Opera 24 for Linux is finally out! This new version, which is the development build and not stable, includes some new features like Discover, Stash, and an improved Speed Dial and Opera Turbo. You can get a full rundown of the changes by checking the change log.
In the interest of security for readers, I'm glad to announce my site now supports SSL. You should be automatically redirected. For enhanced security around the web, I recommend the EFF's excellent add-on HTTPS Everywhere.
Steam for Linux has been available for a while now and it's coming along nicely. It's easy enough to set up for Slackware using Alien Bob's steamclient packages. Big Picture Mode is available which means more people are going to want to use a gamepad. I have a wired Xbox 360 controller that I purchased to use with my emulators. Slackware's kernel already includes the xpad gamepad module so the controller is detected as soon as it's plugged in.
<zam> what file naming convention would you use for a bunch of books in pdf format? <Soul_keeper> I usually choose a dir name like "junk" and just cp them in there <adaptr> and not even check the exit status of cp <Soul_keeper> exactly <Soul_keeper> nearly impossible to locate/search for one when you need it anyways <adaptr> I always use the sha256 hash of (ISBN, year, publisher, random page from book)
This morning I woke up and decided to check the latest tech news, so I opened up Firefox. It seems Firefox had downloaded an update during my last browsing session and was just waiting for me to restart so it can apply it. Not surprising, since I've gotten used to the ridiculously annoying constant updates from Mozilla. After the update was applied, I tried to search using the location bar and was surprised to find my searches were being redirected to my local Google site, https://www.google.com.mx/.