blow the shit out of any webpage.

September 27, 2010


Crazy smart security and caching system for websites. You repoint your domain’s DNS to their servers, and everything gets cached and filtered automagically. Comment spam has almost entirely disappeared since I installed it on my blog.

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A user's guide to websites, part 1: If it wasn't broken why fix it?

Fab post by Rev Dan Catt which handily summarises why I ignore anyone that ever uses the “#fail” hashtag on Twitter.

“Can’t you just give us the option to continue using the old version, it’s just a check-box and you have all the old code anyway. I manage the Databases for my company so I know its not that hard!”

Why Companies Should Insist that Employees Take Naps

I’m all about the midday nap.

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This is a news website article about a scientific finding

‘“Basically, this is a brief soundbite,” the scientist will say, from a department and university that I will give brief credit to. “The existing science is a bit dodgy, whereas my conclusion seems bang on” she or he will continue.’

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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.