DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,

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Went to hang out with Morna for awhile on Friday. On the way home i stopped by Best Buy and picked up a few DVDs including Babylon 5: Season 4 (the reason i went there in the first place, it's all B5s fault!)

There were a few other DVDs i was thinking of getting, but i couldn't remember if i had them already or not, and i'd forgotten to check my shelves before i left home. So of course when i got home i checked the shelves and found that indeed i did not have those DVDs.

Earlier in the week i'd been anoyed that this computer doesn't have a spreadsheet program, which would have been really usefull when i was making lists of companies to apply to. I tried downloading OpenOffice, but it died partway through (OpenOffice is a gigantic 60+ meg download. Gigantic when you're connected via modem at least)

I gave up and did all the sorting by hand (very annoying) and tried downloading OpenOffice Thursday night but again it died about halfway through. So i tried again last night and it finally succeeded. It probably helped that it was just a 3 hour download instead of the 6 it had predicted earlier since i wasn't doing anything else on the net. Watched the Martian Successor Nadesico movie and the animated Return of the King movies while waiting for it to finish.

So today i started cataloging all my DVDs. Took a break for awhile to talk to my ashke and to go to the village and have some dinner. I think i've finished up the list now. It should have every DVD i own AND that's in my apartment. (Have a few loaned out to my ashke)

I have 190 DVD "items." A boxed set counts as an item (but if the show has multiple boxes, such as B5 and Stargate, each box counts as an item.) Series that i have as individual DVDs (such as Escaflowne and Nadesico) are listed as one item, such as Nadesico: 1-6.

I have 367 disks. Most of the "extra" is because of series and other box sets with multiple disks in them. However some are due to a lot of movies with an extra bonus disk. (184 anime disks, 100 movie disks, and 83 tv series disks)

One think i still need to figure out though is where to list movies i want to get. Listing them on the same spreadsheet will make it easier to move them to the main list once i buy them, but it will make it slightly more difficult to sort the list and total up number of disks and such. Making it a seperate doc would make it easier to print a list of what i wanted to get before going to the store. However if i only print up the one part, if i go to the store and see a DVD i want that isn't on the "get it" list, i won't know for sure if i already have it or not.

Despite having spent quite a lot of time today making the list, that was probably the easiest one. I also want to catalog all my books, music, and video games. The music and video games aren't as well organized as the DVDs are, and the books aren't as well organized and there are a hell of a lot more of them.

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