Published: 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...
Published: 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.


     So what exactly is Gramps? Well as the help says: Gramps (Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System) is a personal genealogy program.
  Click for larger image.            When you add a person, I'd think you'd usually start with yourself, and go up and...
Published: 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...
Published: 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...
Published: 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...
Published: 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. :)...
Published: Wed, Feb 15 - 2012
     When looking for an audio player in Linux there are a lot of options. I mean you have Banshee, Rhythmbox, Amarok, Listen, Enna, Aqualung, Songbird, and lots of others. I've used a few different players, Banshee initially, when I first installed Linux on my laptop, and only because it came installed. I wasn't overly impressed, I'd come from an iTunes background, and REALLY liked the smart playlists that I could create. Banshee was just too simple for me, didn't have enough options and I began my search for a better player.
     I went through...
Published: Sun, Jan 29 - 2012
     I feel like an idiot. I passed over my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PROGRAM IN THE WORLD!!!
     So what is this program you ask? Well it's Blender and as the website describes it,
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
     List of features, model - shade - animate - render - composite - interactive 3d

     Blender runs on all major operating systems, I've even heard it rumored that...
Published: Fri, Jan 27 - 2012
     I've always been told that you should never start a blog post by apologizing for not posting more often, so I won't apologize. :) It's been a while, but I've got a new post, and this is a newish "program" I hesitate to really call it a program, because more so than being a program it's an interface "thing". It's called, Cinnamon, if you couldn't guess from the title, and I really like it.
     Cinnamon is based of of Gnome 3 shell, but has been optimized and changed, so it is speedier, neater, and cooler. Gnome let you change some options,...
Published: Sun, Jan 8 - 2012
     For everybody that's been following my Linux series, and was expecting a post on last Friday, sorry, was busy with other things and just didn't get around to the post, but I'm doing it today instead. :) This post isn't exactly about one single program, for I have two, and I've used neither enough to know which I like better.
     As anybody that's dealt with music on Linux knows, you can't easily edit tags on music. When you click to view the properties of an audio file there is no option to change any ID3 info. On windows you can edit all...

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