Screw Second Life... the *real* leader in massively-multiplayer virtual worlds is clearly Webkinz. You may not be able to campaign for John Edwards, or purchase spunking cocks, but it's actually, y'know, fun!
Here we see my Webkinz (Russell the Pig) takes on Joy's (Barnaby the Lion) at "Dogbeard's Bathtub Battle".
Trey Parker and Matt Stone hint that the season premiere of South Park is so controversy-prone, they can’t reveal its topic in case it gets pulled. Also coming soon: Cartman as Jack Bauer in a 24 spoof.
Everything a Powerpoint presentation *should* be. (http://isotropic.org/papers/chicken.pdf if you want to see the scientific paper on which this talk is based)
Chicago’s answer to SanFran’s pirate shop and New York’s superhero store opens, and it’s just as brilliant.
“His Ultimate Galactic Dragon Gyroball Pitch Power Explosion breaks three feet inside before cutting sharply toward the dugout, where falsehood and cowardice are forced to shrink before it!”
I’m taking a look at Jaiku — a Twitter-a-like status-sharer, but with deep integration into Series 60 cellphones. It can tell people when I’m on my cellphone, warn them that I’ve put it on silent mode, or tell them my location based upon the cell tower I’m connected to.
The big craze with some friends’ kids — A kind-of cross between Beanie Babies, The Sims and Second Life. Buy a cheap cuddly toy, register with the site, and bring it to life in a virtual world where you can play with it, buy it treats with pretend-money you have to “earn” and interact with your friends. Think I’ll buy one for Joy.
Stonking prize for the BarCampBoston2 programming contest — A free helicopter tour of Boston with PhilG as your pilot!
Now in place on groovymother.com — My links should now be illustrated with dinky thumbnails.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.