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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.

Entries for week beginning March 23, 2008

March 29, 2008

shirt.woot: Now Let Me Get This Straight

Best shirt.woot in a while. Only problem? When I wear it, I can’t get the bloody song out of my head.

Volume One

CD Purchase: She & Him - Volume One

March 28, 2008



A long sliver of spittle hangs from the mouth of Clyde as I play with my new camera.

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March 26, 2008

ImprovBoston's Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction

Attention Boston! The amassed hawtness that *is* ImprovBoston are holding a bachelor auction in May to raise money for their new theatre in Central Square. There’s some excellent videos already up to let you know just who you could be walking away with at the end of the night, whilst supporting a worthy non-profit.

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Crossover Games

Wine for OS X and Linux especially designed to play graphically-intensive Windows games. The Orange Box and its contents are supported, and Audio-Surf ran OK for me, with some minor resolution-based oddness. Not sure it’s worth $40, though, when I can just reboot to Boot Camp.

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Abyss & Apex : Wikihistory

“Take it easy on the kid, SilverFox316; everybody kills Hitler on their first trip. I did. It always gets fixed within a few minutes, what’s the harm?”

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What Will Life Be Like in the Year 2008?

Oh, so close. Predictions from a 1968 issue of Mechanix Illustrated.

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March 25, 2008

Consolers Of The Lonely

CD Purchase: The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely

“No Need to Call Us”

“No Need to Call Us”

DirecTV apparently decide that they just have too many satisfied customers in the New England area, so kill the NESN transmission of Red Sox opening day. (Thankfully, the HD feed still worked!)

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March 24, 2008


CD Purchase: Tom Middleton - Lifetracks

Rod Begbie's twitter conversations - Quotably.com

Clever attempt at threading Twitter conversations.

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March 23, 2008

Arsecandle on Sea - MyMiniCity

Lovely little piece of web frivolity — You start with an empty patch of land, which only grows into a city as people visit the page. If you could embed this on your own site, it’d be awesome.

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wikinear.com, OAuth and Fire Eagle

Simon Willison knocks out a quick prototype showing Wikipedia articles related to your current location, a masterpiece of mashuppery.

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.