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Filed under 'html5'

January 17, 2011

Pirates Love Daisies: An HTML5 Tower Defence Strategy Game

Decent tower defense game. Sponsored by Microsoft, works fantastically in Chrome, no plugins required.

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Hypnotic generative art.

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August 30, 2010

The Wilderness Downtown

Arcade Fire song combined with Google Maps and some JavaScript voodoo to make a lovely experience.

July 7, 2010

Multiuser Sketchpad

Canvas+Websockets+node.js == tens of people drawing on the same board. The “Time to Penis” is ridiculously short. (On my first go, I wrote “hello world”. Within 30 seconds, someone had made a smiley face of the ‘o’, and someone else was in the middle of turning the ‘h’ into a cock.)


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June 24, 2010


Browser VNC client, implemented plugin-free in JavaScript using HTML5 websockets and canvas. I love this future.

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May 28, 2010


Holy crap, this is a cunning hack! Renders (some) SWFs in browser without the Flash plugin, using Canvas and JavaScript. Works (albeit somewhat slowly) on iPhones and iPads. Gonna be interesting to see if Adobe buy this up.

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April 17, 2010

HTML5 presentation

Presentation built using HTML5 to demo new HTML5 features. Runs best in a recent Google Chrome.

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December 22, 2007

Stephen Fry: Dork talk

Stephen Fry writes about the HTML5 ogg video debacle — he’s even more geeky that I’d previously imagined. What a hero!

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April 14, 2007

HTML5, XHTML2, and the Future of the Web

Good summary of the “competing” HTML/XHTML “standards”. There’s the engineering side of my brain that loves the ‘you have to close every tag’ tidyness of XHTML, but let’s face it, the pragmatic reverse-engineered-tag-soup approach of HTML5 is going to win this one.

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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.