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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
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.
I am Jim Groom
Find out more about me here.
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Category Archives: AWS
In my work to get familiar with Reclaim Cloud I have been taking on projects that I am fairly familiar. Such as migrating this blog, ds106, and ds106.club. It’s been educational, and my last migration project is now almost finished … Continue reading
Since May of 2014 I have been playing on and off with the blogging platform Ghost. It has been an on again off again affair, and I have never left WordPress for it, but rather use it as a test … Continue reading
Building on my last post about moving ds106.club off Amazon Web Services (AWS), I moved another EC2 instance I setup back in 2014 to run the blogging platform Ghost. Like ds106.club, I had not been able to access the server … Continue reading
This semester we having been moving our Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) packages for new institutions to Digital Ocean. Up and until now we haven’t run DoOO through cloud infrastructure providers like AWS, Linode, Digital Ocean, etc. for two reasons: price … Continue reading
I was reading John Johnston’s blog this morning (gotta keep up with my European peeps) and his post about fighting linkrot hit home. Every morning I wake up to an email letting me know a few more links on the bava … Continue reading
I’ve been trying to consolidate and archive the last 10 years of images, videos, documents, site backups, etc. It’s a daunting task, but I am finding uploading everything on old computers and backup disks to Amazon S3 is an approach … Continue reading
Heads up: this is not a technical run through, but more of a conceptual overview. Apologies if you came here looking for a how-to. Hopefully we will have just that in the next few months. But enough about the past, … Continue reading
One of the quiet wins we had in DTLT this semester was moving UMW Blogs to Amazon Web Services. It was essential because this platform was quickly outgrowing the limits of a dedicated server. In fact, if it weren’t for Tim Owens‘s fancy … Continue reading
http://t.co/YUs8YEmRIe has gone #Docker! As of today @DukeU‘s main site now hosted entirely in #Docker containers! @DukeOIT @DukeWebServices — Chris Collins (@ChrisInDurham) May 12, 2015 I was excited to see Tony Hirst retweet the news that Duke University’s website is … Continue reading