Feb 162014

Remember that idea of mine for how to save my music listening history for future generations? Well, I’ve spent the whole weekend with that. In the end it will yield an open source project and maybe kind of a tutorial detailing the process, but it’s still a long way there and I don’t entirely know yet what my goals are 🙂

In any case I’ll use a bunch of current technologies like node.js, MongoDB, Mongoose, Yeoman, AngularJS and maybe a bunch of things that I’ve already forgotten 😀

I’ll use all that to scrape my playing history off Last.FM, put it in a database and make that data mine again, viewable and safe. All that will run on my new Linux home server.

The Song of the Day is “A Message” from the 2005 Coldplay album “X & Y”. Hear it on YouTube.

  2 Responses to “2679 – A Message”

  1. Have you considered starting a kickstarter project?

    • No for a multitude of reasons:

      • I am not wealthy but I have a job and don’t need money. I need time.
      • I don’t see a business model. What I do, currently depends on Last.FM. Of course I could write a Spotify plugin myself (and plugins for all the other popular music players that people may want to use) and get rid of the man in the middle, but still, I don’t see people paying for such a service. I may be wrong though.
      • This is Austria. Fundraising via Kickstarter would probably collide with our buerocracy. Even thinking of it hurts 😀

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