With loads of inspiration and help from:
- John C.’s Macro Magic review macro (used as a starting point),
- Brad Choate’s MTPerlScript and MTMacro plugins,
- MTAmazon from Kalsey Consulting Group, and
- Invaluable help with installing expat from David Wheeler,
I’ve now got a nify little macro that displays an image of the movie/book/music that I’m reviewing, with a link to Amazon for purchase, plus a handy-dandy visual representation of my rating in stars.
So, now on the right hand side, you should see an image for Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass, with a 5-star rating that seems deserved from the introductory chapters that I read while I was in Borders. (No, I haven’t read the whole thing yet. Maybe during winter break.)
Soon, I’ll be not only adding new reviews, but also updating my old reviews to take advantage of this new review system. All part of the year-end Site Redeisgnfest™. Enjoy!
You should check out my podcast about movie magic and VFX: The Optical.