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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: pac-man
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
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
bavacade To-Do List, Part 2
I was pleasantly surprised to realize I’ve worked my way through all of bavacade To-Do List, Part 1, so I guess it’s time to start on Part 2. In fact, I’ve already knocked a few items off this list over … Continue reading
Pac-Man at 39
I mentioned as much on Instagram a few days ago, but May 22nd marked the 39th birthday of Pac-Man, which was released on that day in Japan but would not hit North American until October of 1980. What’s wild is … Continue reading
Reclaim Arcade: Free Play All Day!
That’s right, it has gotten to a point where we can soon start referring to our growing collection of cabinet video games as a bonafide arcade thanks to Tim’s weekend binge collector’s road trip. We have 11 operational cabinets at … Continue reading
ADA Lovelace Day: Ms. Pacman
Well, as soon as Jeff McClurken told me about Ada Lovelace Day I knew I was in, I also knew who I wanted to blog about. It was really a no-brainer for me. Ms. Pacman….I love you! And if you … Continue reading
A Perfect Game
256 screens of pure and total perfection on Pac-man? I want to be this guy! The only man ever to play a perfect game on Pac-man Link love goes to the Judges for sharing this gem on the Facebook.
Bishop of Battle (1983)
I have been thinking about certain movies from the 80s that kind of represent this moment in time, regardless of whether they are good or bad. And while movies are, for the most part, dependent on narrative, they also have … Continue reading
Classic Video Game Emulation
I recently came to the realization that my best friend in Fredericksburg is my 12 year-old neighbor. I just can’t avoid the fact that I have never really progressed beyond the sixth grade; I am still so dearly enthralled by … Continue reading