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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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There is some stream-crossing going on in the Reclaim universes as our most recent shared hosting servers were named after 1980s arcade cabinets. That should keep the server naming fun for a little while, although this switch also serves a … Continue reading
Maybe the post title seems dramatic, but the last month has seen a pretty major shift at Reclaim Hosting. It’s funny, because in terms of evolution I think Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey seems fairly accurate in this instance, … 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 saw the above shirt while shopping with my kids in clothes store here in Trento. While I was surprised for a moment, it quickly turned to endorsing this message. One should listen to the legendary DC punk/reggae outfit the … Continue reading
Can it be 10 days ago already? Yes indeed it can be, on April 24th Meredith and I chatted on ds106radio about a wide range of things from wire106 to Mt Trashmore to remote working during COVID-19 to her phenomenal … Continue reading
NB: A cross-posted policy update for migrations at Reclaim Hosting. Image credit: Hippies de Valdivia (Chile) leo.prie.to In an effort to make our support as sustainable as possible we will only provide free migrations for students and faculty that move to … Continue reading
I have been trying to capture as much of my latest stint back at Reclaim Hosting’s HQ as possible given it was so awesome. Everything from the Reclaim Video Grand Opening and Summer Movie Nights to a special visit from … Continue reading
While I’m on the topic of domain scams on the bava, I got another good example of how these human cockroaches work. Below is a copy and paste of one of two emails I received via email last week from … Continue reading
I was transferring someone’s domain over to Reclaim Hosting from another domain reseller this morning, and I was appalled at how sleazy they made the whole process. The registrar goes through alternating strategies from wooing to scaring to trying to make it work to resignation … Continue reading
Big time thanks to @ReclaimHosting for a seamless transition. The http://t.co/mXZfl9zCnA website is now hosted by https://t.co/WEUyCR22BX — David Harvey (@profdavidharvey) August 9, 2015 On Friday an old friend and collaborator from the CUNY Graduate Center, Chris Caruso, reached out … Continue reading