Saturday, 11 August 2012


London 2012 Olympics
Day Fifteen

It's the penultimate day of the Olympics (don't worry, there's the Paralympics later this month), which today saw me watch diving twice (this morning's semis and the evening's final), a bit of mountain biking, a bit of gymnastics, and finally the usually evening routine of athletics.

And to round it off, the final edition (boo!) of Olympics Tonight. Where will I get my summary of the final day?! I know it's the closing ceremony, but surely they could follow it with a sports-related round-up.

[Watch Saturday's Olympics Tonight (again), as well as loads of live coverage from the BBC.]


Another Twittter Storm: BMW
by PME200 (from The Blog That Peter Wrote)

When twitter found out BMW were giving free cars to Team GB's male medal winners, but not to the female ones, everyone naturally got Very Upset And Angry. But they should've bothered to check their facts first...

BBC Books: The Exodus Code
by Chuck Foster (from Doctor Who News)

BBC Books have released details on the next book in their hardback range of novels, the first to feature spin-off series Torchwood; The Exodus Code is written by "Captain Jack" himself John Barrowman with his sister Carole

More at the link.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week. Which I've decided to move to Saturday 'officially', because I doubt anyone will notice and if they do I doubt they care. And also Saturday is the last post day, so it makes sense as I can't remember the last time I bought a DVD or BD anywhere but online.

This week, one DVD-to-BD upgrade. Other than that, the monthly running time update is the other side of the regular stats.

Number of titles in collection: 1,507 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,161 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 346 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 3,734 [down 1]
Number of films in collection: 1,591 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,618 [no change]

As promised, the running time update...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
268 days, 8 hours, and 50 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 2 hours, and 37 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.