Author: snott

WineHQ database hacked!

The WineHQ website reported to all of it users today about a security breach, and reset everyone’s passwords to avoid more harm being done. The hackers took advantage in a vulnerability of phpmyadmin, a utility used for managing databases and users. Here is the complete announcement posted in the mailing list: Hi, I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system. What we know at this point that someone was able to obtain unauthorized access to the phpmyadmin utility. We do not exactly how they obtained access; it was either by compromising an...

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Thinkparch – Archlinux on a Thinkpad

If you are reading this before purchasing the laptop, get it with one of the intel wireless options and not with the “ThinkPad b/g/n” one. Intel wireless drivers has been merged into the mainline kernel since 2.6.24, so you should have no headaches at all with getting it to work. Some Interesting stuff I noted during the process I am about to describe: Regarding boot times: Windows 7 boot time to login prompt: ~32 seconds Arch boot time (with gnome 3 and fully configured system): ~12 seconds Regarding Installation size: Windows 7 installation with factory default settings size: ~30...

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New game added to the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!

A new game has just been added to the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle, if you already purchased the bundle then you can download this new addition now! Check out Trauma official website for more details on the game! TRAUMA tells a story of a young woman who survives a car accident. Recovering at the hospital, she has dreams that shed light on different aspects of her identity – such as the way she deals with the loss of her parents. TRAUMA lets you experience those dreams in an interactive way, reminiscent of point-and-click adventure games. Be sure to pay...

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The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle (Pay what you want DRM free game pack)

The guys over at have release a new pack called “The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle”. This time the bundle includes only 1 game called Frozen Synapse (which is normally $25), which is a turn based shooter game. Its worth noting that if you donate more than the average donation ($4.53 at the time of writing) you get the entire humble frozenbyte bundle as a bonus (5 games)! So its time for you to help charity, support Linux gaming (yeah, all games –¬†except jackclaw which is a prototype –¬†come with Linux versions!) and grab yourself some really cool games...

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Convert your audio files easily on Linux

Back when I used windows (wayyyy back). I used Windows media player to play and rip my music cds to my pc. Then I discovered the wonderful world of Linux just to end up noticing that music was ripped to wma format instead of mp3, so almost half of my music wont play nicely with Linux. Knowing nothing at that time about Linux I just re-ripped my music on Linux with the correct format, very tedious job but it worked. If someone has explained to me that there was a software available that can do this very fast and...

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