Arq Backup – great and diverse backup software

Backup anything to any cloud service or sftp of your choosing. Great application worth every single penny.


I don’t often buy software since there are so many free and open source alternatives to most things I need. And when it comes to backup solutions, there’s not exactly a lack of alternatives there either. However, I tried Arq backup a few months back and felt it worthy of a review.

What’s great about Arq is that it allows you to back up your data to most any cloud service or secure FTP of your choosing. And it stores your encryption key on your computer so no backup service ever has access to your stuff. That means you can’t just ask your backup service for help and they’ll fix it for you, you actually have to keep track of your keys your self. Which is a good thing I might add. I don’t really like the idea of giving all my credentials away to someone else to handle.

The Arq team, recently updated the software to version 5 which added a whole bunch of interesting and great features. Since I have my files on both my computer and spread out on network drives. Arq let’s me run a script before and/or after the backup. So I can easily create a script that checks if the network drives are mounted and if not, mount them before running the backup.
Below is the code btw for anyone who needs it. Just code and save it as (you might need to change permissions and make it executable). Add that to the settings of your backup.

osascript <<EOD
tell application "Finder"
if not (disk "VolumeName" exists) then
mount volume "cifs://ServerName/VolumeName"
end if
end tell



At the moment I’m running my backup to Amazon Cloud Drive which gives me unlimited space for 60$/year. Adding to that a one time fee for Arq really felt worth it to me. When you purchase Arq they give you the opportunity to pay an extra fee for lifetime upgrades which gives you access to all future versions of the software. So it really is a one time fee.

I am btw not affiliated with Arq more than the fact that I’m a paying customer, I just though the app was great and the customer service is top class and worthy of a review. I’m hoping they stay in business a long time because I wish to keep getting amazing updates =)

So if you’re looking for a backup program, Arq is great and you can get a 30 day trial and usually a trial at most cloud services like Google cloud services or Amazon as well, so it’s free to try. And it works in both Windows and OSX which is great too. Hopefully they’ll add support for Linux systems as well. I’d love to run this on my Raspberry Pi.

Yoda Word Count for OSX

Yoda Word Count for OSX is installed as a service to allow the user to count characters and words in any application

This is a tool you can install as an apple service which will let you count words and characters in any application (most applications).

The other day I was filling out an online form. Like ever so often this form had a character limit of 500 characters.

However, to my dismay, there was no character count! You’d think there would be a 255/500 characters -notification below but they seemed to have forgotten about that. So I wrote my message and tried to send it only to get hit with an error telling me I had written too many characters, the site reloaded and my message disappeared. You can only imagine the frustration.

So I devised a plan and decided to use the force. So here comes “Yoda Word Count”

To install the service, just download it, double click and install to services and Yoda will be accessible from most applications services menu, like the picture below.



Yoda Word Count


Downloads can be slow at times, don’t worry.
And btw, this tool was created for fun, I won’t be held liable if something breaks or if you loose your job as a result of fidgeting.

Download your digital library from Vudu, Amazon, etc

Do you ever feel like you would like to own what you own? Here’s how to download your digital library

Do you ever feel like you would like to own what you own? Everything digital nowadays is locked in the cloud or to an app connected to some kind of digital eco-system with drm or just plain stupidity, here’s a solution. I stumbled over the service some time ago and thought it sounded just a little too good to be true and since it cost 60 bucks it felt like a pretty big investment for something I felt unsure about. However, during the Christmas holidays this year they had special deal for a life time subscription for $39 so I felt like trying it out.

The solution: – How does it work?

The playon media server software needs to be installed on a windows computer. They show off tons of devices in their “compatibilty list” but those are just for the client.

To download the media center, you first need to create an account here, after you have created an account you click download in the top left and just install the software (again, on a windows computer, or in my case virtual windows computer). After installation you just add the channels you want, like vudu, or amazon instant video for example, enter your account info and bam, you have access to your content.

How to download

Just browse through the content you own in the main app and click “record” and it’ll record it to your hard drive. It takes a fair while but it records in highest available quality so it’s pretty great. You can also change where the recorded media goes in settings (far down left in the main app) and send it straight to your Plex Media Center Library =)

edit: a “minor” bug. If your connection get dropped during a recording or your computer glitches, goes to sleep or whatever, there is a risk that the recording gets all jumbled up. Like for example, it might start in the middle of the movie and half the movie goes dark with just sound. So it’s not perfect, but heck, what is..

disclaimer: If nothing works and you loose your money, friends precious time, your sanity or anything else, I will not be held responsible. I’m just saying something because I like saying things. Oh and by the way, I’m not suggesting you do anything illegal, that would be insane.
And don’t do drugs.

