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Entries for week beginning October 3, 2010

October 9, 2010

Beer from Alloa!

Beer from Alloa!

Oor Wullie and Big Tam

Oor Wullie and Big Tam

The old Milky Way mural

The old Milky Way mural

The last time we got photographed here? About seven years ago.

October 8, 2010

Times change. I think of this as “the CSC building”

Times change. I think of this as “the CSC building”

Pumpkin spice donut and a large regular decaf.

Pumpkin spice donut and a large regular decaf.

October 7, 2010

a softer world: 581

I disagree with your opinion…

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X Factor is gripped by Tillicoultry fever as neighbours take to streets in support of Gamu

My hometown is “famous” for more than just Dougie Donnelly’s adverts for a furniture warehouse. For a week.

October 6, 2010

The Coffee Wars of San Francisco

If Ken Burns covered SF coffee…

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Like this app a lot. Best way to describe it is “Visual Twitter”. Crazy simple to quickly snap and share a photo, and get a stream of what your friends are up to. (Also: fellow Dogpatch Labs residents, and Mike is on the Awesome Foundation SF board.)

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BBC Sport - Liverpool to be bought by Boston Red Sox owners

Seems like a good match, both in terms of cities and teams. John Henry has been a great principal owner for the Sox organization.

October 5, 2010

xkcd: Online Communities 2

Just glorious. The lifeboats from Digg to Reddit are a nice touch.

The Chokehold of Calendars

“Most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening.”

A soundtrack to my walk along the Embarcadero

A soundtrack to my walk along the Embarcadero

From the "Why I love San Francisco" file. I kept pace with this guy as I walked from Dogpatch Labs to the Ferry Building!

October 4, 2010

Costco - Shelf Reliance THRIVE 1-year Supply Dehydrated & Freeze-Dried Food

Includes “3 Cans of Bacon Textured Vegetable Protein (47 servings per can)”. In case anyone was wondering what to get me for my birthday… (Make sure and read the reviews)

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October 3, 2010

Bose VideoWave Entertainment System

Congrats to the folks at Bose for getting this out. I remember listening to the early prototypes in 2007, and being hugely impressed with the sound. (But ouch! What a price tag!) Will be heading into a Bose store in the next few weeks to see the demo!

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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.