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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.
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- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
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Category Archives: Reclaim Arcade
Last week Tim and I did some Reclaim Arcade repairs, this time replacing the capacitors (often referred to as a cap kit) for the monitor chassis of a Wells Gardner K4900. I wanted to see Tim do a full cap … Continue reading
This morning I streamed and recorded a tour of Reclaim Arcade via the robot. It’s always fun to do this kind of thing, and hopefully this video gives you some sense of the space.
We got an updated version of the Double Robotics robot, Double 3, and I spent a bunch of time playing with it this afternoon in Reclaim Arcade. The previous Reclaim the Robot had taken one too many knocks on the … Continue reading
With some headspace slowly freeing up between running Reclaim Hosting and Reclaim Arcade, Tim and I have been getting back to some of the joy of Reclaim. As it often begins, Tim got a couple of toys to help me … Continue reading
Tim shared a music video that was recorded at Reclaim Arcade this Spring from the artist Devsoul X VIVA MONSTA with a song titled “Love Games.” It is pretty awesome to see the artists playing Pitfall in the living room … Continue reading
Happy 8th Birthday to our dear @ReclaimHosting! ?? — Lauren Hanks (@brumface) July 23, 2021 Little note here on the bavablog to recognize that last week Reclaim Hosting turned 8 years old. Seems like just yesterday I was blogging about … Continue reading
“Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.” — Walter Benjamin In mid-May I took a trip back to Fredericksburg, which included a quick jaunt to Long Island to see family and … Continue reading
On Wednesday of this week Tim and I caught up on some arcade repairs. Coming into Reclaim Arcade via robot I’m more a cheerleader/annoyance than help, but I learn a ton so at least one of us gets something out of … Continue reading
What is it Madonna famously said in the 1980s? Something like “Italians Do it Better”? Well, after visiting Antonio Nati’s Arcade Story just outside of Vicenza, Italy I might have an idea of what she was talking about. Antonio is … Continue reading
Eyes are the neon shutters to the soul of Reclaim Arcade… Last weekend Tim Stahmer and Kathy Manley stopped by Reclaim Arcade with cameras in hand. Tim has been a big fan of the arcade, and I am thrilled he … Continue reading