I am the ghost of groovymother.com. Woooooo!

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.

Filed under 'obsessive'

August 15, 2010

The Pac-Man Dossier

Relentlessly thorough documentation of the history, design and strategy of Pac-Man.

February 19, 2008

The World's Greatest Music Collection - eBay

3m records and 300k CDs, for $3m? Bargain! /me runs off to ask for line increase on my credit cards

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August 9, 2007

YouTube - New Line Home Entertainment (2001)

All day, I’ve had this bit of music stuck in my head. All I could remember was that it was a movie company’s logo, and things flew around on the screen. I’ve been reduced to scouring YouTube to work out what it was — The ident for “New Line Home Entertainment”! Thank you, the Internet.

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February 20, 2007

Birth Of An Apple Store

Webcam trained on the construction of the new Apple Store in Boston. Obsessive much?

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June 1, 2006

The Comprehensive Bunny Name List

A comprehensive list of all known bunny names. “And please, this is not a list of possible bunny names, so don’t just send a name a bunny might have.” When I was a kid, ours was http://purl.org/ceryle/bunny/#bid0511.

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May 23, 2006

Comparison of Eurovision Song Contest Simulation with Actual Results Reveals Shifting Patterns of Collusive Voting Alliances.

Detailed analysis of Eurovision voting, showing that there *are* blocs. Worth reading just for the venn diagrams, and the use of the word ‘eurovisiopsephology’.

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March 11, 2006

Trixie Tracker: Baby Tracking Software

Data-mining your baby for a happier life. I know some engineers that this will appeal to!

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February 26, 2006


Frankly admirable dedication to a cause: Reviewing all the kinds of instant macaroni & cheese on sale in the UK.

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November 26, 2005


Does exactly what it says on the can. “Beedogs.com is the premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes.”

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October 24, 2005

Cassette Jam

Yikes! It’s kind of creepy that seeing some of these blank tapes reminds me of the ZX Spectrum games I had pirated on each kind!

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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.