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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.

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July 23, 2012

Delving into Terry Gilliam's personal archive

Oh man. The comedy nerd in me is drooling. Terry Gilliam’s daughter is organizing his personal archives and blogging what she uncovers. Seeing some of the original bits of card he used for Monty Python animations brings back a lot of memories.

July 17, 2009

Eggs Of History

Eggs. Dressed as historical figures. Obviously.

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March 2, 2009

The Hope Chest

Grisly snippets of 1930’s Detroit newspapers. Disturbingly gripping.

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November 5, 2008

September 30, 2008

Google 2001

In celebration of their tenth birthday, Google have resuscitated their search index from January 2001. Ah, the good old days, when “ROD BEGBIE IN VIRGIN SNOG SHOCKER!” turned up on the second page of results for my egosurf.

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March 26, 2008

Abyss & Apex : Wikihistory

“Take it easy on the kid, SilverFox316; everybody kills Hitler on their first trip. I did. It always gets fixed within a few minutes, what’s the harm?”

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February 10, 2008

ongoing: XML People

Fascinating account of the people (and corporations) involved in the creation of XML (which was published ten years ago today)

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November 17, 2007

Swap Adjacent Gems to Make Sets of Three: A History of Matching Tile Games

A brief history of Bejeweled and similar “casual” games.

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August 26, 2007

The Lemmings Story

Creation of one of the best video games of all time. They’re absolutely right about the perfection of the learning curve in the first game.

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January 16, 2007

Basing the Design of History on the User's Memory

Really interesting concepts in changing the history tab in Firefox (which is currently near useless for finding something you remember from a couple of days ago).

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November 7, 2005

Greatest Internet Moments

A nostalgic selection of memes and history from the last ten years.

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November 5, 2005

Off The Telly

Immensely thorough and thoughtful UK TV reviews and history. Quality stuff.

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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.