I am the ghost of groovymother.com. Woooooo!

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.

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February 10, 2010

Facebook Wants to Be Your One True Login

Epic comment thread. Context: “We’ve determined by looking at our traffic stats that people are doing Google searches for “facebook login” and coming upon RWW. They see the FB Connect button and assume that RWW is the “new Facebook.”“

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August 24, 2008

YouTube Comment Snob

Firefox extensions which hides the most blatantly idiotic YouTube comments. Favourite filter: Uses Firefox’s in-built dictionary to hide comments with too many spelling mistakes.

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July 3, 2007

The B-List: Hacking comments without hacking comments

Django project to bulk-up the built-in comments to make them less spammable. I did a bunch of this by hand — good to see it implemented in a shareable manner.

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April 24, 2007


Since 99% of what I write here is now in the category of “links” rather than posts, and at the prodding of Mike, I’ve added the ability to comment on links on the site.

Turned out to be about 2 new lines of code and minor templatery tweaks (Thank you Django!)

Go crazy, gang. Feedback-me-do!

January 4, 2007

The B-List: Django tips: Hacking FreeComment

HOWTO hook Akismet (the anti-comment-spam service) into Django’s built-in commenting. I think I should have commenting for groovymother live by the weekend.

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July 20, 2006

coComment blog » What’s new?

coComment adds features that actually make it, you know, _useful_. It now tracks all comments left after you or a variety of blogging packages, and the Firefox extension means you don’t have to remember to hit the bookmarklet each time.

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February 7, 2006

coComment - clear conversation in the blogosphere

Interesting solution to the problem of knowing if anyone’s replied to a comment you’ve left on someone else’s blog.

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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.