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 'slate'

February 12, 2009

Evolution and Facebook's "25 Random Things About Me" craze.

On the mutation of memes.

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January 2, 2008

November 28, 2007

Rock Band vs. Real Band: Sleater-Kinney's guitarist tests out Rock Band. - By Carrie Brownstein - Slate Magazine

Greate article on “Rock Band” by Carrie Brownstein. “If you are going to play the game with a group of friends for more than a night, shouldn’t you just form a real band? There is something sad about the thought of four teenagers getting Rock Band for Christmas and spending all of their after-school time pretending to know how to play.”

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December 5, 2006

A baseball player answers his fan mail 15 years later - Slate Magazine

Former baseball player finds a box of fan mail from 1991 while cleaning his garage, and replies to them!

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July 25, 2006

reddit.com: Slate - what's new online

Reddit launch a branded sub-site just for Slate articles, essentially becoming the “official” place to comment on and rate Slate articles. An interesting joint venture, showing there’s more to the Web 2.0 businessplan than just “targetted advertising”.

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June 29, 2006

How To Swing - The United States Patent Office explains it all for you.

If I ever write a patent, I’m going to sneak in the phrase “The user may even choose to produce a Tarzan-type yell”.

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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.