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Me

Not much to say about me. I love all kinds of music and I'm constantly searching for more, and the desire for the most accurate library brought me here. In the real world I work in computer networking, either network design or troubleshooting. I've got plenty of experience with computers and their uses but I’m a hardware man; staring at code and programming bores me, but I am grateful for what others can do with it. If I'm not at work I try to spend as much time as I can outdoors, I’m physically active doing whatever sounds fun, mostly hiking in the mountains.

Why I'm here

As far as the site is concerned I'm interested in making MusicBrainz as accessible to the rest of the world as possible. It's hard for those of us in computers and programming to keep from being pulled into the technology. Sometimes you have to stand back and look at the site thought the eyes of a non-computer savvy user and remember that they're the majority of your users. To that end I try to make sure that everything it as simple to understand and comfortable to a new user. I also have the ulterior motive of making sure that the database is accurate so that mea and other users of last.fm can have an accurate place to synchronize our music to get the most of our relationships.

What I'm doing

As far as musical genres I'll moderate, just about anything goes; I've heard most of it except country, the one musical style I don't listen to. Most of my personal collection is Punk, Classic Rock (60's and 70's), Classical, and recently a lot of Japanese.

As far as Japanese is concerned I've started adding romanized Virtual Albums en-mass for two reasons. First is so that people who don't read Kanji (as this is currently an English site the majority of users) won’t be confused like I was when I first started; the "chicken scratch" will be replaced words that can be pronounced in English and Latin based languages. Second and most importantly was when I read this: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=153885.

My media player is fine with Unicode support but WinAMP is one of the most used media players in the world. It's unfortunate that they're not going to allow you to show non Latin characters with out changing you OS language, hopefully having a choice will help some people expand their musical tastes outside their own country.

Current goals

I just want to get my library tagged. Once it's in I'll worry about focussing on certain types or bands of music. As I'm going along I've been subscribing to favorite artists and artists I've put alot of work into.