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!)
- 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 CoverArtLink relations, and degrade gracefully through different types of album artwork.
- MixEngineerAlias: A mini database of alias that mix engineers write on the runout etchings of vinyl.
- 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.
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 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 BrianFreud's Nirvana effort).
- High Contrast cleanup: It's not very bad at the moment, but it could certainly be better.
I'm new to hacking on MusicBrainzServer, so I'm doing so simple tasks at the moment:
- OliverCharles/AccessibleMusicBrainz: Used to be XHTML Cleanup. A branch of mb_server designed to make MusicBrainz more accessible.
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.
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 this release
- To split (need to be split into separate discs):