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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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November 28, 2006

Presto – Send email and photos to people who don't have a computer

Another bubblicious startup — Email photos and letters to “people who don’t have a computer” *cough*old people*cough*, and have them print out on their hooked-up-to-the-phoneline HP inkjet printer. I can’t imagine that the old-person-without-a-computer market is going to stay large much longer, but it’s an interesting idea.

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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.