Split a file in pieces with “split” and put it back together again with “cat”

Many cloud storages have a file size limit. How to split a file in 200mb pieces using the “split” command and how to put it back together again using the “cat” command

Many cloud storages have file size limit. If you just want to put a big file there for storage, you might need to split it up in small pieces. And it’s super easy to do, without anything except the good ol´ command line and it only takes a few second, so here it is.

1. Open your terminal (assuming you use either linux or OSX) and cd to the directory you have stored your file.

2. Decide the size of the pieces you want of the pieces.

3. How to split the file in 200mb pieces using the “split” command
In this example the file is called bigfile.iso

split -b 200m bigfile.iso bigfile.iso.

4. That’s it. The file will now be split in 200mb -pieces with filenames in alphabetical order like bigfile.iso.aa, bigfile.iso.ab etc. (Remember, the full size file is still there, you just made a copy in small pieces)

5. Put it back together again using the “cat” command

cat bigfile.iso.* > bigfile.iso


Install Android 5 Lollipop on Samsung i9100 SGS2

Install Android 5 Lollipop on Samsung i9100 SGS2. I’m currently using Cyanogenmod 12 by Lysergic ..


It works well, the only thing not working yet is HD video recording so if you are super into that, you should wait. I’m currently using Cyanogenmod 12 by Lysergic and the most important things for me are working gps and that it’s fast. Gps works fine. It can be a bit sluggish at times but I’m okay with it, but I would recommend that you use something like clean master to keep apps from starting automatically at boot.
The install is easy. Here are the steps:

1. Root
Make sure you’re phone is rooted. If not, follow step 1 here

2. Download “Rom”.zip and Gapps to your phone
There are to date already a few roms out there. I would currently recommend either:
Cyanogenmod beta by Lysergic or
Resurrection Remix
I usually go with the Nano-Package Gapps from Paranoid Android here but I also suggest that you check the recommended Gapps package according to the author of the rom you choose.

3. Kitkat compatible recovery
Make sure you have a kitkat compatible recovery. If not follow step 3 here

4. Factory reset (*recommended)
Boot up in recovery (hold Vol-Up + Menu + Power simultaneously)
Select wipe data/factory reset. But make sure you have all your files you don’t want to loose, backed up. This WILL erase most files on your phone if not all.
*you should. If you already have an aosp based rom with android 4.4.x installed it can work anyway but I would highly recommend a factory reset to minimize the risk of issues.

5. Install Rom
Select Install zip and choose your “” file first. and chose Yes. After you have done this, install the Gapps file you downloaded as well.

disclaimer: if something broke, it’s your fault.

Black Menu bar in OS X Mavericks and replace the Icons

How to change your menubar icons to white ones..

I installed the “Obsidian Menu Bar” for OS X Mavericks which makes the menubar black. How to use it is simple, just download and install. It’s smart, easy and looks good. But it  doesn’t by default make the application icons in the menu bar white. But you can change them and it’s pretty simple. The Obsidian package comes with a bunch of application icons so I’ll go with how to change the dropbox icon since it’s pretty common but the same goes for all applications. The steps Open Finder and go to the Applications folder. Once you’ve found Dropbox, right click (CTRL + Click) and choose “Show Package Contents” showpackagecontent
The icons are located in Contents / Resources folder. To be sure you can restore the default icons later I would suggest that you create a “Iconbackup” folder somewhere and copy all the .tiff files to that folder. The easiest way to do that is to sort the files by “Kind” to to gather all the icon files in the same place. Then you can just select them and copy them to a folder of your choice
Once that is done you can copy all the files from the the downloaded Obsidian folder in “Installer Content / Applications / Dropbox/”
Paste them into the Dropbox Resources folder you opened earlier and Choose “Replace all”. After that is done you only need to restart dropbox and the white icons will appear. Voila!

What if I use an application that’s not included in the Obsidian folders?
I’m glad you asked. Many times the company will provide original icons in many different versions on their homepage. But if they don’t, you can make your own icons. To find out which icons you need you can open the resource folder of the application like I showed earlier. I might go over how to create and edit .icns files another day.

