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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: PHP
New Year, New Digs for the bava
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
Art class using WP header as dynamic gallery
Luke Waltzer over at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College, CUNY just turned me on to an awesome use of a WordPress blog in a course. Professor Zoë Sheehan Saldaña of the Fine and Performing Arts Department has … Continue reading
Playing with SimplePie for WordPress
I’m gonna stick to playing with SimplePie and WordPress and let Andy Rush (the new MediaWiki celebrity) and Patrick Gosetti Murray-John (the old-gold Drupal fan-boy) do their thing. I can officially announce that the SimplePie RSS parser runs fine on … Continue reading
WP-O-Matic is a nice little third-party plugin for WordPress that uses the SimplePie php class (thanks to Patrick and Andy for the link to this amazing set of aggregation resources for both WP and MediaWiki) to grab an RSS feed … Continue reading
activeCollab, an open source Basecamp
I recently discovered an open source project management tool, activeCollab, from Brian Lamb’s del.icio.us feed. As usual, when I follow a breadcrumb at Abject Learning I am not disappointed. UMW’s Department of Information technology has been using Basecamp sporadically for … Continue reading
WPMU Hacks for BDP RSS, Optimal, & YouTube
In my previous post I failed to detail how I hacked WPMU in order to include BDP RSS & Optimal in a static page and embed YouTube videos in posts. Sorry for this oversight, below you will find the play-by-play … Continue reading
Alex King’s Articles Plugin for WordPress
If you haven’t already, go check out Alex King’s post about the plugins he is employing for the redevelopment of his WordPress site. He has produced some unbelievably cool functionality for WordPress, and the community owes him much. I took … Continue reading
Optimizing with Optimal -A Plugin for WordPress
I have been playing pretty intently with WordPress these days in an attempt to develop out a UMW Division of Teaching & Learning Technologies site that features our projects, aggregates our blog posts & del.iciou.us feeds, while also acting as … Continue reading
WordPress as a Library Catalog? Who knew???
Casey Bisson from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire has quite an interesting project he will be working on shortly, namely marrying the Library of Congress Catalog to WordPress! He plans on developing out WP-OPAC, or an online catalog for … Continue reading
wp2drupal: might I be jumping ship?
I am not sure if I am going to make the jump from WordPress to Drupal with bavatuesdays just yet, but I have been following Darcy Norman’s progress with Drupal quite closely over the past six months, and I am … Continue reading