Having spent 10+ years working with, or on a super-fun, easily hackable, and powerful Microsoft
Month: <span>January 2007</span>
Worth a read, if only for the title of the post.
I spent a little time last night on a small upgrade to my Good Flicks Netflix+IMDB+RSS mash-up.
Now each movie goes up as its own post, instead of all the week’s new releases going into a single post. This has the dual advantage that the RSS feed has an entry for each movie, which renders much better in the aggregators I’m using at the moment (and probably most others), and thet you can now leave comments next to each movie, in case you want to tell me it sucked, and by the way so does my app.
The other thing I did was to change the UI slightly, to accommodate the title/link/description model, so now below each movie title, you’ll see links to add to your queue, to visit the Netflix page for the movie, and also to visit the corresponding IMDB page.
Lastly, a couple of tips:
And if you’re using the RSS feed on a mobile device, and your aggregator allows you to specify the User-Agent, use the IE Mobile User-Agent to get a version of the feed that links to the Netflix mobile site, instead of the big, heavy full site.
That User-Agent value is:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows CE; PPC; 240x320)
Though anything that contains Windows CE should work.