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Happy Anniversary

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Happy 1st Anniversary to Eric and Dawna Youngstrom. Many happy returns.

Ryan Orser

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Today is my 19th birthday.

Have  a great day,
Ryan Orser.

Joyeux anniversaire (Happy Anniversary)

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Happy anniversary to my Mom and Dad.

Thats all for now,
Ryan Orser.

45K+ Visitors

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Sometime between 3 – 4 AM the 45000th visitor came. Thanks for you continuation of reading Ryan Orser’s Blog.

Ryan Orser

Coming in the next few days:

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

In the next few days there will be a couple of posts: Review of Linux Mint 7 and something else sometime later this week also.

Ryan Orser.

Ubuntu 8.04.3

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Today Canonical Released Ubuntu 8.04.3 (The 3rd update for Ubuntu Hardy Heron Long Term Support released in April of 2008.)

In the release announcement Canonical released 80 updates to the OS:

  • Bugs in the Installation of Ubuntu (Now Fixed)
  • Security Fixes with the means of continuing stability and compatibility.

For the full list of security bugs fixed go to

For all Post-Release Updates go to

That is all for now.
Ryan Orser.

The Witless Wireless

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The wireless adapter I have is a Belkin F5D8053 wireless adapter that when used on MS Windows takes a lot of time to find the driver and then another few minutes of getting it working after a lengthy installation. I had put this adapter in the computer a long time ago (at least a month to be sure) and I decided to install Ubuntu 9.04 as a well it is summer and my parents will not be needing the computer (it is mine by the way.)

I just looked over my shoulder at the wireless adapter and it is flashing. I was “What is going on?” and this was after I installed Ubuntu. I have had tonnes of problems with wireless adapter drivers and Linux. Let me tell you this was a shock. The wifi adapter driver was actually built-in to the OS. I just went on thinking that this was impossible to actually do before Ubuntu 9.04 as I was using it with Ubuntu 8.10 and it did not work at all. All I had to do was install 9.04 and yah it works… I only figured that out today and I had installed in about 2 days ago.

Thanks to the wifi adapter I can take this desktop downstairs and play games on the LCD tv that I have as well.

Ryan Orser.

The Rebuild Test.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Karmic Koala is getting a rebuild test today since the Debian Import was last week. When I was running Koala it was definitely buggy as it was a prebeta OS. That said Jaunty was just about the same way for when I used it.

Here are the things that did not work in either 9.04 and 9.10 (prebeta at the time):

  • Flash Sound
  • PulseAudio
  • Speed for loading applications

The last great Ubuntu OS that I have used was Hardy Heron. Everything worked without a hitch. After that it just seems like something was just going to happen. Even with Ibex (8.10) there were some things that were buggy with the sound with my computer and some of my friends.

Hopefully things go better then before.
Ryan Orser.

MONO not leaving Ubuntu.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

In an announcement in the Ubuntu devel announce digest Mono will not leave Ubuntu. Mono has patent issues with the  original developer. ( Not sure why or what will come with it.) Ubuntu has put Mono developed applications in their OS before.

The Ubuntu Technical Board has written this statement:

The Ubuntu Technical Board has been asked for a position statement on
the use of C#, specifically the Mono implementation, by applications in

These applications, as well as the Mono stack, were proposed for
inclusion like any other application and underwent the same review
process that all new applications and platforms undergo before being
accepted into the archive.

With specific regard to the default installed application set,
applications have been reviewed and compared against each other on merit
and features.  These often take place during the Ubuntu Developer
Summits, most recently over the default media player.

A common concern cited about Mono is the patent position, largely it
seems due to the originator of the C# language and associated ECMA

The Ubuntu Project takes patent issues seriously, and the Ubuntu
Technical Board is the governance body that handles allegations of
patent infringement.  The Ubuntu Technical Board strives to engage with
rights holder openly in terms of the code that we ship.  If a rights
holder claims a patent infringement applies to said code, the Technical
Board will commit to a review of the claim.

The Ubuntu Technical Board has received no claims of infringement
against the Mono stack, and is not aware of any such claims having been
received by other similar projects.

It is common practice in the software industry to register patents as
protection against litigation, rather than as an intent to litigate.
Thus mere existence of a patent, without a claim of infringement, is not
sufficient reason to warrant exclusion from the Ubuntu Project.

(While the Ubuntu project wishes to be responsive to patent infringement
claims, we cannot commit to the assessment and review of claims made by
anyone other than the registered rights holder.)

Given the above, the Ubuntu Technical Board sees no reason to exclude
Mono or applications based upon it from the archive, or from the default
installation set.

Since the Mono stack is already a dependency of the default installation
set for many remixes of Ubuntu, including the Desktop Edition, there is
no reason to consider a dependency on Mono as an issue when suggesting
applications for the default set.

(Other remixes may obviously consider the CD Size implications if an
application would introduce the Mono platform to the set.)

on behalf of the Ubuntu Technical Board

Scott James Remnant

Thats all for now,
Ryan Orser.

Target for Month: Reached and Exceeded.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The target total visits for this month has been reached and exceeded. Thanks to everyone that has read and continues to read.

Ryan Orser.