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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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- Peertube’s Live Streaming Option
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- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
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Tag Archives: indieedtech
While I could talk at length about long travel stints away from home and mental illness, I’ll spare you those details. Rather, the misleading title of this post refers to Reclaim Hosting‘s latest shared hosting server named after the 1990s … Continue reading
Last Thursday the great Bryan Alexander invited me to be a guest for his Future Trends Forum. It was worth it if only just to be on the receiving end of this all to kind introductory blog post. It was particularly … Continue reading
A couple of days ago the Programmable Web wrote an article about the work BYU is doing to give students more control over their data. The idea undergirding this is the concept of a personal API, what exactly that means remains … Continue reading
I’m pretty happy today. It doesn’t hurt that it is a glorious day here in Trento, Italy, and the Spring is slowly creeping back into this mountain detachment. But that’s not the only reason I am feeling good these days, I … Continue reading
I was having a chat with Cynthia Davidson about possible applications for helping her students create HTML webtexts for the Kairos Journal. She ultimately ended up pointing me to HTML5 UP, an awesome set of HTML5 templates. It’s brilliant when a question … Continue reading
Against my better judgement, I’ve been temporarily expatriated from my heavily guarded mountain compound in Italy to slum amongst the Trump loving scum in the U.S. God I hate this country! But enough about the King, let’s talk Indie Ed”-“Tech. This past weekend a … Continue reading
The idea of Reclaim Hosting as a kind of independent record label for ed-tech is an idea I’ve been playing with since a talk at Davidson College more than a year ago. This past fall Adam Croom and I explored … Continue reading
I’m not sure exactly what I mean by this. In fact, that very idea has me excited as a move towards see more small things happen. Small things is a theme I will be exploring this Spring, it resulted from … Continue reading
Spirit desire. – “Teenage Riot,” Daydream Nation Last week we christened yet another host node server at Reclaim Hosting (Fugazi filled up quick!), this one was named after NYC’s indie rock pioneers Sonic Youth. It was interesting timing because the first school we … Continue reading
I’m currently traveling back from Librecon, a conference that aims to bring together the applications of free software in both business and education. The conference was held in the gorgeous and quite historic city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, and … Continue reading