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Hi!  
 
Hi!  
  
My name is Oliver Charles and I've been interested in [[MusicBrainz]] since the start of 2006. Around April 2007 I'd entered about 600 edits into the database, and decided to start also taking in intrest in the development in MB. On this page you can find out some of the stuff I've done (until I become a major contributor and there's too much to list. Hey, I can wish!)
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My name is Oliver Charles and I've been interested in [[MusicBrainz]] since the start of 2006. Around April 2007 I'd entered about 600 edits into the database, and decided to start also taking in interest in the development in MB. On this page you can find out some of the stuff I've done. I worked with MusicBrainz through Google's Summer of Code program in 2008, and am now employed as one of the developers.
  
 
==Contributions==
 
==Contributions==
  
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* '''[[Picard Screencasts|PicardScreencasts]]''': I recorded a few screencasts for new users to Picard
 
* '''[[python-musicbrainz2|PythonMusicBrainz2]] Label Support''': A few days after label support was added, I wrote a fairly large patch to add label support to [[python-musicbrainz2|PythonMusicBrainz2]].  
 
* '''[[python-musicbrainz2|PythonMusicBrainz2]] Label Support''': A few days after label support was added, I wrote a fairly large patch to add label support to [[python-musicbrainz2|PythonMusicBrainz2]].  
* '''PicardQT Cover Artwork Plugin''': I rewrote the amazon cover art plugin to use [[Cover Art Link|CoverArtLink]] relations, and degrade gracefully through different types of album artwork.  
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* '''PicardQT Cover Artwork Plugin''': I rewrote the amazon cover art plugin to use [[Has Cover Art At Relationship Type|CoverArtRelationshipType]] relations, and degrade gracefully through different types of album artwork.  
* '''[[Mix Engineer Alias|MixEngineerAlias]]''': A mini database of alias that mix engineers write on the runout etchings of vinyl.
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* '''[http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/24738 Bleep.com importer]''': Simple GreaseMonkey script to import releases from Bleep.com
 
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* '''[[User:OliverCharles/MixEngineerAlias|MixEngineerAlias]]''': A mini database of alias that mix engineers write on the runout etchings of vinyl.  
==Current Projects==
 
 
 
* '''Drum & Bass Cleanup''': One of the first major uses of [[MusicBrainz]] for me was to tag all my vinyl as I ripped it. Now that all the ripping is complete, I've learnt more about [[MusicBrainz]], and a lot of the data was lacking in some aspects (mainly relationships). Now I'm going through my collection, making sure every release has as much information attached as possible.
 
 
 
==Future Projects==
 
 
 
Stuff I plan to do in the future, but haven't yet got round to doing (as I have current projects that take priority) include:
 
* '''Hacking on [[MusicBrainz Server|MusicBrainzServer]]''': I'd like to start contributing code as I love programming... just gotta take the leap in and get started!
 
* '''Funkadelic Cleanup''': Shouldn't take much, I just plan to go through and make sure it is all as clean as it can be (inspired by [[User:BrianFreud|BrianFreud]]'s Nirvana effort).
 
** [http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/albums_funkadelic http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/albums_funkadelic]  
 
 
 
* '''High Contrast cleanup''': It's not very bad at the moment, but it could certainly be better.  
 
 
 
==Hacking==
 
 
 
I'm new to hacking on [[MusicBrainz Server|MusicBrainzServer]], so I'm doing so simple tasks at the moment:
 
* '''[[User:OliverCharles/AccessibleMusicBrainz|OliverCharles/AccessibleMusicBrainz]]''': ''Used to be XHTML Cleanup.'' A branch of mb_server designed to make [[MusicBrainz]] more accessible.  
 
  
 
==Talking to me==
 
==Talking to me==
  
I can be reached on IRC most of the time - aCiD2 is my alias, and I'm often in the [[MusicBrainz]] channel.  
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I can be reached on IRC most of the time - ocharles is my alias, and I'm often in the [[MusicBrainz]] channel.
 
 
==Other junk...==
 
 
 
The following is probably not much use to anyone except my self.
 
* ''Lamb - What Sound'': Need to finish adding the huge amount of relationships to [http://musicbrainz.org/release/874df485-2202-4fc4-bbae-2b7a48444882.html|this http://musicbrainz.org/release/874df485-2202-4fc4-bbae-2b7a48444882.html|this] release
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:48, 11 August 2011

Hi!

My name is Oliver Charles and I've been interested in MusicBrainz since the start of 2006. Around April 2007 I'd entered about 600 edits into the database, and decided to start also taking in interest in the development in MB. On this page you can find out some of the stuff I've done. I worked with MusicBrainz through Google's Summer of Code program in 2008, and am now employed as one of the developers.

Contributions

  • PicardScreencasts: I recorded a few screencasts for new users to Picard
  • PythonMusicBrainz2 Label Support: A few days after label support was added, I wrote a fairly large patch to add label support to PythonMusicBrainz2.
  • PicardQT Cover Artwork Plugin: I rewrote the amazon cover art plugin to use CoverArtRelationshipType relations, and degrade gracefully through different types of album artwork.
  • Bleep.com importer: Simple GreaseMonkey script to import releases from Bleep.com
  • MixEngineerAlias: A mini database of alias that mix engineers write on the runout etchings of vinyl.

Talking to me

I can be reached on IRC most of the time - ocharles is my alias, and I'm often in the MusicBrainz channel.