MediaWiki Film lookup gem

After far too much goofing off, I’ve finally gotten off of my tuckus (metaphorically only ;) ) in order to write some code. In a few short hours of work, I’ve almost finished a first pass at my Wikipedia film gem. It’s sole purpose is to help me automate the download of movie synopses and posters for movies stored on iTunes for display on our AppleTV.

I’d left this project fallow for at least a half a year now. It was amusing to return to it later, with far better Ruby chops, and get it working. Now that the unit tests pass and the movie lookup driver seems to handle the majority of the bizarre errors that can occur as a result of the imperfect taxonomy used by Wikipedia, I’ll probably post a link in the next few days.

Posted by evan on Saturday, February 09, 2008

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