Another set of reeds for our band

Last Updated or created 2023-07-18

I ordered reeds again for our pipe-band.

A nice set of reeds from P/M Linden “Dixie” Ingram.
From which we got lessons at the Breuberg Summerschool.

Now i have to sort them by strenght and tuning. I have to take into account: peoples strenght to blow them, which ones needs scraping, hard blowers who get them into shape at the end.

Above is easy, middle and hard to blow .. increasing in strenght from left to right.

Next to do, is give them a number, and assign them to players.

While doing so i started playing with them to make a little website visitor counter 🙂

Audio CD index

Last Updated or created 2023-01-15

I’ve got a large Folk Music collection. And i wanted to have an overview of the Audio CD’s (mp3/flac) i’ve got from every Band or Artist.

So I made some PHP scripts and a scraping tool. To get a nice overview.

A part of it looks like this:

Most is auto-generated:

The scraper part needs eyed3 (made at a later date)

PHP Files

::::::::::::::
artist.php
::::::::::::::
<html><head><title></title>
<style type="text/css">
 img.clams { border: black dotted 1px; }
 </style>
</head><body vlink=black alink=black link=black>
<? $filebak=$file; ?>
<center><P>
<table border=2><tr><td bgcolor="#cccccc">
<P>
<?php include "list.php"; ?>
</td></tr></table>
<P>


<table>

<?php
$file=$filebak;
echo "<tr><td bgcolor=black><a name=\"$file\"><font color=white face=tahoma><b>$file</b></font></a></td></tr>"; include "readcovers.php";  
?> 

</table>
<P>
<?php if (file_exists("thumbs/$file/info.txt")){ include "thumbs/$file/info.txt"; } ?>
</body></html>
::::::::::::::
index.php
::::::::::::::
<html><head><title></title>
<style type="text/css">
 img.clams { border: black dotted 1px; }
 </style>
</head><body vlink=black alink=black link=black>
<a name="top">
<font face=tahoma color=red>missing</font> ::
<font face=tahoma color=orange>not complete</font> ::
<font face=tahoma color=blue>special</font> ::
<font face=tahoma color=green>got this one</font><P> 
<center><P>
<font face=Tahoma>TODO: List artists, per-page covers (per artist)<BR>
Sort A-Z<BR>Counters<BR>filter <i>got this one / Missing</i>
<table border=2><tr><td bgcolor="#cccccc">
<P>
<?php include "list.php"; ?>
</td></tr></table>
<P>


<table>

<?php
$dir = "thumbs/";

// Open a known directory, and proceed to read its contents
if (is_dir($dir)) {
	$dh = opendir($dir);
       	while (($file = readdir($dh)) !==false) {
           #echo "filename: $file : filetype: " . filetype($dir . $file) . "\n";
		if (filetype($dir . $file)=="dir" && $file!=="." && $file!=="..") { echo "<tr><td bgcolor=black><a name=\"$file\"><font color=white face=tahoma><b>$file</b></font></a><a href=\"#top\"> <f
ont face=tahoma color=\"grey\"><small>(top)</small></a></td></tr>"; include "readcovers.php";  }
       	}
}
       closedir($dh);
?> 

</table>
</body></html>
::::::::::::::
list.php
::::::::::::::
<html><head><title></title>
<style>
<!--
A:link {text-decoration: none; color: "#000000";}
A:visited {text-decoration: none; color: "#000000";}
A:hover {text-decoration:  none; }
//-->

</style>
</head><body>

<center><P>
<?php
$countart=0;
$dir = "thumbs/";

// Open a known directory, and proceed to read its contents
if (is_dir($dir)) {
	$dh = opendir($dir);
       	while (($file = readdir($dh)) !==false) {
		if (filetype($dir . $file)=="dir" && $file!=="." && $file!=="..") { echo "<a href=\"index.php#$file\"><font color=black face=tahoma><b>$file</b></font></a><a href=\"artist.php?file=$file\
">@</a> "; $countart=$countart+1; if ($countart==4) { $countart=0; echo "<BR>";} else { echo ":: ";}  }
       	}
}
       closedir($dh);
?> 
</body></html>
::::::::::::::
readcovers.php
::::::::::::::

<tr><td align=left>
<table><tr><td width=30></td>
<?php
$dir1 = "thumbs/$file";
$counter=0;
// Open a known directory, and proceed to read its contents
if (is_dir($dir1)) {
   if ($dh1 = opendir($dir1)) {
       while (($file1 = readdir($dh1)) !==false)  {
#echo "filename: $file : filetype: " . filetype($dir1 . $file) . "<BR>";
$fileinfo="leeg";
if ($counter==7) { echo "</tr><tr><td width=30></td>"; $counter=0; }
if ($file1!=="." && $file1!=="..") {
if (stristr("$file1", ".jpg")) { echo "<td valign=top width=105><center><img src=\"$dir1/$file1\" class=\"clams\">"; 
$fileinfo = str_replace("jpg", "txt", $file1); $counter=$counter+1;}
if (file_exists("$dir1/$fileinfo")) { echo "<br><font face=tahoma><small>"; include "$dir1/$fileinfo"; }
echo "</small></td>";
}
       }
       closedir($dh1);
   }
}
?> 
</tr></table>
</td></tr>

Scraper

mkdir -p /tmp/1
find  celtic/Celtic/ -type d | while read ; do
countmp3=$(ls "$REPLY" | egrep -i mp3$ | wc -l)
if [ $countmp3 -gt 0 ] ; then
	rm -f /tmp/1/*
	album=$( echo $REPLY | rev | cut -f1 -d/ | rev)
	artist=$( echo $REPLY | rev | cut -f2 -d/ | rev)
	countslash=$(echo "$REPLY"  | tr -cd '/' | wc -c)
	if [ $countslash -lt 4 ] ; then
		artist=$album
		album="" 
	fi 
	echo "artist : $artist - Album : $album"
	mkdir -p "thumbs/$artist"
	ls "$REPLY" | egrep -i "mp3$|flac$" | while read biggest; do  
		eyeD3 --write-images=/tmp/1  "$REPLY/$biggest"	

		if [ ! "$( ls -A /tmp/1/ )" ]  ; then cp empty.jpg /tmp/1/FRONT.jpg ;fi
		deze=$(ls -S /tmp/1/* | head -1)
		convert -resize 200x200 "$deze" "thumbs/$artist/$album.jpg" 
		echo "$album" > "thumbs/$artist/$album.txt"
	done
fi
done

I’m planning to make an version which shows every individual mp3, and shows me if they are valid mp3’s/flac and have a good over.
(Using tiny thumbnails)