Sunday, October 22, 2006

red envelopes

Once again I am a subscriber of Netflix. Letting my membership lapse for a year means that my membership is counted from October 2006 rather than February 2003 (I think), but I guess that doesn't make too much of a difference.

It's good to be back. This sure beats hoping the there won't be a hold at the library on the movies I want to watch.

In the couples of weeks I have been back with Netflix I've rented the following:
24: Season 4 - Disc 5
24: Season 4 - Disc 6
Columbo: Season 1 - Disc 2 (for a Spielberg directed episode)
X-Men: Last Stand (2006)
Life Stinks (1991)
Bananas (1971)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

I like managing the queue and moving stuff around and all that jazz. This time around I am going to keep a smaller queue (20 or so movies that I want to see, plus anything my wife wants). This way I'll add something and actually get to see it within a reasonable amount of time. Last time I was with Netflix my queue stretched to the maximum of 500 movies and then I deleted 300 of of them and I was constantly pushing movies to the top of the queue. I think I had the same movie at #100 for two years.

I still have my old queue on a word document on my computer at work, so I can still find add what I once had. It's just so much more manageable now. I like that.

So, yay for red envelopes.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the fold! I look forward to making snap judgements about your queue. ;)

Count Olaf said...

Does anyone know if netflix has some sort of web bot like "What's in my queue?" that you can add to a web page or blog? That would be genius...

ok...nevermind. I see the RSS feeds. I guess I'll have to read up on those bad boys...

Anyway, Joe, I know what you mean about the queues getting large. Mine is at 168 and growing...

Amanda said...

Yay!!! I need to join back up too. Just haven't gotten around to it yet...not that I don't have plenty to watch anyway. Just finished the marathon of all the Battlestar Galactica's. =)

Joe said...

Wendy: Looking forward to being judged again. I'm already quietly judging your queue on Netflix Friends.

Count: Check out the Blog Hacking Netflix. They might have something like what you're looking for. Otherwise, I use All Consuming (which I stole as an idea from Wendy) for a similar purpose, but I have to manually add every item.

Amanda: Join up! Join up!