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Entries for week beginning July 26, 2009

July 31, 2009

Move to Windows 7

From the “Holy Shit! Are You Fucking Kidding Me‽” department: Windows XP users will have to format their hard drives and do clean installs to upgrade to Windows 7 — there is no “upgrade” option that keeps their installed programs intact.

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Anatomy of a feature

Great description of all the thought that is needed for “a quick feature”. Just gone through implementing one of these this evening!

Apple Claims New iPhone Only Visible To Most Loyal Of Customers | The Onion

The packed auditorium, which had been listening to Jobs in hushed reverence for several minutes, then erupted into applause, with hundreds of men and women suddenly jumping to their feet and shouting, “I can see it!” “Look, there it is!” and “God, it’s so beautiful!”

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July 30, 2009

Report: Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 - ESPN

*le sigh*. The inevitability of this news doesn’t really take the edge off the sadness. The Red Sox had been lucky with the steroid testing leaks and reports so far. Now, the 2004 & 2007 World Series wins are _officially_ tarnished.

July 29, 2009

Upgrade Xbox 360 hard drive

How to upgrade an XBox 360 hard drive from 20Gb to 120Gb without paying MS a stupid amount of premium for it coming in a plastic shell. I just did this and it was a pain in the ass, but I saved over $100. I think that was worth it!

July 28, 2009


Replace the Apple graphic on OS X boot. Being a traditionalist, I’ve got with an old school Happy Mac.

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July 27, 2009

Introducing Internet Garage Sale

Steven Frank of Panic has created a small-scale invitation-only geek auction site. I can confirm from selling an Airport Extreme base station on it last week that it was less hassle, and probably got me a better price, than eBay or Craigslist would have been.

Ping me if you’d like an invite.

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.