March downloads

April 14th, 2015 by

The following DVDR movies were grabbed from the net in March. Actually, I’ve been recording more from digital TV than grabbing from the net the past month. About twice as many discs recorded from TV than downloaded. Crime and fantasy series like The Librarians, Once upon a time and Elementary, and good old detective Foyle for example.

Badadook, the
Colony, the
Danny’s doomsday
Desperado (western trilogy)
Equlizer, the
Ragnarok Riddle
Christmas in Flåklypa
Kraftidioten (aka In Order of Disappearance)
Operasjon Arktis
Operation Rogue
Son of god

Also grabbed some music albums:

Lazerhawk – Skull and Shark
Billy Ocean – Suddenly
Helene Bøksle – Det Hev Ei Rose Sprunge
Jon Hopkins – Asleep Versions
Pink Floyd – The Endless River (Deluxe Edition)
Erasure – The Violet Flame (3CD Deluxe Boxset)
Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once
Klaus Schulze – Big in Europe




Jan-Feb downloads

March 19th, 2015 by

I just finished sorting my new DVDR downloads for the last couple of months. As usual, these are only feature movies.

3 days to kill
A viking saga: The darkest day
Big bad wolves
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dracula 3D
Edge of tomorrow
Embrace of the vampire
Expendables 3
Flying swords of Dragon Gate
Good shepherd
Hercules (2014)
I, Frankenstein
John Carpenter’s Vampires
Monuments men, the
Police Story 2013
Purge 2: Anarchy
Ragin Cajun Redneck Gators
Scorpion King 4: Quest for power
Sorrow, the
Space Station ’76
The Shooter

February is the month of book sales, and I have just spent around 65 euros on various books; novels, fact books, comics. That took a big chunk of my media budget, so once again I have to emphasize that it is not that I am not willing to spend my budget on legal media. After my book purchases are done, I have very little money left for this kind of “fun buying” and that’s why the above producers and studios did not loose anything from my downloads. If my wallet is empty, it doesn’t matter if I download a movie, as that is the same as refraining from buying it because I am broke. Simple as that!




New stacks

March 14th, 2015 by

For me as a semi-physical pirate – in the sense that I download digitally and burn discs for physcial storage – storage space is a key factor. I have custom built shelves that are more space efficient than store-bought solutions, but even my media room and the shelves there are limited. Now that I have thousands of discs (and even more items if you count books, comics, vinyl LPs, bought DVDs and posters) I am storing new burned discs in a new way. I came up with this solution last year but have not implemented it properly until now. It’s not unique, nothing special, nothing that would keep Einstein awake, but it’s just that I had to realize that my preferred way of storage (individual jewelcases for protection and artwork) took up too much space, and there’s a specific point you arrive to when you realize that enough is enough.

So, new additions are being stored differently, beginning a couple of months back. It’s very basic; discs are now put in paper sleeves, which are put in plastic baskets. This isn’t only about storage efficiency (one basket can hold around 130 discs, whereas the same space can hold 60 jewelcases) but it creates entirely new conditions as well:

  • I now store movies alphabetically, which is easy with the paper envelopes but nearly impossible with jewelcases, which are difficult to move around in a flexible way
  • I now keep watched movies together with unwatched ones, because now there is space for that
  • I no longer have to create custom artwork for the burned discs, which has been a hobby of mine. The paper envelopes can hold paper with artwork in them but the transparent window so small that it makes it not worthwile
  • The baskets can be stacked on top of eachother so I am not limited to the shelves, but can store stacks of baskets on the floor

Here is the way I used to store burned DVDRs and how I store them now:

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