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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
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Tag Archives: umwdomains
Web Building at UMW or, Why Shannon Hauser is #4life
It’s been a while since I blogged about the goings on at University of Mary Washington (UMW). This past September marked seven years since I last worked there, which is crazy to even think about. I very much thought I … Continue reading
Six Years of Stats on UMW Blogs
Today is the first time in ten years I will not be beginning a semester at UMW —and that number is 20 years if you count CUNY and UCLA. I’ve spent a long, long time in higher ed, and I’ve always been a fan … Continue reading
Data Domains are Beautiful
Tim Owens pointed out the fact that Chad Murphy’s post about Bernie Sander’s catching up with Obama’s 2007 poll numbers went bonkers on Reddit last night. It’s a pretty telling graphic, and if historical data is, indeed, a predictor of things to … Continue reading
Domains and the Cost of Innovation
Domain names – part of the answer to the digital skills gap? https://t.co/VVeGQQ6MiR – inspired by @audreywatters — Jim Knight (@jimpknight) July 17, 2015 Audrey Watters brilliant article “The Web We Need to Give Students” delineates a host of excellent reasons for … Continue reading
Don’t get on the bava blacklist
In my last post I mentioned I was doing some sysadmin work for UMW Domains and UMW Blogs, as well as Reclaim Hosting—although Tim gives me only so much room to hang myself when it comes to Reclaim 🙂 One of the main … Continue reading
The Smallest Possible Blog Post About SPLOTS or TSPBPASPLOTS
Increasingly intrigued with SPLOTS.
Password Management Ground Zero for Digital Literacy
During the open infrastructure panel at the OpenVA conference in Virginia Beach this past Fall, Martha Burtis had a great little tear about how we should focus less on centrally integrated IT systems that hide complexity, and push towards loosely … Continue reading
Erika Spivey, Assistant Director of Media and Public Relations, published a follow-up on Domain of One’s Own today titled “Peer Mentoring Elevates Domain of One’s Own.” What I like about this piece is how it ties the ability for DTLT to scale a program … Continue reading
An Art Portfolio of One’s Own
Over the weekend UMW alum Lindsay Coffman wanted to know how to point her portfolio’s domain to her Squarespace site. In fact, we got two different requests over the weekend from fine arts alum who wanted to do this—does that make it … Continue reading
UMW Domains Data through Spring 2015
Mary Washington is doing a follow-up story on UMW’s Domain of One’s Own a year-and-a-half later. The occasion provided me an opportunity to start breaking down some of the data we’ve collected thus far. We got the data out of Banner thanks to Jill Ellington, who works in the … Continue reading