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Delicious Library   ...   elsewhere on the web , software
sat 2005-jan-15 23:09:07 pst   ...   permalink

Came across this Wired article about Delicious Monster, the company that makes "Delicious Library", a MacOSX application for cataloging your collection of CDs, DVDs, books, etc. The interesting thing about the company is that they don't have an office, they just bring their laptops to in a cafe in Seattle with free wireless.

Anyway, so then I downloaded the app. It's pretty well done. Perhaps the most important feature is that you can scan barcodes with a video camera, so entering data is relatively quick and painless (and you don't need a proper barcode scanner). I've started by scanning all our DVDs (of which there are only 40 or so).

Once we scan all our CDs and books, well, then what? Well, one nice thing about the software (as far as I'm concerned) is that it stores your data in a simple XML file, so I can write a script to -- oh wait, what am I saying, surely someone's already done it ... yep, here we go: DeliciousExporter. Rock on.

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