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 'reviews'

July 1, 2009

Amazon.com: The Economist: The Kindle Store

This makes me tremendously happy — The Economist is now available as a Kindle subscription. Interestingly, it’s priced almost identically to the dead tree subscription, which is causing a rare amount of bitching in the Amazon reviews from those who don’t understand the, erm, economics of magazine production. (Clue: Adding dead-tree subscribers increases the rate you can charge advertisers. Adding advertising-free Kindle subscribers doesn’t.)

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May 30, 2006

Yelp - Rod B.'s Reviews - Somerville

I’m really enjoying playing with Yelp at the moment. They’ve done an excellent job of making the site browsable, and encouraging you to write your own reviews.

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March 23, 2006


Interesting take on collaborative filtering — Finds you movie reviewers whose opinions match yours. Initial signs point to it being wicked fricking awesome.

November 5, 2005

Off The Telly

Immensely thorough and thoughtful UK TV reviews and history. Quality stuff.

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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.