Category Archives: Films

manually running mythfilldatabase needs new options for Mythtv 0.25

I download my French TV listings from a great website called Kazer. I download these using wget then insert the listings manually using mythfilldatabase run using cron ever few days. With Mythtv 0.25 this has changed and there are new … Continue reading

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Mythmovies in the UK

Mythmovies is a cool plugin to show film times in cinemas around you (geographically speaking that is!). However, up to now it’s been US only. However, this script found on the Ubuntu forums works perfectly in the UK. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1090793 Works … Continue reading

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Joss Whedons Firefly Season 2

Joss Whedons Firefly Season 2 If you want to ever see a season 2 of Firefly, go fill in this user demand survey, and help Joss escape the clutches of ‘The Fox Man’.

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Video iPod

I watched the first episode of Doctor Who S2, on a plane with a video iPod. I am very impressed!!! What with my new Etymotic ER6i headphones (writeup to follow), it was a very pleasant experience. The decent resolution really … Continue reading

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Lady Vengeance

Saw Lady Vengeance On Sunday. It’s the final film of a trilogy of seprate films linked only by a common theme of vengeance. I’ve previously seen Oldboy on DVD, and I was very impressed. Lady Vengeance is quite different. Longer, … Continue reading

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King Kong

Wow. A real piece if old fashioned crash-bang-wallop entertainment. Well enjoyed it. BUT, did the maggot really have to suck Andy Serkis’s head off!!! Suprisingly, I’ve never actually seen the original. I’ve seen, and like, Dino de Laurentis’s remake. I … Continue reading

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MythTV

Well I finally got MythTV working. It’s pretty cool. A proper hard disc recorder on your computer. It’s really meant to be used as a standalone unit, but mine has just been setup on my workstation, since I have a … Continue reading

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Restless Natives

Well I got a copy of Restless Natives on DVD. It’s still good. When looking at films that you have last saw quite a few yrs ago (in this case 20), it’s generally dissapointing. However, this was excellent. It’s obviousyl … Continue reading

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