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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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- 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
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Category Archives: images
I think I vaguely remember something about this technology called blogging where you share the inane things of your life. I might have even done it once upon a time…. I’m back, relatively guilt free, from a month long mix … Continue reading
On Wednesday I spent the day in Richmond working from Virginia Commonwealth University. I’ve been itching to catch up with the great Tom Woodward for a while now, and I finally took the initiative. As an added bonus, I got to sit … Continue reading
Paul Bond and I are teaching a course on the itnernet this semester, so I couldn’t resist this beautifully wrought map of the internet designed by JaySimons. I came across it thanks to this post on the OLDaily, and Stephen Downes … Continue reading
This above image published on Shorpy’s archival photo blog back in 2007 just came across my radar thanks to UMW über-librarian Jack Bales. Below is the description: June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at … Continue reading
I’m still decompressing from Faculty Academy, it was a very interesting conference this year with a lot to unpack. I’ll be posting a number of my afterthoughts here over the next week, but in the meantime I have to say … Continue reading
I have this movie poster hanging in my living room, it’s one of my all time favorite posters—though admittedly not such a great film. I particularly like the tag line as it relates to the artistic detail in the poster. … Continue reading
Not sure what to do with this one, found it here on Shorpy’s and it simply arrested me.
Another gem from my Ubuweb video feed. Just found this series of audio files that feature David Cronenberg curating an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto back in 2006. Here’s a nice quote from Cronenberg … Continue reading