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  • Using node.js to delete bad movies


    Only the ones who are affected from the collector’s bug know what really means to have thousands and thousands of movies in Hard Drives without the possibility to watch them. I was really annoyed of this situation: in fact I’m well known to be extremely minimalist and a damn control freak… my rommate knows this very very well, in my family’s house I used to throw out the impossible and everytime I put things in order I come out with plenty of full bags of garbage, it’s a lifestyle.
    For this reason I had to do the same thing with the movies that were stored in the NAS that I built almost two years ago (don’t worry if you’re bored, you’ll be even more when I’ll do a post for that too). So one afternoon a few days ago I was in my dad’s car to go back to my university’s house and since I was bored I started developing this very little thing right in the car. The trip took one hour and for the time I was arrived I had already a first version of the app.

    So what did you do and why?

    So there were these movies that I kept for a long time for no reason, I started to watch a big part of them quite some time ago and I noticed that a lot of them were crap and a lot of others were not so much good to deserve to use my gigabytes so I decided to create something that could fastly show me (all together) info, ratings and trailers of all the movies, and the ones that hadn’t a certain minimum rating were highlighted.

    If you want to take a look to the code here is the github repo, here the npm page, and now follows a screen of what it is (read the final notes to know why it’s so ugly):

    Movies-Lookup-screenshot

    Final notes

    Now I want to specify something I wrote also on the readme of the github repo (that you probably already understood from the horrible interface): this is not an application made for the public. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the time to develop this idea in a truly better way, but the plans are to avoid completely node.js that I used only to save an incredibly amount of time using libraries and API that were already developed by others.

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