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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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November 9, 2008

Instant FriendFeed - Notifications and Posting over IM

I usually don’t much care for FriendFeed, but I have to say that I’m impressed with their implementation of an XMPP bot — especially since the folks at Twitter suggested this week that such a large scale bot is impossible.

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March 30, 2008

BBC Radio Labs - Still Playing in the Cloud

BBC Radio experiment with XMPP for radio “Now Playing” information dispersal.

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January 18, 2008

AOL adopting XMPP aka Jabber

You can now log into your AIM or ICQ account using Jabber. They’re not yet doing server-to-server, but it’s surely just a matter of time.

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July 26, 2007

RussellBeattie.com - I Am Jabber Powered!

Good summary of why Jabber is awesome and the future of IM. I have to admit, I didn’t “get it” until I installed my own XMPP server and was able to hack up a bot in Python with about 20 lines of code.

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July 10, 2007

beejive :: JiveTalk mobile messaging

AJAX-based instant messaging app for the iPhone. A bit slow, but it works!

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February 8, 2007

My fingerprints for Off-The-Record IM encryption

Just publishing these so I can point to them later for verification purposes. If you IM with me, I encourage you to use a client that supports OTR encryption.

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January 20, 2007

The South African XMPP Federation OpenID Server

OpenID server which uses Jabber for authentication. Give your Jabber ID and a temporary token, and it will IM you and ask for your permission to login. Very clever.

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January 9, 2007

xmpp4moz - Trac

Yowsers! A Firefox extension that enables simple asynchronous webapps, using Jabber’s XMPP prototcol. If this gets legs, it could be the birth of some wicked cool stuff.

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November 20, 2006

Agile Messenger

AIM/Jabber/MSN client for cellphones. Seems nicely designed, but not sure it’s worth €25 a year for the service.

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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.