Today I did something that I had wanted to do for just about as long as this site has been online. Note that I’m not referring to this blog, which has been online for only a few weeks. I’m talking about, oh, it’ll have been 1999 or 2000 that I wanted this thing done. I wanted to get a list of my CD collection online.
The major reason for doing this hasn’t changed over the years: I wanted to give friends a way to look up whichever artist/album they were curious about. I like introducing people to new music, just as I like listening to music I’ve never heard before.
You’ll note that a new menu item Music has appeared in the menu bar at the top. Go ahead and browse!
I created the library with a wonderful program called, Delicious Library, by a company called, Delicious Monster. It’s best feature is that it’ll use your webcam to scan in barcodes on the media you want to file, and look up details on Amazon. It stores it’s data in an easy-to-parse XML file, so today I hacked a small script which generates HTML from that data.
I suspect that I’ll add a few features over time. What’s more important, though, is to fix the data in the library. Because quite frankly, a lot of the album release dates are borked.