This month in digital music libraries - January 2021
Over the Christmas and New Year holiday periods it was a great time - especially in lockdown! - to reconsider your home media setup. This month’s round up include a couple of self-hosting resources, plus also a couple of music collection updates.
Starry-eyed critic fails to recognise 75-year old artform
… in which @joncaramanica spectacularly fails to recognise the concept of a collection being an art form in its own right.
is this a joke https://t.co/yupVP9OlQ5— 𓆱 ZJ (@ZOLAJESUS) January 3, 2021
AcclaimedMusic.net updates their best-of 2018 and 2019 album lists
I’m pretty addicted to buying second hand CDs by scouring AcclaimedMusic.net and was waiting for this… they posted two new best-of-year lists.
Building a “perfect media server”
A very nicely presented microsite which is especially detailed about getting the basic hardware and OS configuration right. It’s good to see containerization being used for this, for a long time I’ve been convinced it’s the right way to go to reduce dependencies between the services on your media server (or any home server). Back in the day I have used VMware and KVM which are lower level technologies, but the idea still applies.
A self hosting podcast
More self-hosting news - a regular self-hosting podcast worth subscribing to!