Tip for tracking who watched what

I’m probably treading on unsafe ground by saying this, but I download TV shows via torrents. Since I have a Philips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD Player, I burn these to CD-R disks for later viewing away from my computer. I’m not at home alone though, because my mom likes a few shows, too. (“House, M.D.“, and “Beauty and the Geek (2)”.

So how should we keep track of what we’ve watched? My idea is to just write my initials and my mom’s initials on the CD label. When I’ve watched it, I’ll just cross out my initials. When my mom’s watched it, she’d do the same. Another suggestion is to have a few spindles next to the DVD/Divx player. One would be labeled “To watch”, the other would be “Archives”.

Issue: What about the half-hour sitcoms? Should I burn these right away because CD-R media is so cheap, or should I wait 4 weeks so the CD-R will be filled up?

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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