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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: bavatuesdays
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
A Belated Happy Birthday to the bava
Here’s to 15 years on the bava, and all the irreparable damage it has caused me. Well, actually, I am a couple of weeks late. My blog anniversary is December 13th, but this December has flown by and I have … 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
Weekend Notes from Reclaim Cloud: Anth101, downsizing bava, and back to MyISAM
I spent some time Saturday and Sunday playing around with the Reclaim Cloud, I am spending more and more time in this environment, and loving it. Couple of notes here given I am prone to forget. I moved the impressive … Continue reading
Updating the bava database from MyISAM to InnoDB
Some of our initial explorations in the Reclaim Cloud have been around automagically scaling for larger WordPress Multisite instance. One of the things Tim discovered yesterday is that the Gallera Cluster that scales databases only works with InnoDB type MySQL … Continue reading
bava in the cloud with clusters
Last weekend I took a small step for the bava, but potentially a huge step for Reclaim Hosting. This modest blog was migrated (once again!) into a containerized stack in the cloud in ways we could only dream about 7 … Continue reading
Running the bava’s DNS through Cloudflare
So, one of the themes of 2020 for me (even before the virus) has been experimenting with the hosting of my blog. Back in January I moved my blog away from shared hosting on Reclaim to its own server on … Continue reading
Managing Mail on the bavaserver
I’ve been on a bit of a roll with the bavaserver setup, and I am going to try and ride that energy for a bit longer before the semester gets into full gear at Reclaim Hosting and any remnants of … Continue reading
14 on Friday the 13th
Not one to break with tradition, I wanted to interrupt the radio silence on the bava over the past few weeks to say happy birthday to the best damn blog from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine, or Portland, Oregon for that … Continue reading
Re-wiring the bava
Yesterday I transferred this blog off our Beathap server to our newest shared hosting server in London: Wire—more on that server and the band that it’s named for in a separate post. There was a bit of a hiccup when I used … Continue reading