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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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- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
- Robot Tour of Reclaim Arcade
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Category Archives: ds106tv
This is the second #vinylcast in one week, so I must be getting into a groove these days—which is always nice. This one takes me back to the… Continue reading
Most of last week was eaten up by playing with PeerTube on Reclaim Cloud. Tim installed ds106.tv on a VPS through Reclaim Cloud following this guide, and he said it wasn’t too bad, just a lot of copying and pasting … Continue reading
I recently said something along the lines of…. The nice part about a ds106.tv, as Tim reminds me, is there are no copyright trolls. Small can be very good for a video community. Plus, I have already spent my time dealing with the … Continue reading
I’m gonna try and make this post short and sweet because the conversation above says it all. In episode 24 of Reclaim Today Tim and I were once again joined by Andy Rush to brainstorm the design and structure of … Continue reading
There is no better feeling than when some of your plodding experimentation starts to come together after several months of work. Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of presenting to the GO-GN network about digital identity. I asked Martin Weller … Continue reading
Two days ago Alex U. at the University of Montreal sent me an email asking if I had time to answer a few questions about EDUPUNK as a learning model for a presentation due Sunday.* I immediately offered to video … Continue reading
024: Tunamelts and Telepresence On Thursday Tim and I recorded yet another Reclaim Today episode, and I have to say this may be my favorite to date. Not only because we are beginning to see some of the fun possibilities … Continue reading
I heard the news today, oh boy. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed tonight, and like most folks of a certain age he was a ubiquitous icon of the… Continue reading
Another #vinylcast in the can, this one did not come easy, but it was fun. I played a bit with the green screen in OBS, multiple shots from… Continue reading
The idea was simple enough, broadcast a record over ds106radio and ds106tv. I mean I have been around this block before, but nothing comes easy when you are… Continue reading