Fix the “Insufficient storage space” error message – Android

I got this error message when trying to install Viber on my phone. A 20 mb application would not install even though I had 3 gb of free space on my phone. This issue can sometimes happen if your app cache is full but that wasn’t the case this time. If you haven’t tried that yet, you should do that first.

First option
Install an app cache cleaner from play, rinse the cache and you should be good. But not this time.

Providing you have sufficient storage on your device, you have rinsed your cache and even freed up even more space than required and it still doesn’t work. There’s one more step you can take that worked for me. You have to have a rooted phone for it to work.

Last option
Open a file explorer with root permissions. Go to the root (/) folder of your phone and search for the app you are failing to install. I searched for viber. I found a few random files and just deleted them. But be cautious so you don’t delete anything important. For some reason, viber had left some files on my phone while failing to install the first time and they never got removed. After deleting them, I was able to install viber.


Root and install Kitkat on Samsung Galaxy s2 i9100 – without a computer

Root sgs2 and Install Kitkat Rom without even touching the computer.


If you own a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 and haven’t already rooted it. First of all, wow, you really are patient. But by now, you have probably guessed that Samsung has deserted you and won’t bring any more updates to your phone. I like my phone a lot and the hardware still competes with new phones so there’s no reason to buy a new phone yet! Bring out the enviromentalist in you and keep your electronics a little longer!

1. Root
2. Download all files to your phone
3. Install Recovery
4. Factory erase phone
5. Install your flavor of Kitkat Rom.
1. Root – Framaroot
You’re going to need the “one click root” app framaroot. Scroll down and download the latest version or better yet, install framaroot from Google Play store. Just make sure your device is on the list of compatible devices.

It’s now ridiculously easy thanks to framaroot. Open framaroot on your phone and choose that you want to root your phone and  Install SuperSU as the action after root. There are at the time of writing, three modes available. Try them until you find one that works. For me Aragorn worked every time. If it doesn’t work, you won’t be able to continue with the next steps. Try my old manual on how to root sgs2. It should still be relatively accurate.

Alright, let’s say you’re Rooted, reboot your phone and go on to the next step.

2. Download all files to your phone

Install Rom Manager from Google play
Rom manager

Download CWM Recovery (Kitkat Compatible)

Download your flavor of Kitkat Rom and Gapps.
I have tried a multitude of different roms out there and as of now my favorite is Resurrection Remix. 3 main reasons. It’s stable, Gps works well MMS works well.
If you want this rom, head over here Resurrection Remix – XDA. Scroll down to the download section and download the latest versions available. Make sure you have both the Rom and Gapps (I use the light version of gapps. You can install the other apps from Play if there’s something your missing anyway)

3. Install Recovery
First you need to install just a normal recovery. I usually do it through Rom Manager.
open rom manager which you have already installed. And click Flash ClockworkMod Recovery. If it doesn’t choose phone version for you, choose galaxys2. I never choose i9100. I’m not sure why there are two versions but galaxys2 always works for me.

When you are done, turn your phone of. Start it up by simultaneously holding the vol-up, menu and power button. You should see a cute android spinning with things in his stomach and then you should find yourself in recovery mode.

Navigate with vol-up and vol-down and select with the power button. Choose Install zip.
> Choose zip from /storage/sdcard0 (or whatever option you have where you can find  your downloads)
Select your and choose Yes. After you’re done. Turn your phone of and start it into recovery mode again like you did earlier.

4. Factory reset
Select wipe data/factory reset. Make sure you have all your files you don’t want to loose, backed up. This WILL erase most files on your phone if not all.

5. Install Kitkat Rom
Now you’re ready to install your rom. Select Install zip and choose your “” file first. and chose Yes. After you have done this, install the Gapps file you downloaded as well.

Now reboot your phone and you should be done!

Downloads in case you’re confused.
1.  framaroot from Google Play store
2. Rom manager
3. CWM-Recovery-Kitkat-Compatible-i9100
4.  Resurrection Remix – XDA and Gapps.

IMPORTANT – Only if you get a signature verification issue
If you get issues with signature verification regarding CWM recovery. Please make sure you check the MD5 Sum of the file so that it hasn’t been corrupted during download. Here’s how to do it.

