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Saturday December 08, 2001
06:12 AM

it's like shedding your skin

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When BlackStar happened, it all seemed to happen too fast. It took over about four and half years of my life, and I can't really differentiate very much of it. (Other than the 'this is where it stops being fun' turning points...)

So, now that I've moved on, and have a new set of plans for Total World Domination(tm), a few people have suggested I keep a journal of it.

So, I guess I can do some of that here...

One thing I'm really keen on resurrecting is The Music Database. This was one of the things I worked on before BlackStar - basically a web front end to the CDDB project (the thing that auto-fills your playlist info when you put a CD in). The grandiose version was to use that as a basis for constructing the music version of IMDB, but before we got anywhere near there we had a big old fight with CDDB, just as they were turning commercial and deciding that all the user-submitted data actually belonged to them.

So now, five years on, CDDB have fallen into much disfavour, and freedb has picked up the mantle of keeping the whole thing open. And it makes me think this is doable in again.

So, I've downloaded the latest database, talked to the freedb guys about ways forward, knocked up a simple module for parsing their files, and starting playing...

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