Tue, Jul 24 - 2012
     In the wake of the Colorado theater shooting politicians and people are going to be pushing for "gun control"* as if one more law will stop somebody from going on a shooting spree. This guy went into a theater, where, from what I've heard, you weren't suppose to have guns. He's broken one law, shooting people, another law. There probably are more laws he broke as well, but did any of the laws stop him? NOPE, he broke 'em all. So would one more law have stopped him? Really people, think about this, a criminal is breaking the law already, does he/she really care how...
Wed, Jun 13 - 2012
     Are you the cheffy type, is that even a word? Do you like to cook? Are you looking for a way to go digital with your recipes? Well if you answered yes to any of the above you NEED to know about Gourmet Recipe Manager.
      The About, in the software, says this: Gourmet Recipe Manager is an application to store, organize and search recipes. Gourmet also makes it easy to create shopping lists from recipes. Gourmet imports recipes from a number of sources, including MealMaster and MasterCook archives and several popular websites. Gourmet...
Sat, Jun 9 - 2012
     I am back, with part two of this introduction to Gramps.
     So in the last part of this tutorial we looked at the new person menu, and all the different options that go with that. We'll be walking through some more stuff today, adding children, adding families, etc.
     Let's jump right in. We'll start with creating a new family. I've created a guy and a gal, no, I'm not from down south, y'all. ;)

     So we're looking at the family page here
     When we...
Thu, Jun 7 - 2012
     For those people that are big into Family Trees, or just like having visual representations of everything, that's me by the way, gramps is an important tool in your arsenal. For more information about gathering information for a genealogy I suggest you check out this post on the subject. It's a long-ish read, but well worth your time if you're serious about creating a respectable family tree.


     So what exactly is Gramps? Well as the help says: Gramps (Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System) is a...
Thu, Jun 7 - 2012
  Image from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Political-Loudmouth/281168802721

      Ohhhh, be careful when they start using the old emotion trick. Doesn't this image, just tug at your heart, make you forget all logic, and believe just what it's saying? Whenever somebody has to rely on emotion to make you agree with them, you gotta be careful. So lets dissect this, by reading it, I am led to believe that we are suppose to think that Guns, Warships, and Rockets are bad, or even EVIL, is that the case though? (I'm going to...
Mon, May 28 - 2012
 
     At face value this looks like its a great cartoon, all about religious freedom. However its Logically Flawed. Say we start our own religion, and lets be honest, hasn't a man, or woman, started every religion that exists? So we have this hypothetical religion, I'll probably refer to this a lot in this blog so we'll give it a name, Logicalism. Okay Logicalism teaches that men should beat their wives, government laws are to be laughed at, and we must always drive at minimum twenty miles over the posted speed limit. I used murder before, when I shared this...
Thu, Apr 12 - 2012
     So I've been doing my Linux posts lately, and I have a half related Linux post, that I've been meaning to put together for a while. So I won this album, from a retweet contest, on twitter. If you care to follow her here is her twitter. So I know what you're all thinking, an album, big deal, and what does this have to deal with Linux. Well it turns out that Wendy uses OpenOctave to create her music. I wish I could give you a review of OpenOctave, but sadly I've not been able to build it myself, something with dependencies, and just not knowing enough of the lingo to be...
Sun, Apr 8 - 2012
      Let's get back to some fun Linux stuff. Yay. I'm going to be going over a program that I've just recently figured out how to use, and am really enjoying. It's called Conky, and this is how it's described.       Conky is a system monitor that can display just about anything, either on your root desktop or in its own window. Conky has many built-in objects, as well as the ability to execute external programs or scripts (either external or through built-in lua support).       You can install Conky from your...
Sun, Mar 4 - 2012
     I'm running with the linux theme yet, but I've a friend who just discovered DOSBox Emulator, and has these old MS-DOS games, but couldn't play them until now. Even now the games can't be played without knowing how to use DOSBox Emulator, so without further ado.
     Here is a picture of the main DOSBox screen.
   
     Before we start doing anything with DOSBox let's cover another point. DOSBox is a command line interface, which means all the interaction happens with the keyboard, and typed...
Thu, Feb 23 - 2012
     For those of you that are long time followers of my blog you'll remember me reviewing Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Google's Picasa, we'll I'm here today, with the Linux alternative, which I honestly think is better than both Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Picasa. Now digiKam is cross platform, though I think the install is easiest on Linux.
     For those of you that haven't read those previous blog posts I'll give an overview here, people familiar with this type of program feel free to skip this paragraph, I promise no hard feelings. :)...

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