Download MD5 Sum Checker >here<
And compare to this MD5.

If you want to check the MD5 sum on your computer it fairly simple. For windows there are applications that will do it for you. In Linux or on a Mac you just open a terminal, go to where you have your file and type


press enter and the md5 sum will be displayed.

disclaimer: I’m not responsible for anything ever.

Audio not working after sleep and after use with headphones issue Macbook Pro Retina 2013

I had the issue that any time I had headphones connected to my Macbook Retina (late 2013), my audio would stop working after waking up from sleep. If I plugged them in when the computer was on it didn’t always work either. I tried all of the normal Pram reset, smc reset and all that. Nothing seemed to help. To get audio working again I had to restart my mac. What happens when you restart the mac is that all drivers and kernel extensions reload, so instead of doing that I created a small application that does that for you. If you want to, you can do it yourself in the terminal by typing

sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext

Pretty simple but I found it frustrating to have to do it every time it happened so here’s an app you can put in your dock. This might work if you have other audio issues as well. I won’t guarantee anything though. If you mac stops working forever, I won’t take responsibility. This app has worked for me many times. Some times your audio driver won’t unload for other reasons and then you might need to restart any way but this should save you the trouble most of the time.

How to add a widget area anywhere on a WordPress site

Adding a widget area to your theme

Adding widget areas can be quite useful on a site. Maybe you want to place a banner ad in you header or above your header or anywhere else. I’m going to try to make this as easy as possible.

Just keep in mind that whenever you update your theme, you might loose the settings.

How to register the widget area

Add the following code to you functions.php file in your theme folder.
I usually add it at the end of the file right before the last ?>

if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ){
'name' => 'header_widget_area',
'before_widget' => '<div id="header_widget_area">',
'after_widget' => '</div>',
'before_title' => '',
'after_title' => '',

Change the ‘name’ to something that suits you. I in this example I have chosen “header_widget_area”. Make sure there are no spaces in the name. The “div id” is the name you will use if you want to add your own css styles later. I usually use the same name.

Choose where to place the widget

Now that you’ve registered the widget area, you need to choose where to put it.
I will assume you have some basic knowledge of the layout of the page so I won’t go to deep into that. Let’s assume you want to add this widget area in you header just like me, then you would add the following code to your header.php file in you themes folder.

// Widgetized area
if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('header_widget_area') ) : ?><?php endif;
// End of widgetized area

You need to place it somewhere between two divs ( ?> enter code here <div id..)
After you’ve saved these changes you should check the dashboard to see if you’ve succeed creating the widget area. In this example you would have a new widget area called header_widget_area. Try adding something to it to see if it shows up on your site.

If the widget shows up but in the wrong place, just move the above code around in the header.php (always in between two divs) -file until you get it “almost” where you want it. After it’s placed pretty good, you can create your own css to add any special settings, like padding, margin, backgrounds and stuff. To add a black background and move the widget 20px to the left you would add this code

#header_widget_area {
background: black;
margin-right: 20px;

And to change the text color to white, you would type

#header_widget_area a {
color: white;

To add custom css to your theme you might want to create a child theme or download a plugin (just search for “custom css” and you’ll probably find what you want) You can also add it directly to your style.css in your themes folder, although you will loose the settings as well as all the above every time you update your theme. So keep that in mind so you can backup your settings.

Hope it helps!

Run multiple instances of Dropbox

Since I have one private Dropbox account and one for work I thought it should be possible to run two instances of the program on my Mac. Turns out it was quite easy. There are a few explanations how to do this, but anyway, I thought I’d bake a small application for it. Please feel free to use it.

I’m not quite sure who I should give credit to for this so “Thanks to every one in the world that might have helped me, you are awesome”

I’ve only tested it on Lion and Mountain Lion but it should work on any version as long as Dropbox don’t change their settings. You need to install the regular Dropbox client first though.

Click on the image below to download. Extract the zip and drag it to your Applications folder.

Login through ssh or backup with rsync without password

Login to a remote host through ssh without a password

There are a number of reasons why this would be useful. For me it was because I wanted to create an rsync backup job that would run every day at a certain time but I didn’t want the script to wait for me entering my password every time. Warning! This is a bit of a security risk so if you do this, it’s on you own risk.

