Opera SlackBuild update

I reworked my Opera SlackBuild, now it can be used to make packages for all three Opera flavors: Stable (not yet released), Beta and Developer. I also included an option to build local ffmpeg libraries for the browser to support H.264 video and MP3 audio in HTML5 players. BTW, thanks to ml4711 from LQ for the solution to my problem with dynamic library linking! See README file for details about possible options.


Git repo

I finally set up a git repo! Well, I already had one, but it was private and for my translation project. Now I added a repo for my SlackBuilds and a web interface. If you’re interested in my translation projects, please note LICENSE.txt file. It is a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. So, yeah, if you grab my subtitles (or whatever), you are free to use them as you wish, but you have to credit me, you may not use them for any commercial purposes (unless I directly gave you my permission, which is unlikely) and you must use the same or compatible license.


How to make "good old" Skype 4.2 work

Today, while browsing bash.im (Russian QDB’s analog), I stumbled upon an interesing quote in the abyss: 03.09.14 13:25 #4403487 xxx: Сцуко.. skype 2.2 более не работает.. пришлось поставить Linux ABI для cos6, запихать skype и пропатчить бинарь, чтобы он думал, что он… It says that this person patched Skype binary to make it think its version is I thought, why not give it a try? And I did.


SlackBuilds batch

I’ve been a bit busy with script writing, as you can see. But let me tell you everything in the right order. Mintstick As I said in my post on Google+, there’s a shortage on tools for USB sticks formatting. The one I chose in the end was mintstick. It’s simple enough for the average PC user and doesn’t have many dependencies. I was also considering Gnome Disk Util, which is for some reason like alpha and omega of easy to use formatting tools, but it requires gnome-common at very least, so I decided to go with mintstick, which I really liked.


Opera SlackBuild

Not Presto, but the new, Blink one, that is based on Chromium. Shitty or not, this is new Opera, and this is their first release for Linux. It’s been only a year… Anywho, I wrote a SlackBuild for it. It also makes use of alienBOB’s Chromium PepperFlash package, so now you can have the latest Adobe Flash in two browsers (which are basically the same thing though). Be warned that:


Popcorn Time SlackBuild

Yesterday I discovered Popcorn Time. No, I’ve heard about it for a while, but I only tried to watch something with it yesterday. (If you’re interested, it was Madagascar trilogy after I watched this video.) It’s very convenient: just fire up the app, choose your movie and hope you have enough popcorn. You may say something about piracy. Yes, the app is very controversial. But I have two reasons to use it.



It turned out, that I need a full featured website much less than a simple blog. I don’t want to have a blog on Tumblr, but I do like their implementation of it, so I went with Chyrp, which is pretty close. But then Chyrp died, so I moved to Hugo. The blog is NSFW, as I might occasionally post some pr0n and other disturbing stuff.