Archive for July, 2008

Civilizations Revolution (Nintendo DS) Review

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Civilizations Revolution is a game from the Sid Meiers Civilization line of products. This time around the games have been released to the game consoles like Nintendo DS, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. There is not a PC version, though I hope that it may come out or have Civilizations 5 come out soon. So with Civilization Revolution there are 14 leaders for 14 civilizations, so as you know there are 1 leader per civilization.

There are a couple of modes: Play now or Play online. I have not been able to play online as my wireless settings are not quite right so I have been playing by myself. I love the campains that you can get to play. I have played the lightning round and the attack of the huns. I have won 2 of 3 games. The first game I lost because I attacked to often and the opponents became great generals. The last 2 games were pretty intense and luckily I won which is pretty hard with a touch interface, well that is what I find.

Anyway this game is not really that bad, though can get a bit boring if you try to figure out how to play. I would give this game a 3/5.

Sugar CRM Linux Version

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

You may ask what is Sugar CRM? Sugar CRM is an opensource business management thing that I have decided to try out. I am using the Community Edition.

This is how to install Sugar CRM the version for Linux.

Download Sugar CRM zip file to the server where you have your site.

Extract the file to your sites root. The extraction will come out in a folder.

Make everything in the folder 777 permissions.

go to

Go through the required Fields.

for the hostname put in localhost instead of your website name.

Now with all that done click install.

At the end it should say The setup of Sugar 5.0.0f is now complete! click next.

Put in the credientials of about you. if you want to skip that step it is only to register you. (I skipped it.)

You can now log in.

That is the end of the installation of Sugar CRM Linux Version.

Ryan Orser.

For July 9th 2008

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

I am working on a big post for tomorrow. Until I can finish this big thing I will not be posting.

Ryan Orser


Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

So far I have been working on the dd-WRT router. I have been tweaking it over the last couple of days, well since Sunday when I installed it. I may have something new tomorrow or else I will post about configuring the router again.

Ryan Orser.

Is dd-WRT on your router?

Monday, July 7th, 2008

What is dd-WRT you may ask? dd-WRT is a router operating system. I put the dd-WRT on my dads old Linksys wrt54g version 2. Warning this can turn your router into a brick. So be careful. I found this program from a magazine which I bought on my way to Florida. So the next morning I came out of my room from my families rented town house where we stayed and I saw my dad looking at this article on how to boost your wifi. As I was reading the article my dad says that I should try to do this with his old router. I thought that it was a pretty cool idea for a project to do when I got home. I found it pretty easy to deal with a few problems and there were only 2 problems. Pictures will be coming up soon for this post, as I have to take some screenshots of this in a few hours.

To learn more go to the home page:

To go to the wiki go here. The supported routers are on the wiki. Also another warning is that if you put this os on your router it may overheat, and will void your warranty on your router.

Ryan Orser.