1. First create a password file with ssh-keygen like this


(just press enter for every option until it’s done)

2. On this step, the “remoteuser@” is set so the user that you want to log in as on the remote host is set. If you skip this, you will log in as the current user on your local machine

ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/

If you don’t have the ssh-copy-id command (on a mac) do the following:

curl -o /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id

And don’t forget to thank beautifulcode

3. Now you should be ready. Try it out by typing


Enable Java in 32-bit Chrome

Actually Chrome does support Java 7. Even though Java 7 only runs on 64-bit browsers and Chrome is a 32-bit browser. Follow these simple instructions.

“Chrome does not support Java 7. Java 7 runs only on 64-bit browsers and Chrome is a 32-bit browser.” I know many people have been annoyed with this message. At our workplace we use java for many things and most of us prefer Chrome. There are two solutions for this. Use another browser or try this:

1. Open a terminal and type these three commands and press enter:

1. sudo mkdir -p /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled

2. sudo mv  /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled

3. sudo ln -s /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Resources/JavaPlugin2_NPAPI.plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
Have you already done this once before and this time it’s not working/you are getting errors?
You might need to add this command between commands 1 and 2
sudo rm -r /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
2. Restart your Chrome browser and try whatever you wanted to do, again.

Refine your IMDB search in endless ways

Have you ever wanted to refine your IMDB search in a better way than IMDB offers? Well I have, and this is a guide how to do so.

Have you ever wanted to refine your IMDB search in a better way than IMDB offers? Well I have, and this is a guide how to do so.

Lets say you want to find popular action movies on IMDB, well that’s easy, you just click Movies->Genres->and choose Action.

Now let’s say you want to use the feature “Refine By:” and refine your list by Title Type to sort out all the TV-Shows, well that’s easy as well. You just click Refine By-> Title Type-> TV Series and voila!

The Problem
But let’s say instead that you want to add another genre to your search and you click “Refine by: Genres” and choose Fantasy. Then whoops, your Action movies all disappeared and you only have a list with Fantasy-titles.

Now this has happened to me many times. The Refine By -feature is awesome but it lacks the important feature to actually “refine” the search. But the good news is quite easy to fix.

Here’s the first example.
You’ve clicked Movies->Genres->Action and refined by User rating and chosen 7.0. You thought you would get a list that shows action movies with a user rating above 7 right? But what you get is a list showing All sorts of titles including TV Series and only with the specific rating of 7.0. This is probably not what you want.

What you probably wanted is this

For those people who understand everything and don’t need a deeper explanation

Refine by: add & between refiners, choose refiners from the Refine By: -list below..

The sollution

1. Check the page address, it should look like this:,asc&user_rating=7.0

This address shows which genre (genres=action), sorted ascending by popularity (sort=moviemeter,asc), and by rating (user_rating=7.0)

Notice the & between every refiner (yes, “refiner” is what I will be calling it). This is the rule to add new refiners to your list. You can add them anywhere except right after the question mark.

2. Now lets remove all TV Series from the list and make sure we only see feature films (Movies) just add the code title_type=feature like this:,asc&user_rating=7.0&title_type=feature

3. Now lets change the user rating to show titles with the rating 7.0 – 10 instead of just 7.0. Just change the code user_rating=7.0 to user_rating=7.0,10 like this:,asc&user_rating=7.0,10&title_type=feature

So this is actually quite easy to do. There are allot of ways to refine your list. Heres a list and how to use them and what they do.

Refine By List:

Title Data – Which data is included on the IMDB Page of a Title, for example “Goofs” or “Soundtracks”
The code would be &has=goofs or &has=sountracks
I never use this though because I think it removes too many results from the search..

Title Type – What kind of Title, Is it a movie or a tv-show? For regular movies you would type &title_type=feature here’s a list of title types:


Title – This will only show titles matching your query so you will probably only use this if you already know what you want to find. But you might want to see how many titles were released matching “matrix” after 1998? Then you would type &title=matrix

Keywords – These are the Plot Keywords of the titles. There are thousands of different keywords and you have to use this with “care”. For example if you were to browse movies by genre and choose Sci-Fi and then try to refine further by adding keywords, you might find what you want if you add the keyword “future” but if you add the keywords “love” and “robot” you might not get any results at all.. So to use this you might want to skip genre instead. Anyway this is the code for love &keywords=love

A short list just to give you a feeling of what you might want to use:


Genres – This is pretty straight forward and very useful there are a couple of different genres and the rule for them is that you always separate words with an underscore like this: Sci-Fi = sci_fi. The different genres are listed below. The code for sci_fi would be &genres=sci_fi

Here’s the list of genres:


Countries – Country of origin – code for Sweden &countries=se The country codes use the ISO 3166 Codes standard like US,GB,AU,SE and so on..

