In every training or demo I go, the instructor’s fandom is too dang high whether they are teaching the basics of visual arts or coding. Last week, I was able to attend the “School of Data Philippines” at the World Bank Office in Bonifacio Global City. I’ve noticed that the instructor was a big fan of football and he used football data in some of his database examples. I want to practice and experiment on databases and such, but… I can’t just pull any random data out of nowhere! Then an idea came… what if I experiment on my Cassiopeia cray-crayness like the instructor?
Then a lightbulb!
You see, I love karaoke… I love karaoke so much that I’m willing to spend money to sing like a forever alone fool in amusement centers. But most song books only has English songs. In order for you to sing a Korean or a Japanese song, you must know the code yourself, and even if you know the code, it doesn’t guarantee that the song is present in the machine. It’s basically a trial and error thing with Kumyoung machines here.
I don’t know what’s up with my brain but my memory can be compared to Dory the fish!
“Whut?! I don’t remember this squishy?”
If I found a Kumyoung machine that has TVXQ songs, I… suddenly forget the piece of paper with the codes and lyrics on.
With that in mind, I have developed a searchable database called… drum roll please…
OH YEAH!!! With that glorious Chun-face pasted on it!!!
Here’s how you use Karaokeshinki:
I’ll show you screenshots taken from my Toshiba Thrive tablet, since the goal of this database is to make it mobile-friendly.
Karaokeshinki site looks like this on a tablet.
Parts of the table are as follows:
TIMESTAMP – Time and date when the code was added
CODE – The number you enter in the machine.
ENGLISH / ASIAN TITLE – The title of the song.
YEAR OF RELEASE – The year that the song was released.
MACHINE TYPE – Which brand of machine the code works (e.g. Kumyoung, Ziller).
SONG LINK – In case you forgot or unfamiliar with the song, you can copy-paste the video link to hear the song.
Just type on the SEARCH BOX on the right side of the screen the title of the song and it will show you the codes of the song.
It’s that easy… as long as you have a sturdy wi-fi or mobile connection.
But what if you wanna sing Shim’s revival of Rusty Nail?
You happen to have the code and you want to add the code in the database, how can you contribute? There’s a link that says “HELP BUILD THIS DATABASE BY CONTRIBUTING YOUR NORAEBANG CODES TOO IN THIS FORM.” It will forward you to this Google form I made that is linked to the Karaokeshinki database.
Once you submit the code, a confirmation message from Google will appear.
Google forms will now automatically update our beautiful database.
“Don’t let the wallpaper ruin your view of our beautiful database.”
Go back to Karaokeshinki and refresh the whole thing, and VOILA, the new code is already there!
NOW! GO OUT THERE AND SING YOUR BEST MIROTIC SCREAM OF YOUR LIFE!!!
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