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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.
- Phoenix Bug or Easter Egg?
- Reclaim Hosting and the Space of Possibility
- Catching Up with the Joy of ds106
- Reclaim Arcade: Cap Kit for a K4900
- Peertube’s Live Streaming Option
- Phoenix Freeplay and Scramble High Score Save Kit
- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
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Tag Archives: toys
On a while yesterday, I tweeted out an image of a figurine that I have had for almost two decades. I found it in the garbage on the streets of Brooklyn back in 1997, and I thought it was about … Continue reading
I made yet another impulse buy on Ebay, this time for the hand-held, pong-like game Blip. It billed itself as a portable, TV independent, and digital game. Two out of three ain’t bad. There is nothing digital about Blip, and … Continue reading
While in the mall the other day (the irony is not lost on me), I discovered this awesome action figure of the Hare Krishna zombie from George Romero’s 1978 class horror film Dawn of the Dead. I couldn’t resist buying … Continue reading
Shrinky Dinks came up in conversation last night and I just couldn’t resist posting this 1985 commercial. With a tagline like “Your shrinky dinks shrink right down to size” you know they’re gonna be small and hard! And for the … Continue reading
I’m increasingly loving Tumblr these days, especially when a gem comes my way like the video above featuring a promo for action figures based on John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982). Seeing these I immediately thought, “Were there ever Escape From … Continue reading
I am now committed to the Daily Create. I have done about half so far, but now that the semester is upon me as of tomorrow, I want to formally commit to doing each and every assignment for the length … Continue reading
When i was a kid on Long Island we used to go to the stock car races at the Freeport Speedway every 4th of July for a good part of the ’70s. It was a lot of fun, we used … Continue reading
The Mego collection of marvel and DC figures was epic, and I blogged about Mego’s The World’s greatest Super Heroes 8″ figures in last years’ 1102xmas series. But this time around I want to talk about the 12″ figures, in … Continue reading
Going though the Mego Museum this morning I came across this amazing set of action figures I never knew existed until now. Introducing Mego’s Super Pirates. Just think about it, 8″, full poseable super pirates? And according to the box, … Continue reading