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Filed under 'portal'

April 10, 2011


Comic bridging the end of Portal with the beginning of Portal 2. I am this: TOTALLY FUCKING PSYCHED!

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May 12, 2010

Portal is FREE!

The free game is not a lie! To encourage download of Steam, Valve is giving Portal away for free for the next two weeks. If you haven’t already played it, YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE NOT TO.

July 31, 2008



First photo taken (and automatically uploaded and geotagged) with my new Eye-Fi Explore card.

I never saw much point in the olde Eye Fi cards, when they could only upload to your home network (if I'm already home, I'm already near my laptop and can grab the photos), but with the hotspot support, on-the-go uploading suddenly becomes viable from my nice camera.

June 30, 2008

GLaGPS - Genetic Lifeform and Global Positioning System

Tweak your Garmin GPS to speak like Portal’s GLaDOS. Be wary if it instructs you to stop for cake.

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April 24, 2008

April 18, 2008

My Weighted Companion Cube

My Weighted Companion Cube

Thanks to the Valve store, I finally have a weighted companion cube of my very own.

January 4, 2008

The Valve Store

Some rather splendid new Portal T’s.

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November 28, 2007


Zoom in to see the greetings. “The Enrichment Center reminds you to Have a Happy Holiday until you are instructed by a supervisor to discontinue having a Happy Holiday.”

November 2, 2007

Tubbypaws - Portal Papercraft

The temptation to print this on the architecture-paper-size plotter at work is great…

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October 29, 2007

Weebl and Bob: Cube

Weebl and Bob do Portal. “Have you been eating cake?”

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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.