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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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Category Archives: WordPress
This post is heavily influenced by the goings-on at Reclaim Edtech this October, namely a month-long dive into all things WordPress Multisite for admins with Tom Woodward. It’s similar to the Domain of One’s Own workshop we have run for … Continue reading
It’s been quiet on the bava for a bit after an awesome mountain getaway to Val di Rabbi in early August, followed by some digging-in on work and entertaining guests over the last week or so. What’s more, the blog … Continue reading
Hope springs eternal in the bava breast. This is the third attempt since November of 2021 to try and get a WordPress Multi-Region setup working on Reclaim Cloud, I blogged attempts one and two in some detail. And I’m glad … Continue reading
In preparation of Reclaim Edtech‘s first Flex Course on Gravity Forms next month, the great Tom Woodward has created a fun Superfriends Triva Quiz using, you guessed it, Gravity Forms 🙂 You can take the quiz by clicking the image … Continue reading
It is with distinct pleasure that I get to announce that Tom Woodward will be running a month-long flex course on Gravity Forms throughout the month of June. Gravity Forms is a powerful form-building tool that works with WordPress, and … Continue reading
One of the things I have been doing a lot of over the last few months is talking to folks about running WordPress in Reclaim Cloud. In particular, why would you want/need to? -and how to migrate an existing instance … Continue reading
Last week I was boasting about “Bava Multi-Region Cause I Can”, but that didn’t last. I ran into issues with comments not syncing across database instances in the different regions. I originally blamed caching, but after checking the secondary databases … Continue reading
For this month’s community chat we were joined by John Stewart of the University of Oklahoma and Noah Mitchell from Coventry University. Both Noah and John have been doing inspiring work re-imagining how to integrate their existing Domain of One’s … Continue reading
This is a test to see if I can post after having migrated this blog to a WordPress multi-region setup on Reclaim Cloud, which means the primary blog hosted in the UK is being replicated to Toronto, Canada and the … Continue reading