having cut my teeth on them doing the cookbook lookup on www.nibblous.com, I decided to address the subject of our DVD collection.
so … export the ASINs from DVDPedia, put file into BBEdit, a bit of RegExp search and replace and a mySQL command, and I had a basic list.
about 10 minutes of programming to alter the files from Nibblous to suit DVDs and my site, and then an enjoyable half an hour or so of interrogating Amazon with each ASIN, confirming it was right, and writing data into the database and grabbing their largest image for further manipulation.
tomorrow, I might write the code to actually display it on my site.
I Am Not A Programmer.