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Filed under 'bittorrent'

January 15, 2010

BBC News - Music file-sharer 'Oink' cleared of fraud

Hurrah! The founder of OiNK’s Pink Palace found not-guilty of fraud. So in summary, by getting OiNK shut down, the music industry have achieved: Pissing off a large community of music lovers and no conviction. Good work fellas!

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May 21, 2008


Web remote-control plugin for the Transmission bittorrent client. Very handy.

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October 27, 2007

oink.cd - the number 1 site in the world for waffle recipes

Oink points to Google which points to a blog post which points torrent trackers which point to music.

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October 23, 2007


Excellent article from a musician about the loss of OiNK. OiNK was run by and for music geeks — I’d be willing to bet that CD purchasing by OiNK members is higher on average than the general population — and primarily acted as the kind of complete music archive that the music industry doesn’t have the skill, inclination or cojones to create themselves.

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BBC NEWS | Huge pirate music site shut down

OiNK is raided. *sigh*. /me expects RIAA letter in 5.. 4.. 3..

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April 10, 2007

Need To Know 2002-07-26

How free porn has helped the world of networking in the past — Load-testing BitTorrent back in 2002.

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December 3, 2006

Publishing with BitTorrent

BitTorrent.com will host torrents for any file on the web you point them to. I didn’t realise that you could use HTTP to seed torrents — that’s a pretty cool way of bootstrapping.

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March 17, 2006


Interesting attempt to add more social context (eg. trust, recommendations) to BitTorrent donwnloads.

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November 15, 2005

Podtropolis - The iPod Tracker

BitTorrent tracker focused on video content of a suitable resolution for video iPods.

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October 4, 2005

O'Reilly Radar > HBO Attacking BitTorrent

I’ve spotted this too. I download a lot of TV, but Safe Peer only goes bezerk stopping nastiness when I’m downloading “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, another HBO show

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September 7, 2005

I, Cringely . NerdTV

The first episode of NerdTV — the online-only PBS-funded geek interview show hosted by a Bob Cringely — is now online. There are some really interesting guests lined up, so this definitely has potential.

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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.