Calibre interface size

I have Calibre version 3.31 installed from SBo. On my laptop it looks and works just fine. Howevere, my desktop computer has some issues with its QT5 interface. Icons, menus and address bars are way too big. I googled a bit and found that other users have had the same complaints.
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Old Chrome look

Recently, the look of Google Chrome has been redesigned. I do not really like it, as it takes more space than before, which matters on my 1366×768 laptop screen. Also, I do hate changes for the sake of the change itself. I googled a bit and came upon this solution.
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Own packages repository

I decided to try and make my own repository of precompiled packages from SBo. Exactly the same idea as SlackRepo, but made by me for my own use (not public). The tool to use is SlackRepo, which has extensive documentation, that I highly recommend. This post is not meant as a tutorial on how to use SlackRepo. It merely lists the settings I used and the steps I took for my own use.
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Blueman RfKill State

I made a clean install of Slackware64 14.2 on my laptop. I updated the system to the latest patches and when I logged in to Xfce I was presented with a weird dialogue window. Apparently it belongs to Blueman, telling me that “Setting RfKill State requires privileges”. Even when I enter my password, it would appear again upon every log in. Very annoying. However, the solution was recently discussed at LQ.
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Slackware financial issues

This is something regarding the future of my favourite Linux distribution. There has been this post at LinuxQuestions by Slackware maintainer Patrick Volkerding about the financial situation of the distribution (and his own). It is quite bad. The discussion is about how we can help. A couple of days later, there was another post by Patrick discussing his plans on different methods for donations. In the bottom, there is a link to his personal PayPal account.