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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Log o' cats

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 29/06/2011 21:52:48

I've been getting a heap of spam comments on my most recent blog post - so I hope that adding a new blog keeps the spammers at bay (if only they knew how small and stingy my readership is).

I've wanted to have an online catalogue of my DVDs and CDs for a while now - mainly so I could answer such important questions as "shit, I know I've seen that guy in something before, what was it?". Some could (and did) suggest that IMDb satisfies this requirement and they would be right. Then I remembered the other reason I have - to stop buying doubles of things at JB Hi-Fi. It is now much easier to check if I already have a certain DVD via my phone while at the "crazy discounts" bin.

I also wanted to pay more attention to writers and directors of films - to better predict whether I would like a new release.

Anywho - I finished it months ago and have filled it with my Movies, TV Shows and Music. I also have Video Games, but haven't been bothered enough to catalogue them all yet.

As usual, I love an elegant URL, so each item or section tries to do away with query strings or arbitrary IDs - which actually took a bit of effort. For example:

All movies: http://www.joeldixon.com/catalogue/movies/

All movies released in 2008: http://www.joeldixon.com/catalogue/movies/2008/

Movies with a genre of romance sorted by my rating: http://www.joeldixon.com/catalogue/movies/genre/romance/sort /rating/

I also calculate some stats (which I hope to expand at some point).

Sure, there's probably an online tool that already does this kind of thing, but certainly not with such attractive and functional URLs!



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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

I'm number 1!

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 05/01/2011 00:42:05

Bell and I were playing some Rock Band 3 tonight - and I got a pretty big score on the Blur song "Song 2" playing Pro Drums on Expert (Pro Drums refers to the cymbals and pads being shown as separate gems). I thought I was pretty close to getting the song 100% so I gave it a few shots:

My score
Yeah - I'm that good.

Looking at the leaderboard - I appear to be equal first with around 100 or so people - so I assume we all got the most points available for Song 2. But that's 100 or so people in the world that have made that score - so I'm calling it a victory

The drum kit
The Ion Rock Drummer electric kit that I use



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