PROVIDENCE the play by David A. Gill

Four ‘Mos Productions
presents

Providence the play by David A. Gill

the play by David A. Gill

 Four ‘Mos Productions will present PROVIDENCE, by David A. Gill, for a limited run, October 9 – 26, at Roy Arias Stage IV. Gill’s first full-length play, PROVIDENCE was produced at Transient Theater in Chicago & has since gone through a series of workshops before this New York premiere. Directed by Tom Wallace, the show has Set, Light & Sound Design by Charles Kirby & Costume Design by Jonathan Michaud. Kristen Alberda serves as Stage Manager.

Stranded in the Providence, Rhode Island bus station by a benevolent act of sabotage, a group of misfit travelers find themselves in the wrong place at the right time. Through their confrontations, secrets are revealed, discoveries made & destinations altered forever. PROVIDENCE takes a compassionate, yet wildly funny look at love, guilt, betrayal, nonsense & finding your nature, teaching us that salvation isn’t a place you can arrive at by bus.

Featured in the cast of this AEA Showcase Production are Nick Adamson, Nic0 Meyer Allen, Joel T. Bauer*, Carla Briscoe*, Todd Butera*, Richard Lear*, Geri-Nikole Love & Michelangelo Milano*.

DAVID A. GILL (Playwright) is also the author of California (one act) & has just completed his second full length play, Experimenting with Katz, currently being submitted to various play festivals & theatre companies. He is also the co-author of two television pilots with Tony Nation, both of which are being represented by Bohemia Group. As an actor, he was last seen on the Gray Wig stage at Hofstra University as Bobby in Company & as Will Parker in Oklahoma! He originated the title role in the Chicago production of Jeffrey (Transient Theater), as well as Arthur in Love, Valour, Compassion (Victory Gardens) & can be heard on the original cast recording of Fairy Tales by Eric Lane Barnes.

TOM WALLACE (Director) has directed over 50 plays & musicals in the tri-state area, including Blithe Spirit, The Oldest Profession, Regrets Only, Separate Beds & Auntie Mame, to name a few. Tom has also directed 7 productions for The Concert Series at Hofstra University & and for the past 15 years, has been the director of The Rep Company, which is the honors theatre program at The Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts. He directed Tess, the Musical for the York Theater Company’s staged reading series.

DATES
OPENS: October 9-26, 2014 ~ Thursday – Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM
THEATRE: Roy Arias Stage IV ~ 300 West 43rd Street
TICKETS: $18
RESERVATIONS: (646-637-2709) or http://www.providencetheplay.com

 

How to convert SSH key for Putty

Do you need to work on both MAC and Windows PC? Do you want to use the same SSH private key on both? Then keep reading because it’s not impossible.

If you are on a MAC or other Linux varieties that use openSSH for it’s private key generation we can take that key and convert it to Putty’s PPK format.

I’ve only done this once so I’m a newbie, here’s the steps I did to make it happen.

I sent the  SSH private key from my MAC to the Windows machine. To be extra careful with security you might want to do this through something that is encrypted (SSL) like dropbox or use a thumb drive.

Download PuTTY Key Generator from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html in the list it will say PuTTYgen.

Now install it, you can accept all the defaults.

Launch it once it’s installed.

putty import putty_save_private_key

Choose Conversions -> Import.

Select your private key, the filename should be something like id_dsa.

You’ll be prompted to enter your passphrase for the key. Once entered it will load it in to the screen.

 

Now under “Actions” click “Save private key”. I named my id_dsa.ppk.

You should be all set now!

NY Aids Walk 2014 – Please Support Me!

I’m once again walking for the NY Aids Walk. This will be my 9th year partaking in the NY Aids Walk. If you haven’t gone, you should. Here are some simple reasons why you should go.

  1. You’ll have a sense of pride that comes with being with THOUSANDS of people who all care and want to stop this epidemic.
  2. You’ll get some nifty snacks along the way as many sponsors support this cause.
  3. You’ll feel better for getting some exercising by completing the 10K course.
  4. You’ll get to see some celebrities that are there to cheer you on.

Why should you sponsor me?

  1. You’ll have a sense of pride that comes from supporting someone that has such a history in giving back to the community.
  2. You’ll feel better for doing something to stop this epidemic.
  3. You’re wallet will feel lighter which should help when you’re walking up and down those stairs. :-)
  4. You can claim this as a tax deduction!
  5. and finally… because you’re amazing and you love me :)

Please sponsor me, just click here http://bit.ly/1gia0fN and follow the simple prompts.

I really appreciate this!

 

XO,

John

Mysql 5.6 Query Logging

Every once in awhile I do something that I think should be easy.  It should be easy to turn on mysql query logging but it took me a little too long to find examples. So to save everyone time here is what I did.

 

I’m on a Mac so please adjust accordingly.

$ cd /etc
$ sudo vi my.cnf

[mysqld]
general_log=1
slow_query_log=1
# Define where the log file should be
general_log_file=/tmp/mysql_general.log
slow_query_log_file=/tmp/mysql_slow_queries.log
# Set this to the number of seconds a query must take to be considered "slow"
long_query_time = 1
# Also, if you want to log all queries that don't use indexes:
# log-queries-not-using-indexes

Now the log file is at /tmp/ so I’m going to tail it while I do some of my programming.

$ cd /tmp
$ sudo tail -f mysql_general.log

I’m Now a Drupal Association Member, should I be happy?

I’ve been programming with Drupal 7 for almost 2 years now. By no means this means I’m an expert but it has been a nice journey to learn this open source CMS (Content Management System). It’s very powerful, has at least 3 different ways to do the same thing, is nearly limitless with the right programmer, time and resources.

So I decided to give back. Sure I’ve filed issues, tried to submit patches and I help others when I can but I mean give back with my wallet. So I did just that. I gave them some ca$h and now I’m a Drupal Association Member. The only thing is that it really doesn’t mean anything other then I support them.  Anybody could give them money and be a member. So should I be happy?

Drupal Association Organization Member

Yes I should be happy. I’m supporting the tool that helps me do my job and in some way has given me a job by providing this tool that can be expanded in so many different ways.

In return I got a badge. It’s kind of nice looking too. So thank you to Drupal for this wonderful tool, I hope to be a part of your community for very long time.