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Movie Catalog

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

We have a bunch of movies and the problem has been that we don’t know what we have or what they are about when we want to watch a movie. So, I have been looking for a way to catalog the movies.

After a long search of sifting thorough applications I found a Windows application called My Movies. When a movie is entered in to My Movies the app searches the internet and downloads all sorts of info including Actors, Cover Art, Description, etc… The other two things I like about My Movies is that first it is free (for the basic functionality) and it saves all the data in a MS SQL database. With the MS SQL database I figured I could write a little web app that would display movie info in a web browser. This way I could access movie info from any web browser on my network including Windows, Mac, Wii, iPod Touch, Ubuntu box, etc…

Here are some screen shots of what I got so far.
Movie Catalog - Main

Movie Catalog - General

Movie Catalog - Details

Firefox 3

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Today (Tuesday, June 17, 2008) is Firefox 3 Download Day. Help Firefox set a Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours.

I have been using Firefox for the past 4+ years on my Windows PCs, on my Linux Ubuntu box, on my Mac, and my thumb drive to use anywhere. It is the safest way to use the internet. It’s got Add-ons galore to customize it the way you want. Some of the add-ons I use are: ColorZilla, del.icio.us, DownThemAll!, Firebug, Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer, Gmail Notifier, Google Calendar Notifier, Google Notebook, Greasemonkey, MeasureIt and Remember The Milk for Gmail. Don’t forget to add your favorite search engines to the search box like Google, Wikipedia, IMDB, Flickr Tags, Amazon, and SearchMash. One cool feature I use everyday is the inline find.

So dump IE already and move on up to FF.

Firefox 3

Some Tips:

  • Ctrl+Tab to move through your tabs.
  • Ctrl+Shift+T to open the last closed tab.
  • Middle click on link to open link in new tab.
  • Type “about:config” in address bar to access more advanced settings.
  • Ctrl+T to create a new tab.

Home Network Upgrade

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I was thumbing through the Fry’s Ad the other day and saw a deal on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) I have been pondering, the Buffalo LinkStation Live, for only $140. It is nothing great but would do the job cheap. After getting there and looking around Michelle noticed another NAS on sale, the Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 1TB for $260. It is a dual 500 GB drive NAS with RAID 1 support (so all of our data is on 2 drives in case of a HD failure), Gigabit Ethernet, and support for Mac, Linux and Windows.

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Photos at The Wedekings

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

You have got to go check out our photos at TheWedekings.com. I found a plugg-in for WorPress called FAlbum and after a little php and css edits it will query pictures from Michelle’s Flickr gallery and display them on our site. I still have some bugs to work out but for the most part it is working the way it should.