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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
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Tag Archives: atari2600
The bava 3400
This is post number 3400 on the bava, which is something. The blog turns 15 years old in December, and I hope to hit 3500 by then, making it a clean 233.3333 posts per year for the last 15 years. … Continue reading
Yars Revenge on ds106tv
Another Atari 2600 test run on ds106.tv, this time highlighting some Yars Revenge gameplay, which I learned was a creative re-working of the 1980 vector arcade game classic Star Castle. I didn’t remember how to play the game, so there … Continue reading
Atari 2600 on ds106tv: Video Pinball, Space Invaders, and Jungle Hunt
I’ve been playing around on ds106.tv for a couple of weeks now, and I wanted to be sure to archive some of those shenanigans on the bava. My earlier attempt to figure out Streamlabs OBS (before switching to OBS) featured … Continue reading
OpenEmu, RetroPie, c128d, and more cables than you can shake a stick at
Update: Thanks to Tim’s comment I was able to find a solution that will actually work and is significantly cheaper for capturing the Retropie output on the Mac for streaming. I am quickly realizing why ds106radio and ds106tv is good … Continue reading
This is a screenshot of my recent hi score on Asteroids for Atari 2600. It’s really a pretty simple game, so this score is really not an accomplishment. Now if I actually finish Raiders of the Lost Ark for Atari … Continue reading
My Media Consumption Problem (Part 1)
Since Zach Whalen and I started talking about UMW’s Console Living Room back in late January, I have quickly become consumed with consuming 1980s technology. Ebay has become one of the major outlets for my anachronistic impulses. Probably the best way … Continue reading
UMW’s Console Living Room: there is something that loves a paneled wall
While it feels like I haven’t been blogging about the Console Living Room exhibit I’ve been working on with Zach Whalen and Michael Black, it’s pretty much all I have been posting about for the last month or so. I guess the … Continue reading
Coleco Cartridges for Atari 2600
This is a 1983 (I think) promotional pamphlet that accompanied Coleco video games for the Atari 2600 console. Donkey Kong was just decent, but I loved Venture and the Smurf game: Rescue in Gargamel’s Castle. Never really cared for Zaxxon or Mouse … Continue reading