[mythtv-users] MythRecommend module, gathering stage... [was: Collaborative recommended viewing revisited...]

Andrew Plumb aplumb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 16:46:16 UTC 2004

On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 21:13:54 -0700, Mike Benoit <ipso at snappymail.ca> wrote:
> Well, I got a decent response from people when I started the
> "Collaborative recommended viewing revisited..." thread, so I spent a
> couple hours and completed the "first stage" of MythRecommend.
> http://ipso.snappymail.ca:8080/mythrecommend/mythrecommend.pl
> By default the script prints the help. If you pass it the --dry-run
> option it prints out the data it gathers, WITHOUT sending it. Not until
> you pass it the --send option will ANY data be sent to the central
> database.
> The script does create a unique id and stores it in a file for future
> runs, the main reason is to keep database bloat down. The first time you
> run the script, it sends all your CURRENT (not past) recordings, any
> time after that, it only sends changes.
> It is 99.99% anonymous, and stores NO personal information for the
> paranoid ones out there. ;)
> Ideally the script would be run from cron on a regular basis, nightly,
> or once a week is fine.
> Hopefully by the end of this weekend I will have the second stage done,
> which will actually recommend new shows for you to watch. Can't really
> recommend new shows to watch without gathering some data first
> anyways. ;)

Hmmm....  Add a hook to bitTorrent and I think you'd have a winner.

My MythTV box went down yesterday (previous night actually) so I
missed that episode of Lost (best series I've seen since Babylon5
w.r.t. story arc).  Fortunately, someone had already converted it into
an AVI and had it available via bitTorrent, so I can play it back on
my PMP-120.

On the plus side, since my box did go down, it gave me an excuse to
apply the latest accumulation of patches.  Hopefully I start getting
better MTBR (mean time between reboot) than my current nine to ten
days. :-)



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