About mackey


I'm member of the MP dev group but unfortunately I haven't contributed that much the MP core as I would like to due to lack of time. Instead, I have focused on developing the My Lyrics plugin and supporting it the best I can. So feel free to contact me for questings regarding this plugin. But hopefully I will be able to contribute in making of MediaPortal 2 as I love the architecture and also fancy WPF.

Me? I'm a 31 year old, Danish engineer in computer science with a special interest in software design and the .NET framework. I work for a large (in Danish scale) software company where I'm currently hired in the security department. I work mainly with ASP.NET applications but have also worked with webservices and on larger Winform apps.

In my years at the university I got more and more interested in music. Especially local and British indie bands had my attention and I always had to check out the latest alternative bands. I ripped my whole music collection down on the harddrive, downloaded (legal) bootlegs and invested in a pair of good speakers so i could get the music and lyrics just right. However, I hadn't always luck to get the lyrics right the first time when I was listening, and that annoyed me quite a bit.

In the mean time I downloaded this .NET based open-source project 'MediaPortal' which I found quite interesting. I had discovered that you could write your own plugins. As I just had enterred a company where I had to achieve .NET skills (worked with various PL's before, but never the one from M$) I found it would be a good way to enhance my .NET skills. Accordingly, I started to implement a MP plugin to manage lyrics inside MediaPortal. I believe it was in spring 2006 and I've been "around" MediaPortal every since.

We now have a dedicated HTPC in our living room where MP is THE application we use. My girlfriend loves to see her series and I like just everything about it. Except the architecture of MP-I which has been become outdated as the app has evolved. I have never been motiviated to deep into the stomach of MP-I as I knew it would take a lot of time to get familiar with all corners. I really like the design of MP-II and finds in the perspective the motivation to contribute the best I can, develope a plugin or two, and in generel work with MP-II architecture. Let's see how things turns out.

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