XFS: corruption of in-memory

Well… one of my partitions, on a SSD, suddenly died. I’ve been building packages in a virtual machine (VB 5.2.28 r130011) of Slackware 14.2 x86_64. All was going fine until my desktop, the host machine, completely froze. Could not go to another runlevel or anything. In the end, I pushed the reset button, and upon boot my /home partition (sda3) did not mount.
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Cropping an image in Inkscape

Lately, I’ve been processing a lot of imaging data in Inkscape. This included arranging imported pictures, setting their size, proportions and more. I needed an easy way to crop images that have been already imported in Inkscape. Usually, I would just make sure that everything is in the correct size before importing. Well, pedantic as this might be, it is time consuming.
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Browser fonts

I have been switching between browsers lately and realised I am really tied to a certain set of fonts. So, for my own future reference here they are.
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Seven years for Slackalaxy

Yep… It has been 7 years.

I recently switched to Premium plan, that’s why I’ve been customizing a few things, messing with CSS of the theme. With this post I have 188 altogether.


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.