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May 24, 2009

Essentially Odd: A Catalog of Products Created For and Sold at the 826 Stores

A catalog of some of the beautiful, bizarre and hilarious items on sale at 826 storefronts nationwide. Amazon says it’s not out til August 1st, but 826 Valencia had them in stock today, and I picked up a copy.

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July 26, 2007

Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think

Just picked this up, and a quick skim shows it’s something a bit special: Learn good coding practices by reading experts choice of “the most beautiful code they’ve seen”, with plenty of commentary. I’m halfway tempted to take a day off next week and just sit and read this all day.

November 4, 2006

REST Web Services

Spec for a forthcoming book from Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby. I look forward to finding out how to raise my web service designs above the level of “HTTP+POX”.

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September 16, 2006

Amazon.com: Wall and Piece: Books: BANKSY

If you’re just hearing about Bansky this weekend, might I recommend this book. It’s a compendium of his finest work, and it’s truly impressive — both funny and thought-provoking. But mostly funny.

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November 2, 2005

Producing Open Source Software

Free ebook on the hows and wherefores of running an open source project, from someone who’s been round the block a couple of times.

September 24, 2005

FUCK this website

Signs with words covered up by stickers bearing the word “FUCK”. Yes, I am childish enough to find this funny.

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June 2, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

My original paperback copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, bought for me when I was five.

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.