How to archive folders older than a certain date in Linux / Ubuntu

Using the GUI this task is trivial (Sort by list view, click on the Date heading to order by date, select the relevant folders then right click and Compress.)

Using the command line to achieve the same results is a trifle harder. Here’s the command line I came up with:

tar zcvf ArchiveName.tar.gz `find * -maxdepth 0 -mtime +893`

The find command in the gets executed first and returns the folders and files in the CURRENT directory that haven’t been modified since the number of days specified by the number in the find command.

Tar then does it’s usual job and compresses it.

If you’re wanting to remove directories using a similar command just substitute in the rm command instead of the tar command.

To find the number of days to a date in the past I used this website here but I’m sure there’s something you can do with the date command that will give you a similar output!

Thoroughly Modern Millie – Scene by Scene

Below is the list of acts and scenes and which characters have speaking parts. Each scene can be downloaded separately at the end of each scenes list. The directors overview of TMM can be heard here:  Introduction

If you wish to download all of the scenes this can be done by clicking here.

Act 1

Scene 1

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Millie
  • Jimmy

Download

Scene 2

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Ruth
  • Gloria
  • Rita
  • Alice
  • Ethel
  • Cora
  • Mrs. Meers
  • Lucille
  • Millie
  • Miss Dorothy

Download

Download this scene:

Scene 3

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Mrs Meers
  • Ching Ho
  • Bun Foo

Download

Scene 4

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Miss Flannery
  • Mille
  • Mr Graydon

Download

Scene 5

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Miss Dorothy
  • Ching Ho
  • Bun Foo
  • Mrs Meers
  • Ruth
  • Alice
  • Millie
  • Gloria

Download

Scene 6

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Alice
  • Ruth
  • Gloria
  • Millie
  • Miss Dorothy
  • Jimmy

Download

Scene 7

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Jimmy
  • Millie
  • Policeman

Download

Scene 8

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Policeman
  • Jimmy
  • Millie

Download

Scene 9

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Miss Dorothy
  • Mrs Meers
  • Ching ho
  • Bun Foo
  • Ruth
  • Alice
  • Gloria
  • Millie

Download

Scene 10

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Muzzy
  • Gorge Gershwin
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Guest #1
  • Guest #2
  • Guest #3
  • Millie
  • Jimmy
  • Miss Dorothy
  • Rodney
  • Kenneth

Download

Scene 11

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Jimmy
  • Millie

Download

Scene 12

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Jimmy
  • Miss Dorothy

Download

Act 2

Scene 1

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Stenogs
  • Miss Flannery
  • Millie
  • Mr Graydon
  • Jimmy
  • Miss Dorothy

Download

Scene 2

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Jimmy
  • Millie
  • Mr Graydon
  • Ching Ho

Download

Scene 3

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Miss Dorothy
  • Mrs Meers
  • Ching Ho
  • Bun Foo

Download

Scene 4

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Millie
  • Jimmy
  • Dishwasher

Download

Scene 5

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Muzzy
  • Mathilide
  • Millie

Download

Scene 6

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Daphne
  • Dexter
  • Mr Graydon
  • Millie
  • Jimmy

Download

Scene 7

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Mrs Meers
  • Muzzy

Download

Scene 8

Speaking parts in this scene:

  • Miss Dorothy
  • Ching Ho
  • Mrs Meers
  • Bun Foo
  • Muzzy
  • Mr Graydon
  • Jimmy
  • Millie
  • Alice
  • Ruth
  • Gloria
  • Mama

Download

How to convert DSS files to .mp3 with ubuntu linux

I have an Olympus DM-20 which I use to record stuff from my amateur dramatics group, just recently I recorded a script read through of Thoroughly Modern Millie and needed to chop up the read-through by scene. Ubuntu Linux doesn’t support .dss files natively so I needed to convert them. A bit of googling lead me to believe that I’d need to convert it using a program under wine. Below is how I got it all to work, hopefully it will help someone!

Things you will need:

To Install:

  • Install wine from the repositories

sudo apt-get install wine

You should be able to Right Click and Open with Wine Windows Program Loader.

Using the same methodology as above right click and open with Wine Windoes Program Loader.

Install as above. Run the program, add the files, choose your output type and location and hit convert!

Bang, you’re done.

Information sourced from Google and the ubuntu forums I couldn’t initially get Swift working because I didn’t have the C++ libraries installed hence my repost!

Thoroughly Modern Millie

So I’m in my next musical! Thoroughly Modern Millie! Being in Just So was an amazing experience and so much fun that I thought I’d join in on the next couple of musicals and see how they go.

The first musical after Just So was an evening dedicated to popular movies through the decades, from silent movies through to Men In Black, called A Night at the Movies. Whilst the show was a bit bitty in places it was still great fun to be a part of.

Me performing at 'A night at the Movies'
Have you met Miss Jones?

Now we’re on to Thoroughly Modern Millie and I’m playing the part of ‘Jimmy Smith’, my first lead role, which I am so excited about! I’m already feeling nervous about it, tonight being our first rehearsal, that’s if I can get there with all this snow!

I had a really weird dream about it last night in fact. I dreamt I was performing with Barnstormers and that we were due to perform a piece that I had no recollection of rehearsing. Very Scary!

Anyway here’s to Thoroughly Modern Millie, I’m sure it’ll be a blast!

Annoying WordPress bug

The last few weeks I’ve been wondering why I could only access my blog through just Mozilla Firefox and not through other browsers such as Chrome, IE, etc.

Turns out if I change ‘WordPress address (URL)’ and ‘Blog address (URL)’ from http://cdal.co.uk to http://www.cdal.co.uk then Chrome, IE etc all report a redirect loop.

Unfortunately I found this out after a complete reinstall of wordpress… that’s why it looks slightly different now. I hope this helps someone else!