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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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- 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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Category Archives: Reclaim Arcade
Let me start by saying I had no intention of buying another game. In fact, today started like any other day. I woke up, fed the dogs, drank my coffee, checked in on Reclaim tickets, did some accounting, and only … Continue reading
Yesterday Tim and I spoke with Zach Whalen‘s “Games and Culture” course about Reclaim Arcade, and it was fun! The stream was overloaded for the first 9 minutes given Zach was crashing his computer with all the awesome that is … Continue reading
Oh, it's Tuesday? That must mean two more games for @reclaimarcade! A nice Pengo and near mint Wizard of Wor will soon be on the floor at the might Reclaim Arcade! And to be clear, I don't care if you … Continue reading
Back in November Tim and I sat down with the Matt Project to talk about Reclaim Arcade. I’ve been meaning to share this on the bava, and the recent announcement of the arcade opening at the end of January provided … Continue reading
Tim and I are thrilled to ring in 2021 with some good news on the Reclaim Arcade front, namely that IT’S ALIVE! We’re currently taking advanced bookings on our website for 2-hour blocks of time starting Friday, January 29th. This … Continue reading
I’m just coming off an extremely intense and creatively gratifying trip back to Fredericksburg, Virginia to work with Tim to dial in Reclaim Arcade. And dial it in we did! I will try and use most of this post to … 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
? Tim did a great interview in which he talks Reclaim Arcade on the 80-Bit Podsmash podcast with Termite and Penguin. The podcast is about all things gaming, and it was cool to hear the co-hosts dig on the Reclaim … Continue reading
While I was on vacation Tim shared the following images of his progress re-populating the Reclaim HQ with our 45+ old school video game cabinets. You see, back in March we had emptied the space in preparation for major construction … Continue reading