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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: Digital Ocean
As promised in my last missive, this post will take you through creating a custom domain alias for the files being served by a DigitalOcean Spaces bucket. What does that mean? Well, DigitalOcean Spaces is a cloud-based file storage that … Continue reading
These days I’ve been in a Mastodon maintenance state-of-mind, as my last post highlights. Early this week I tried to shore up some security issues linked with listing files publicly in our AWS S3 bucket. This encouraged me to explore … Continue reading
This morning I played with the Community Edition of the Ant Media using Digital Ocean’s Marketplace image for this media streaming software. I ran it on an AMD 8 GB droplet with 250 GB block storage, but after some testing the … Continue reading
Back in November Tim, Lauren and I presented alongside Kaysi Holman and Inés Vañó García from the CUNY Graduate Center about work we’re doing in higher education using Digital Ocean. The presentation was under 30 minutes long, pre-recorded in Streamyard, … Continue reading
I remain interested in the cost of hosting—surprise surprise. Since January I’ve been hosting my blog on a Digital Ocean droplet, with the exception of a 30-day jaunt over to Kinsta in March to explore container-based WordPress hosting. At a … Continue reading
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
I’ve been pretty good about trying to catch up and organize my photos on Flickr, more on that anon, but I got sucked into a New Year’s project that consumed me for the last two days. I decided to move … Continue reading
This post is a quick run down of the steps for migrating servers so the next time I have all the steps in one place. The scenario in this case is we’re migrating a school’s server from Linode to Digital … Continue reading
Tim and I did a Reclaim Today show to celebrate the fact our infrastructure is now entirely hosted on virtual servers, and predominantly Digital Ocean at this point. We talked a bit about where we’ve been, where we are, and … Continue reading
Yesterday Digital Ocean published a customer story featuring Reclaim Hosting. It was nice. A month ago Tim and I talked with Lisa Tagliaferri (a CUNY Grad Center alum-I love CUNY!) who is keenly interested in framing the power and possibility of Digital … Continue reading