Saturday 4 January 2014


Celebrity Mastermind
2013-14 Episode 3 (of 10)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

2x10 Tremors

7x02 The One with Rachel's Book [4th or so watch]


How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood
by Alexis C. Madrigal (from The Atlantic)

A long but fascinating article on the technology used at Netflix to predict exactly what sorts of films a user likes, to a degree so maddening that their computer probably knows you better than you know yourself.

Plus, the Perry Mason bit at the end is engrossingly bizarre.

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

After the big Christmas update last time, just one straggler from the very end of last year. We'll see if the next few weeks turn into a post-Christmas lull or a post-Christmas buy-up-everything-I-didn't-get fest.

Number of titles in collection: 1,645 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,197 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 448 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 4,120 [up 1]
Number of films in collection: 1,773 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 6,098 [no change]
Number of short films in collection: 406 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.