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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.
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Tag Archives: bavacade
bavacade work log 3-28-2023
I’ve been pretty busy knocking out my to-do list for the bavacade. I created a long one after returning from the US, and I’ve gotten through most of it, so might be a good time to create a log with … Continue reading
Bello Yellow Pac-man
As with the Dig Dug and Venture post, most of this was originally published as part of the bavacade repair log from February 9, 2023. But in service of celebrating the greatest video game of all time, a dedicated permalink … Continue reading
Dig Dug on Wheels!
Like the Venture post before it, most of this was originally published as part of the bavacade repair log from February 9, 2023. But in service of searchability and documenting these cabinet overhauls more individually, I’m breaking this out into … Continue reading
Venture is up and running!
This post is a bit of a cheat because I originally posted most of the following text as part of the bavacade repair log from February 9, 2023. That noted, I want to break it out as its own post … Continue reading
bavacade work log 2-9-2023
It’s been busy in the bavacade the last several weeks as I prepared for a trip back to the US of A. I’ve been racing against the clock to figure out what I need to bring back for the various … Continue reading
bavacade’s Bitkit2 in Pac-man
Yesterday I started playing around with a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board I bought a couple of months back called BitKit2. What is FPGA? It’s a circuit board technology that has been around since the 80s that is pre-assembled and … Continue reading
Refurbishing Moon Patrol: the Photo Documentary!
Soon after the shipping container arrived delivering a variety of personal treasures from the USA, I realized Moon Patrol was not working. I wasn’t overly concerned given this was one of the cabinets to be refurbished due to extensive water … Continue reading
The Other Multiregion in My Life: Pioneer DVL-909
When I think about it I’m very much a multiregion kinda guy. I hail from humble NTSC Long Island roots (region 1) but find myself in the Italian Alps living a very PAL (region 2) existence. I mean even this … Continue reading
Galaxian gets T-Molding, Wheels and a Good Clean-up
I have a couple of video games that are undergoing full cabinet restoration work, namely Moon Patrol and Venture, and they should be finished up before Christmas. But being the paragon of efficiency that I am, I squeezed in a … Continue reading
Elevator Action Multikit Installation
Yesterday was a good day for the bavacade, I got the Elevator Action Multi-Kit from High Score Saves up and running. This kit not only saves up to 10 high scores, and enables free play that allows attract sounds, but … Continue reading