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Entries for week beginning June 3, 2012

June 8, 2012

Vegan strippers are on their way to Southeast Portland after Casa Diablo gets a liquor license

“The bottom line is that vegetable-wielding strippers won the day.”

June 7, 2012


New favourite Mac utility. Automatically hides app windows after a couple of minutes in the background so you can focus on what you’re working on.

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June 5, 2012

The Four Critical Security Flaws that Resulted in Last Friday's Hack - CloudFlare blog

Outstandingly detailed postmortem (with timeline infographic!) from Cloudflare on how their systems were compromised despite having perfectly reasonable security in place for their Google Apps accounts.

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June 4, 2012

Chrome Networking: DNS Prefetch & TCP Preconnect - igvita.com

I love the relatively simple heuristics the Chrome team have come up with to speed up network connections.

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If You're Expecting The TV Industry To Just "Collapse", Keep Dreaming - SplatF

This gels a lot with my expectations for how the television industry is going to evolve over the next few years (ie. Not a great deal, and certainly far less than the folks my age who would love to watch HBO Original Programming without paying $80/month would hope)

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Always a little disappointed when I cross the GGB and there aren’t apes swinging on the supports

Always a little disappointed when I cross the GGB and there aren’t apes swinging on the supports

Vinyl Tap - A record player app for your iPad

Skeuomorphism gone mad. I kind of love it. (Also, double plus points for the name)

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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.