@jesus2099 suggested I put my intro up, so here is a revamped edition.
I have been collecting music since the early 1970’s, mostly rock, with some blues and jazz. The first 45rpm singles that I purchased, with my own money, were “The Cover of Rolling Stone” and “Dueling Banjos”. But most of my music was in album form, since both of my parents worked on the LP pressing lines at the Columbia Records plants (Terre Haute, IN & Carrollton, GA). Every Christmas and birthday, I would get a nice, fat stack of LPs. So that set in motion the music collecting. I actually worked in the same buildings in Terre Haute, that my parents did, but they were called Sony DADC not CBS Records. I maintained and calibrated measurement equipment for the manufacture of CDs, DVDs and BDs. Unfortunately, I was laid off from DADC in the Spring of 2018. Some folks say that physical media is a dying format, after all.
I have been using and maintaining computers since the early 80’s and I also started maintaining a personal music database using Swift on my Commodore-128 in the late 80’s. I later designed and created a database using MS Access in the early 90’s, which I still use today, but I do port it over to MS Excel and a .PDF, for normal folks to read.
As far as the Hi-Fi stuff, well I remember drooling over the very large Pioneer receivers and open-reel machines in the late 70’s and I was hooked. I’ve been collecting and upgrading gear on a budget scale, ever since.
I have been involved with computer audio since the late 90’s. I remember recording LPs or cassettes to wave files, then worrying about hard drive space, until I burned the files to a CD. I am so glad the days of small HDDs are history. I am currently at the over 32k mark for music files on my NAS, what a long way from 40MB HDDs, eh? I have been using EAC and foobar2000 on my systems (Linux and Windows) for years and I also use several USB DACs for audio output. Now that I am more into quality (i.e. lossless & hi-res) one-time tagging has become important. So back in 2009, I decided to join this project, I tried to help out, where I could. As far as my personal music files, there always seems to be something that needs to be fixed, right? Cheers, all!