Language – Original language – same country codes as Countries. Code for Japanese would be &languages=ja

Year – Which year the title was aired/released. Code is &year=2012 for 2012. This one is interesting though. On the refine-pages of IMDB you are only able to choose a specific year. Although it is very easy to change that to a period of years instead. For example, if you want to see titles released between 2001-2010 you would just add a comma like this &year=2001,2010

Number of Votes – pretty self explained, but why use this to refine? Let’s say you want to find a popular title with high ratings and you don’t use this refiner, you might wind up finding a title with the user rating 10. You might think “wow, this must be a great movie” but what you didn’t notice was that there were only 5 votes (which is the minimum to receive a rating on IMDB). These 5 people might be relatives of the movie creators and put the high ratings just to be nice to their kin, although the movie might suck.. So to be on the safe side I always refine by at least 2000 votes, which means there are at least 2000 people on the planet that have seen the movie..

Anyway the code for at least 2000 votes would be &num_votes=2000,

Notice the comma after 2000. it means “atleast 2000” if you type 2000 without the comma it will only list titles with exactly 2000 votes which most likely will be 0 most of the time.. You can also specify range by putting &num_votes=2000,50000 for 2000-50 000 votes

User Rating – This is my most used refiner. I usually agree to the ratings on IMDB to some extent. If the title has 2000 votes and they all are below 3, it’s probably not going to be worth my time. People use the ratings in many different ways. Some people vote 10 on everything they like and 1 on everything they don’t like. I usually vote 5 for a movie that’s “not my style, and I probably won’t watch it again but it didn’t suck” and everything above that is a movie that i enjoyed and might see again some day. Above 7 is a great movie that I would recommend. Everything below 5 is a movie that I didn’t enjoy and if it’s below 3 i hated it..

And so, the code for titles with a user rating of 7 would be &user_rating=7.0. This works just like the “year”-refiner so if you only type 7.0 you will only find titles with the exact rating of 7.0. If you wan’t to add a span between 7.0 and 10 you would type &user_rating=7.0,10

Companies – This is a bit special, it’s not included in the Refine By section but it’s a nice feature that I use some times. Maybe you like movies created by Studio Ghibli, (Spirited away, Howls Moving Castle and so on) Then you might want to find titles were Studio Ghibli is among the companies. First you will have to find the main page of the studio. So start searching for Studio Ghibli in the main search. When you’ve found the page you will be able to see the companies IMDB Code in the address bar so for Studio Ghibli it will be &company=co0048420

Role – This is just like above but you search for some one in the cast. So if you were to search for Josh Heartnett you would type &role=nm0001326

My Ratings – Choose to include, exclude or restrict to titles you already have rated  &my_ratings=restrict the other options are exclude and include

Sorting features
This probably isn’t the most important part because when you have made your search you can always click “Sort By” and choose any of the sorting methods. But sometimes the page “crashes” and doesn’t show any results after changing the sorting method and then it might be good to know that you can specify this as well. By standard IMDB will always first sort by “MOVIEmeter” which would translate “most popular on IMDB”. Although if you want to you can specify the sorting method by changing the sort=moviemeter,asc  to maybe sort=num_votes,desc for example. asc and desc mean ascending and descending.

Here are the different sorting methods:

So let’s put our knowledge to the test
Now I wan’t to search for Adventure feature movies with anime as one of the keywords. I want the user ratings to be at least 7.0 and have atleast 2000 votes. I want the movies to be released some time between 2001-2012. I also want Studio Ghibli to be among the companies behind the movie. Finally I want the list to be sorted by highest rating. The code would look like this,desc&user_rating=7.0,10&&num_votes=2000,&title_type=feature&company=co0048420&year=2001,2012


Well.. (allmost) all that for nothing.
I just found out there already is a function for this on Just head to =)
Although you might find this useful anyway since even the advanced search lacks features. It will for example not let you search specific studios like Studio Ghibli, only the big companies like Sony Pictures..