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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: tumblr
I had a 3 year run on Tumblr. It lasted between July 2012 and August 2015. I loved Tumblr for the GIFs, the film screenshots, and the digital art more generally. I could and did spend hours just scrolling through … Continue reading
Last week Zach Whalen reminded me of a tumblr site Ryan Brazell turned me onto last year: “Scenes from the Wire”. The tumblr is run by a bot—an art form Zach turned me onto yesterday—that automatically creates GIFs with subtitles numerous … Continue reading
That works out to about 83 posts a month. And that is what I’ve averaged on my jimgroom.tumblr.com site since July 2012. Oddly enough, I’ve had that Tumblr since April 2007, but didn’t start to use it in earnest until more … Continue reading
This post is long overdue, and if I hadn’t checked out for a couple of months in April and May it would have been blogged on the bava a lot earlier. In fact, it’s criminal it hasn’t been broadcast more … Continue reading
I’ve been pretty deep into my tumblr for the last six to eight months, and I’m having a blast with it. I love the experience of browsing and sharing stuff on Tumblr, and I’m finding it’s a space to find … Continue reading
I’ve been in web host archiving hell as of late. There is close to nine years of internet kipple on my hosting account and it is starting to fill me with a terrible sense of dread. I’ve been deleting old … Continue reading
I was experimenting with backing-up Tumblr to a WordPress blog and I found the following script that puts all your Tumblr posts into an RSS file than you can then import. Tumblr2WordPress: Export Your Tumblr to WordPress: This tool will … Continue reading
There is this…. From which this was born… And then there is this… Which I already turned into a ds106 design assignment here. Have I mentioned how much I love my Tumblr these days? And in no small part because I … Continue reading
I’ve had a tumblr blog since 2007—well before it was cool :)—but never really used it. As I got more into ds106 and creating stuff on the web the design culture coming out of tumblr kept coming on my radar … Continue reading