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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.

Filed under 'hacks'

October 19, 2007


An old hack, rediscovered: Change the “00 READY” message on HP printers. I used variants of this at uni (“00 RAEDY” and “PAPER UPSIDE DOWN” were favourites of mine), and at AnagramOfPanties (in those glorious bubble days, I ran a script which displayed the current stock price on printers).

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July 12, 2007

How-To: Dirt Cheap Wall-Sized Whiteboards

[AnagramOfPanties] used to have entire rooms walled in showerboard, as well as a policy that if you ever found a red Expo marker, you had to throw it in the trash immediately, because it was a bugger to clean off the boards.

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October 26, 2006

Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker

Tweaks to get Firefox 2.0 behaving the old way that you’re used to.

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November 27, 2005

Emulating W3C ,tools with mod_rewrite

Nifty hack, enabled now on Groovy Mother, that allows you to check your webpages by tweaking the URLs.

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October 24, 2005

How-to: VMware player modification

Use the free VMWare Player to *create* virtual machines.

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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.