This weekend, I got retweeted by a top chef from off the telly (after praising the creamed corn at his new restaurant)(!), and one of my all-time favourite indie musicians of all time (after buying a t-shirt from her). All hail the power of Twitter.
I'm not entirely sure I understand the point of Amazon's new "PayPhrase" system (How is this phrase and a PIN easier than entering my email + password, exactly?) But I am quite pleased with the phrase they let me use (after filtering out all my profane first attempts)
Setting up the Facebook app on Xbox Live.
Rather than the gorgeous OAuth flow used by the Netflix app for the last year (The Xbox displays a six-digit number, you visit the Netflix website on your PC, log-in and enter that number, Tada, everything's linked), the Facebook, Twitter and last.fm apps all require you to fiddle around, entering email addresses and passwords on an on-screen keyboard.
Oh, and remember not to change your password on those services, because you'll need to go through the dance again.
(Particularly like this: "If you can't enter the characters you need here, change your passwords on www.facebook.com")
This is the scene in the Where the Wild Things Are trailer that gets me most excited. For whatever reason -- the wolf outfit? the crown? the silhouette? -- it's the one the punches my memory and says "You love this book."
Can't wait to see what Eggers and Jonez produce.
Let's take a moment to celebrate Dustin "Petey" Pedroia, who won the 2008 AL MVP award today. For two years in the major leagues, this list of achievements from his Wikipedia page is damned impressive.
Shout out too to Youk, for coming in third in MVP voting.
I'm currently the 3rd search result on Google for "rod". Just pipped by a custom cars magazine and everyone's favourite MFY A-Rod, but trouncing pretend-Scot Rod Stewart.
The now-traditional “What’s new in the next version of Gnome” post. As per usual, nothing that makes you fall off your chair screaming OMFGAWESOME, but it’s all welcome tweakage (especially the speeding up, since my Pentium3 laptop is pretty clunky these days)
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.