august, 2, 2003 archives

fun with netflix

netflix doesn't have any proper web services, but that's nothing a little perl magic can't fix. there's a "now viewing" section in the sidebar on my site's front page now, and you can see the gory details of my netflix queue, updated daily.

i'll add the history once i get it from netflix. (they only display the most recent three months, and send the full history via email.)

it could be interesting to generate an rss feed of netflix's recommendations.

oh, and this answers the question: “how the heck do you get 100 movies in your netflix queue?” there are only two (maybe three) movies in my queue that i have previously seen.

the netflix madness continues

as threatened, the full list of discs i've rented from netflix are now online. unfortunately, the list by email didn't include links to the movies on the netflix site, so only the most recent ones have working links. i should go back and make links from the movies to my reviews of them.

i've gone through about 211 films in the roughly 37 months i have been a netflix subscriber, or 5.7 per month. that works out to a little under $4/disc.

i finally popped the hard drive out of my tivo again to enable telnet access. i haven't decided what fun stuff to publish from that. i'm not sure if i want the number of episodes of trading spaces and various cooking shows i have saved on my tivo to be public knowledge.

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