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Slot Conflict Horror Show

I’m confident even a seasoned Gentoo user fears slot conflicts. My world updates were put on hold about a week ago when something “happened” to the ncurses package. !!! Multiple package instances within a single package slot have been pulled !!! into the dependency graph, resulting in a slot conflict: sys-libs/ncurses:0 (sys-libs/ncurses-6.0-r1:0/6::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for […]


Irrelevant Hard Dependencies

Could somebody please tell me why a file manager requires me to install an audio daemon? Like, I understand the perverted logic of nemo requiring cinnamon-desktop which requires pulseaudio, but I’m not even running the Cinnamon desktop, and one of the things that attracted me to Linux in the first place was the remarkable modularity […]


Connecting WordPress Jetpack to an Ubuntu DigitalOcean Droplet

If you so happen to have a DigitalOcean droplet (if you don’t, you should!) and are seeing this <sarcasm>helpful</sarcasm> little error message below… Error Details: The Jetpack server was unable to communicate with your site [HTTP 500]. Ask your web host if they allow connections from WordPress.com. If you need further assistance, contact Jetpack Support: […]


QtWebKit From the Ashes

Rise, WebKit, Rise! I was originally going name this “QtWebKit Bridge and QWebChannel Are Not the Same.” Then it changed to “Please, Please, Please Bring Back QtWebKit.” It turns out I don’t have to write that either because QtWebKit is making a comeback, and thank goodness for that! Why is this good new? Because when […]