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“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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- 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
- Robot Tour of Reclaim Arcade
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Category Archives: DTLT Today
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
So, after tracking time on the blog today given Reclaim’s 5th birthday, Tim asked me to look for the DTLT Today video episode 105 where we announced Reclaim Hosting. I found it and Tim will be posting it shortly for … Continue reading
Tim Owens and I had some fun this week in our new incubator classroom that is attached to the DTLT suite in UMW’s new Information and Technology Convergence Center. It’s a completely awesome space, and we haven’t really had the … Continue reading
In this wopping one hour and 26 minute video Martha Burtis and Tim Owens take you through two years of development on the UMW Domains project. It’s the most thorough record available of the work they’ve been doing since Summer 2012, … Continue reading
This episode of DTLT Today features UMW Creative Writing professor Jon Pineda. It’s Jon’s first year at UMW, but that didn’t stop him from jumping into the Domain of One’s Own fray with both feet. He’s been experimenting with domains … Continue reading
In this episode of DTLT Today, Ryan Brazell and I sit down with History professor Sue Fernsebner to talk about the vast array of awesome projects she’s been working on over the last year. The work we discuss includes, but is … Continue reading
DTLT Today: Episode 109 – Andreá Livi Smith from Jim Groom on Vimeo. It’s finals week and everyone is slammed for time right now on campus, but Historic Preservation professor Andreá Livi Smith was still generous enough to sit with … Continue reading
For the 107th episode of DTLT Today, I sat down with English professor Marie McAllister to talk about her ongoing experimentation with technologies in her teaching over the last decade more generally. In particular, the amazing work she has done … Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to write a post about Jack Bales’s amazing work as part of the Domain of One’s Own faculty initiative this past Spring, but somehow a post seemed inadequate. For more than three years now I’ve been bothering … Continue reading
Note: At two points in the above video (roughly at 12 minutes and 22 minutes) there’s cacophonous feedback when we go to the shot of the laptop. Andy picks it up and fixes it soon after the 22 minute mark. … Continue reading