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Playing HTML5 Video and Netflix in the Vivaldi Web Browser

I immediately fell in love with Vivaldi the first time I opened it. I knew I would. The same thing happened to me with Opera and it is envisioned by the same guy who ran Opera back when Opera was great. The workflow is simply terrific for power users. I even tried out Firefox Quantum […]


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 […]