Archive for June, 2008

Taking a Holiday

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

I will be taking a holiday from June 26th until July 7th 2008.

Ryan Orser

UPDATE I am back from my holiday and I will start posting again on Monday July 7th.

Testing Out Slackware 12.1

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Over the next few weeks I will test out the new Slackware 12.1. I have heard it is very nice and easy to use for the advance users. As I am not an advanced user, I will try to figure it out on my own or if people would like to help just leave a comment.

Ryan Orser

ROTE 9.0 Released

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Hot off the presses is the new ROTE (Ryan Orsers’ Text Editor) 9.0. With this new release comes the end of the realbasic programmed releases and on to Python. I will support this program until the date of September 9th 2009. Until then I may produce minor release fixes to this program until the end of life or the new text editor comes out. Thank you for using ROTE 9.0 and have a great summer. If someone with windows realbasic 2008 R2  could compile the application for windows and leave a comment on where to get the application that would be great.

Until next time,
Ryan Orser.

UPDATE To download the source (windows), (Linux), and (Debian Package)

A Review of Banshee 1.0

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

What is Banshee? Banshee is a media player that has been revamped to give you more satifaction then before banshee 1.0 came out. This new final version is faster and looks a lot nicer then any other media player that I have seen before even iTunes. iTunes does not even compare to this media player because of its speed, looks and ofcourse its ease of use. I would recommend this media player for everyone that can get this on their operating system. Banshee is the easiest media player that I have ever used. It even syncs my old 1st gen iPod nano which is not a surprise as it has been able to sync iPods for a while now. I believe in my personal opinion that no one should over look the price which is free to say that this media player is not as good as the others that you can get. Then again other media players are free, though do not have this nice looking GUI.

Overall I would give this media player a 5/5 for its ease of use, GUI, and speed.

Ryan Orser

A review of Wine-doors

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

What is wine-doors? Wine-doors is an application that puts windows software via wine on your system. For example you can install Flash which is the production of the flash images that you can create, Dreamweaver whixh helps you with web development, and ofcourse flashplayer 9. You can also get Firefox 1.5 and 2.0, windows media player 6 and 9, and demos of games. You may ask why anyone would want to run Dreamweaver on Linux? Well for one I do like making websites and as they do not support Linux I have to use it under wine for making websites. This is not all bad that they have these applications as most of them are trials trying to get you to buy the real product. This takes almost no time to install and you can get it from This product will also install wine if you do not have it on your system so that you can run these applications. Wine-Doors downloads and helps you install the product that you are trying out or going to use for a length of time. Overall I believe that this is one of the best applications that I have tried and have been able to review.

Ryan Orser.

Last Day of School for 2007-2008

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Today is the final day of school for the 2007-2008 year. Today ends all the fun networking, jokes we played on each other (fun or not,) and all the classes that I have been working so hard in. Overall I have done quite well, with finishing the year with 90% in Networking, at least 70% in English which is great for me, and at least 78% in accounting. I still have a provincial to go though so that means a tiny bit of studying for English. Also I have a bit of networking to work on since I like to keep my mind fresh over the holidays while working on computer stuff.

Thats it for now, if I do not post something else I will see you on Monday,

Ryan Orser

A Review of OGG Convert

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Ogg Convert is an easy application to convert your music to ogg vorbis format. I have only tried this application with mp3s and it is actually pretty easy to do. These are the simple steps:

  1. Open OGGConvert
  2. Click on the source button and a window will pop up. With that pop up window choose the file that you want to convert. Click open.
  3. Choose your file format.
  4. Click convert. That is all you have to do.

It is so easy to work this application that you do not have to be all that computer savvy.

That is all for today,

Ryan Orser

A Review of GDesklets

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

GDesklets is a cool widget applet that you can have on your desktop. This program comes with:

  • An Analog Clock
  • A Calendar
  • A Puzzle
  • A Quote of the Day

These programs are mostly in different categories for example:

  1. In Fun and Amusement: A Puzzle
  2. In Date/Time: A clock and a Calendar
  3. In Uncategorized: Nothing
  4. In Misc.: A quote of the day applet

On the Calendar applet it shows today, and different days of which are special as in Fathers Day, Flag day and many more.

On the clock applet: there is not much though there is just the nice looking clock that just sits on your desktop as if it is  floating.

The Puzzle Applet is another story as I have yet to find out how to use it.

The for the Quote of the day, I do not even bother trying it out as I do not really like quotes.

That is it for today, except for the podcast which is coming out today around 4:30 PM PDT.

Ryan Orser

A Review of ATanks (Atomic Tanks)

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

This is a different type of war strategy game from any other I have played. I have never been able to direct the tanks gun towards anything before. I started out against Level 1’s but as I started playing this game got even easier so I decided to go up against the best Level 5 computer.

The games graphics are okay, though it must be a turn based strategy game as you have one person sending their tanks guns at a time. I really do like turn based strategy games but this one would be one I would play on occasion, if there maybe is one in the near future, as I will have to be looking around for anything to do that is not gaming.

This game is really one to play if you like games that are war (which I do not 😛 ), for anyone else who likes these games I have a few more game reviews coming up in the next few weeks.

Overall I would give this game a 4/5 for it graphics, ease of use, and how fun it is to play.

Ryan Orser

The iPhone 3G

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Now out with the old iPhone which had stopped selling a few weeks back, and in with the 3G iPhone!. The 8gb iPhone is going to be at $199 USD maximum and will be out on July 11th 2008. As for the 16GB it will be $299 and will be out in the colors white and black.

I will probably wait for the next gen. iPod before I buy another MP3 Player. Talk to you tomorrow.

Ryan Orser