This blog is a way for me to collect interesting stuff into one place. I'm not planning on making this a confession booth of any sort, just post random interesting web sites if I feel the need to comment on them (otherwise I just add them to my page) and comment on other stuff that is worth it (books, TV programs, games, CD's etc).

Knowing myself I doubt I will be updating this too often but we'll see...

Deep Purple: The Collection

MusicPosted by Marko Poutiainen Saturday, January 27 2007 16:52:58
I bought some albums from a local shop and wrote a review for one of them to RYM.
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DVD collection

Other content in sofistes.netPosted by Marko Poutiainen Saturday, January 20 2007 15:35:56

I just tested out a nice Firefox extension called DVDProfiler Companion (there is also a stand-alone version available). It creates a website from your DVDProfiler collection. Intervocative Software (makers of DVDProfiler) does offer you a place to keep your collection but unfortunately you only have about two different choices for the look (the one I selected is the better one..). The trick with the Companion is you can use the skin you use in DVDProfiler and there are lots of skins available at the Intervocative website.

I used a skin called Darkskin - English by story_teller I picked up from the DVDProfiler webpage and I think the result is pretty nice. There are a few small issues using the Companion, like the need to click each individual image that is part of the skin (totalling to quite a lot in this case) but overall it was smooth going. The images look crap because the unregistered version of DVDProfiler only support low resolution images. I really should register it as it's only $29,95..

Doug, the creator of the Companion has also written a nifty little application for DVDProfiler with which you can download IMDB cast and crew information directly into DVDProfiler, called DVDFolks. Makes entering those long lists a lot easier!

There are other interesting applications and even PHP enchanced skins available on Doug's website for DVDProfiler, maybe I'll try them out at some point.

Funnily enough this is categorised under "Stuff on the site" even though there are five links outside this site and just one to this site but this is about that one link. But this post is about that link rather than others.

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Other websites I'm involved with

Rest of the WebPosted by Marko Poutiainen Sunday, January 07 2007 20:10:38

Rate Your Music - a great place for music lovers. - I put my bookmarks here so I can easily access them everywhere.

LibraryThing - the ONLY place for book lovers. I haven't been paying too much attention to this site lately, though.

MobyGames - for anyone who plays electronic games.

DVDProfiler collection - a good place to store your DVD collection.

ToffeeWeb - a site I started around 1993 and run for a few years. But if it wasn't for Michael the site would have died a long time ago.

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Initial stuff on this site

Other content in sofistes.netPosted by Marko Poutiainen Sunday, January 07 2007 19:10:18

I don't have a whole lot of stuff on this site but I did download some picture galleries.

Pictures from my trip around the world.

Pictures from my trip to Paris in the very hot summer of 2003.

Some pictures from the display that commemorated Oulu's 400th birthday. You can also check the official site for that display.

A few pictures from taken during the renovation of the icehockey arena right next door.

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