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July 19, 2012

Herp Derp YouTube Comments

“Significantly improves YouTube comments by replacing them with random herps and derps.”

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October 1, 2010

YouTube - John Cage's 4'33"

Love this. “NOTICE This video contains an audio track that has not been authorized by WMG. The audio has been disabled.” Well played, YouTube.

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October 28, 2008

Bassets for Obama

Warning: contains awesome shots of basset jowls flapping in the breeze.

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October 9, 2008

xkcd: Youtube Audio Preview

YouTube implements a feature that featured in an xkcd comic last week. In response, current.com is looking into including velociraptor protection in our next patch release.

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October 8, 2008

Youtube, now in Super HD!

*FOUR* times the resolution of a regular YouTube video.

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September 23, 2008

Wario Land - Shake It! YouTube ad

Brilliantly-done ad for the new Wario game for Wii. Seems dull to start, but worth continuing with!

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August 24, 2008

YouTube Comment Snob

Firefox extensions which hides the most blatantly idiotic YouTube comments. Favourite filter: Uses Firefox’s in-built dictionary to hide comments with too many spelling mistakes.

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July 31, 2008

Political videos meet Google speech-to-text technology

Google has a first stab at making video content searchable, across a selection of political speeches. Will be interesting to see how well this works.

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May 25, 2008

Weezer, "Pork and Beans"

The YouTubiest video ever, with helpful links to the original videos.

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August 22, 2007

Video with new YouTube advertising

YouTube have launched their advertising model, and it doesn’t look too bad at all. Fifteen seconds into a clip, a little transparent-ish message pops up at the bottom of the video, which you can click on for more information (pausing your video), or close if you like. Ten seconds later, it fades away again.

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June 20, 2007

Apple - iPhone - YouTube Browser

Apple continue throwing out tasty morsels of iPhone announcements in the run-up to the launch next Friday — This time, a built-in YouTube browser. (Random thought: If Steve Jobs is trying to tell the developer community that Web Apps are a perfectly good way to develop for the iPhone, how come Apple have taken the perfectly good website that is YouTube and created a custom app for it?)

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April 16, 2007

YouTube Video Only | userstyles.org

Greasemonkey script to remove all the crap from YouTube pages that isn’t the video.

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March 2, 2007

BBC NEWS | BBC strikes Google-YouTube deal

Um… The BBC is going to put promotional clips on YouTube. Explain to me why this is “news”?

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September 15, 2006

Viral Video Chart

What videos on YouTube and Google Video are getting the most links from blogs. Alternatively, your guide to what the hell those strange noises are you’re hearing from neighbouring cubicles at work.

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September 3, 2006

TubeSock - Rip videos from YouTube

OSX app which downloads YouTube flash videos, converts them to MPEG4, and loads them onto your iPod Video.

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May 21, 2006

YouTube - S60 Promo

Splendid-looking 6 minute preview of Aaron Sorkin’s new show “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”. This clip was pulled from YouTube by NBC lawyers last week, but someone kindly re-upped it. Hurry up and enjoy before it gets yanked again.

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April 19, 2006

YouTube - Pinball Number Count

The Pointer Sisters’ greatest hit? Classic Sesame Street animation.

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.