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@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
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Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
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Find out more about me here.
- Phoenix Bug or Easter Egg?
- Reclaim Hosting and the Space of Possibility
- Catching Up with the Joy of ds106
- Reclaim Arcade: Cap Kit for a K4900
- Peertube’s Live Streaming Option
- Phoenix Freeplay and Scramble High Score Save Kit
- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
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Category Archives: 1102xmaS
When i was a kid on Long Island we used to go to the stock car races at the Freeport Speedway every 4th of July for a good part of the ’70s. It was a lot of fun, we used … Continue reading
The Mego collection of marvel and DC figures was epic, and I blogged about Mego’s The World’s greatest Super Heroes 8″ figures in last years’ 1102xmas series. But this time around I want to talk about the 12″ figures, in … Continue reading
If you were a kid in the late 70s or early 80s, chances are you spent some time with Tomy’s Wonderful Waterful Basketball. Fact is, it was everywhere you turned during that period. And thee is a good reason for … Continue reading
Well, it’s that time of year again, the time wherein we start pulling out the decorations of our minds and gearing up the imagination for Xmas, which we all know is right around the corner. So given how much fun … Continue reading
As some of you may know, I have been posting a boatload about toys over the past three or four months, I still have four more posts to write, but I wonder if this one isn’t a fitting end to … Continue reading
The original 12, not the apostles mind you, but more importantly the 3.75″ Star Wars figures released in 1978 that ushered in a new institution in toy franschises and arguably one of the earliest signs of the immense consumer-driven fan … Continue reading
Darcy Norman posted about a Retro LED Footbal game a long while back, and in 1980 I got the Coleco Head-to-Head Football game, a handheld video game for two players, and absolutely the most memorable and fun of the handheld … Continue reading
“These are not the droids you are looking for…” I must have uttered that famous Jedi mind trick phrase by kenobi a million times while playing with Kenner’s Land Speeder. And pound-for-pound this may have been the best of the … Continue reading
While the Death Star was the first and most impressive of the Kenner Star Wars play sets, the second may have been even more special to me given the subject: the Mos Eisley Cantina. I mean let’s face it, given … Continue reading
Catalog Description: (15) Star Wars Millennium Falcon Spaceship. Use with mini-figures (not incl.). Battle alert sound, landing gear folds up. Cockpit canopy opens. Entrance ramp folds down. Radar dish swivels 360 degrees. Rear deck area lifts off to expose laser … Continue reading