Just a short note that I’ve added Kung Fu Panda that I got for Christmas to my DVD collection. I actually haven’t watched it yet; however, I suspect it will be pretty good! As is always the case now, a cover and trailer have been provided.
Along with The Dark Knight, I also got the following four movies for Christmas:
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
- The Incredible Hulk
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
- Wanted Angelina Jolie is just plain hot!
As I’ve been doing lately, both the front DVD cover and trailer are included. Concerning the trailers, I have started adding &fmt=18 to the URL of YouTube videos to download a higher quality video in MP4 format. I learned of this trick here. These videos will still play fine in the flash player.
On my Entertainment page, I have corrected a problem that I noticed with the music videos. It seems that many were removed due to copyright/compensation disputes between YouTube(Google) and Warner Music Group and as such I have had to replace them with alternate videos of the same songs I found on YouTube. Who knows if they’ll remain or not . Do a search on Google for more articles concerning the issue. Dumb. All they are doing is shooting themselves in the foot. There are several artists whose music I would have never bought (Bond and Vanessa-Mae as two examples), if I had not stumbled across their music on YouTube and other sources.
Although I have had them for awhile, I’ve added the following two movies to my DVD collection:
Both of these are great movies and I hope to expand my collection on Christmas.
I have also added a widget on the right side of my blog to display a random image from my gallery. In order to do this, I had to install a new plug-in for my blog. It is the Executable PHP widget which allows me to include PHP code between <?php ?> tags. In addition, I have installed the Revision Control plug-in to control how many revisions of a post WordPress saves as I am writing an article. I looked for something like this when I noticed 15 revisions of a post that I had published. Since I am the only one editing my posts, I clearly do not need that many revisions hanging around taking up database space. With this plug-in I have initially setup a default setting of 2 revisions just in case I really screw some post up or something LOL. I may adjust this amount. At least I do have some control over it now.
Main websites changes
I have also changed around the home page of my main website. I moved the weather/flag image to its own section on the right edge above the random gallery image. I never really did like how I had it before as it always appeared odd.. probably some lack of symmetry issue. I think my home page looks much better now. I did modify the gallery image block a little by adjusting the CSS as I thought the way it looked in my blog was better.
Well, I guess that’s it for the moment.
The movies I had lent to my parents have been returned so I can now add them to my DVD/Home Theater page. They are:
In addition to the front DVD cover, I have also included a trailer. I will admit that some of the trailers with these last eight additions are not as good as some of the previous ones; however, the process took much less time and effort as I just downloaded existing flash trailers I found on the IMDb site versus making my own from better quality source material. I might see if I can find a better source to use as these seem to be 25fps and if memory serves the Pathfinder one has an audio problem in the middle of it. Anyway, while I was at it, I also updated some of the content on my DVD/Home Theater page.