NYPL as a free Netflix

In NYC and too cheap for Netflix? This tip, courtesy of the still-aborning SkyBlack: Use the New York Public Library‘s LEO service to put a DVD on hold. They’ll email you once the disc is available, and then you just walk by your local branch and pick up your movie, for free. Are you not just super cheap, but geeky too? Use the telnet interface to the service and laugh at the lusers slogging through the Java version.