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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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Tag Archives: bava
All Roads Lead Back to the Blog
Well, the only good thing about being away from the bava.blog for more than a month is the tried and true joy of blogging about not blogging. Or blogging about the will to blog. Or blogging about how no one … Continue reading
Introducing Danger: Diabolik to a Live-Streamed Audience
A year ago Antonio Vantaggiato invited Paul Bond and I into his Italian Cinema course to talk about Mario Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963). I was fairly new to Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) at the time, but … Continue reading
Holy Clustered Cloudlets, bava!
The last month needed to be a deep dive into the Reclaim Cloud, and I think I have held up my end. I migrated quite a few old sites, namely bavaghost, this blog (a couple of times), ds106 (a couple … Continue reading
Missing MySQL Extension
In fact, the full error I received when trying to upgrade my WordPress instance running on Centos 7 in a Digital Ocean droplet was the following: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by … Continue reading
5 Top GIFs on the bava according to Kinsta’s Analytics
I’ve been a bit distracted by the outside world, as you all can imagine. I have to say I feel like Northern Italy has been going through the Corona Virus cycle for weeks now (my kids have been out of … Continue reading
Bava moves to Kinsta, story at 11
It’s been surreal here in Northern Italy, and the last thing the world needs right now is another hot take on the Corona Virus or teaching online in the age of pandemics. My turn over the least 10 years has … Continue reading
Bava Mountain High
I was tickled when I read Adam Croom’s recent post about his trip to Trento this Summer. When someone visits the gorgeous country of Italy, it is no small feat when their visit ranks as a highlight. Entertaining so many … Continue reading
bava branding update
So, I did a couple of Daily Creates yesterday and today, and wham just like that I feel like I stepped through a portal that brought me back to the generative internet of people and things. It’s amazing how far just … Continue reading
Archiving My Digital Past
Finally started project I’ve been putting off for too long, organizing all my archvied files across 5 or 6 computers I’ve had last 10 years. — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) June 6, 2016 A few nights ago I finally bit the … Continue reading
Archiving with Amber
I was reading John Johnston’s blog this morning (gotta keep up with my European peeps) and his post about fighting linkrot hit home. Every morning I wake up to an email letting me know a few more links on the bava … Continue reading