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Finally, after 2 and a half years, my Rails DVD catalogue is go

Well, it only took me 2 and a half years but I finally used Rails to develop a catalogue for my DVD collection. The catalogue loosely fits in with my series of nano-apps and is hosted on The code is publicly available on GitHub for anyone who’s interested. All’s left now is to actually use the system and fill in the details of my collection!

Clerks II

I had been looking forward to seeing Clerks II and was planning to go to the cinema to see it, but I gave in and downloaded a copy. I had a choice between 2 TeleSyncs: a 1-disc Xvid and a 2-disc SVCD. It was a close-run thing but I thought that the SVCD copy was (maybe) slightly better in quality and anyways, it would give me an opportunity to play about with DVD-lab.



After having it recommended it me months ago and having a copy of it gathering dust for nearly as long, I finally got around to watching Oldboy on Saturday night. Twisted and dark is the only way I could describe this movie. It begins with the main character, Oh Dae-Su, drunk and in a police station. He gets released from custody, gives the police the fingers, but on his way home is mysteriously kidnapped.


Snootchie Bootchies

Instead of working, I’ve been reading a series of entries on Kevin Smith’s blog about Jason Mewes and his struggle to get clean [Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. Not only can you read about the origins of the immortal “snootchie bootchies” but Silent Bob also talks about the countless rounds of rehab Jason had to go through and how he only got and stayed clean when he had fallen far enough.


X-Men: The Last Stand

Saturday night I decided to catch up with current going ons in the world of cinema, so I put on the latest installment of the X-Men franchise. I’d had a typical Saturday: I went to the afternoon meeting, fortified myself with some strong coffee afterwards and then hit the pool and did my usual 70-lengths of breaststroke. By the time I got home all I was in the mood for was occupying the sofa and eating like a champion.