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September 12, 2010

My Faith in Nerds: Stronger Than Any Gelatinous Cube | 43 Folders

Charming, funny and rambling talk from Merlin Mann. Really great stuff about recognizing the nerdiness in yourself, and how to harness that power.

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October 25, 2009

Makebelieve Help, Old Butchers, and Figuring Out Who You Are (For Now)

Thought-provoking video from Merlin Mann. It’s long, but chock-full of food for thought. (Protip: Click through to Vimeo and download the .m4v file from there — it’s the perfect format for copying onto an iPhone)

In particular, the topic of the “Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition” was of great interest to me, as I look back on how I’ve progressed over almost-a-year at Slide, and face the brand new challenge of having direct reports to manage.

October 20, 2009

Merlin Mann on HuffPo page layout

“This is a web page that says “Go fuck yourself” in about half a dozen ways. Just wow.”

April 9, 2009

January 25, 2009

You Look Nice Today AGM

You Look Nice Today AGM

Merlin Mann recaps a disappointing year for @ylnt. Snare, Baby on a Dog, and The Fishstick: all lost money. :(

December 1, 2008

Photography, and the Tolerance for Courageous Sucking | 43 Folders

I’ll be honest, I didn’t much care for Merlin Mann’s productivity blogging, which I oversimplistically tagged mentally as “GTD” and “ignore”. That said, his recent writings about his struggles to bootstrap his creative juices are essential reading.

August 27, 2008

Social Networks: The Case for a "Pause" Button | 43 Folders

Great post by Merlin, particularly for this description of why I can’t be arsed with the hype about Friendfeed: “On a site like FriendFeed, which has quickly become the platform of choice for the web’s least interesting narcissists — and the slow-witted woodland creatures who enjoy grooming their fur — this is a major breakthrough in the makebelieve friendship space”

August 25, 2007

How I made my presentations a little better | 43 Folders

Good collation of presentation links and tips from Merlin Mann.

March 7, 2007

Screencast on Quicksilver's "Comma Trick"

Didn’t know you could do this with QuickSilver. Those Windows apps that try to clone just the program launching part of QS are really missing the beauty of the app.

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.