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Terror does not kill freedom

Bear with me – I need to make this statement. The terror attack on a  french satirical magazine, killing 10 of its cartoonists and journalists, is an attack on Freedom of Speech. Only morons are afraid of words and images. Who in his right mind kills journalists unless he is afraid of the truth? Wars […]

(Wine-) Pipelight update – careful upgrade

After a long time of silence (but ongoing development as shown in their git repository) the Pipelight developers released a new stable pipelight a few weeks ago. I created Slackware packages for this (Slackware 14.0 and newer) but before you upgrade, please read the words of caution at the end of this post, they will save you some […]

Handbrake – lost for Slackware

Yesterday, I read about the newest release of Handbrake, the powerful video transcoder. I have handbrake in my Slackware repository, so I decided to dissect the source tarball for the 0.10.0 release and see what was needed to compile it into a package. Boo hoo. Handbrake 0.10.0 switched from a GTK+2 to a GTK+3 graphical […]

KDE update: 4.14.2. No KDE5 updates yet – devs need to get their act together

Remember when everybody was so excited that the KDE developers abandoned their “monolithic” release schedule where all the software was stamped with the same version number and released as a “Software Compilation”… There have been a number of releases for the KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 (which depend on the Frameworks) in decoupled release […]

Fighting spam

In an attempt to fight the ever-growing amounts of spam on this blog (nearly hundred a week that I have to manually delete), I have made a change to the comments section. I already have a conditional CAPTCHA appearing if a comment seems to be a spam message, and Akismet is checking my posts against their […]