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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.
- 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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I am just coming off a quick, fun trip back to Virginia. I was invited to talk at Old Dominion University (I’ll say more about that in my next post) which meant I was able to sneak in some time … Continue reading
View this post on Instagram @xanderfalls rocking Alice in Wonderland on laserdisc @reclaimvideo and it looks quite good! A post shared by Jim Groom (@jim.groom) on Feb 15, 2019 at 12:07pm PST I got bak into town late Thursday, and … Continue reading
Last week was a whirlwind between a major migration, PressED Conference, and a packed-full Easter weekend. There was no real respite yesterday given we had a shared hosting server down most of the day, so attention was split to say … Continue reading
Reclaim Video is coming along nicely. It will be officially opening sometime in the next month or so. What that looks like exactly is not entirely clear just yet, and ww would appreciate any and all ideas. We are discussing … Continue reading
Miles, his friend Andy, and I caught a rather clean, but brooding, 35MM print of The Empire Strikes Back (1980) at the Library of Congress, Packard Campus in Culpeper, VA last night. I got to thinking that Empire is very much … Continue reading
Last night the group researching online dating sites did an excellent job taking us through that world. In particular, they referenced an early computer dating service started by three Harvard graduates in the mid-1960s called Operation Match. To quote the 1965 Crimson Tide … Continue reading
Note: While writing this monster of a post I realized I wrote a post back in August of 2008 wherein I dreamed up a double-feature bava beverly film fest that matched a Bava film with another classic. Well this is … Continue reading
When Anto was in New York City a couple of months ago she picked me up the latest issue of Cinema Retro, which is similar to my favorite film magazine Filmfax. The main differences being it’s a British publication and it … Continue reading
The other night I was re-watching John Carpenter’s prescient 1988 film They Live, it was as good as I remembered it was. But this time around something struck me besides the eery resonance with last year’s occupy movement, namely the … Continue reading