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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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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Autobots Transform and Rollout!

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 04/11/2007 16:36:35
Updated by Joel Dixon at 13/11/2007 23:39:10


Bell and I had a quick browse through JB Hi-Fi and found a very cool special edition of the Transformers film on DVD. Firstly, I loved the Transformers film, one of my favourites of this year. Secondly, the DVD case transforms!

Transformers DVD
DVD case. Admittedly, it's not too taxing to guess what this will transform into. "Robots in pretty ordinary disguise"

Transformers DVDs
The DVDs are stored in a little cavity on the back

Transformed
The transformation itself is pretty weak - but it's the first DVD cover I own that can transform!

Ingenious DVD marketing people! Apparently when Saw IV comes out - it will actually contain a human eyeball! Looking forward to that one.



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Monday, December 06, 2004

The post about nothing

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 06/12/2004 23:43:00
Updated by Joel Dixon at 15/01/2017 21:09:24


I received my Seinfeld Limited Edition DVD Gift Set today - which is quite satisfying for me! The DVDs for seasons 1-3 have been out over here (Australia) for about a month now - but I had to wait for my copy to be sent over from the US. I personally think it was worth the wait (the special gift set is unavailable in Australia).

Here's what was included:
  • The Season 1-3 DVDs - not much to say really.

  • Seinfeld DVDs
  • A "Limited-edition original script with handwritten notes from Larry David" - kind of small, and the handwritten notes aren't very legible after the photocopy job they did.


  • Seinfeld Script

    Seinfeld Script Note
  • Monk's Diner salt & pepper shakers - pretty cool, albeit smaller than I had thought they would be.


  • Seinfeld Salt and Pepper

  • Collectible playing cards - poor quality cards, bit of eye candy really.


  • Seinfeld playing cards


All in all - I'm very happy with my purchase. I would have spent the same amount if I were just buying the DVDs - so the added extras are only really an ... erm ... added extra?



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