Removing multilib

I came to the point where I no longer needed a multilib system, at least on one of my computers. I rarely use Adobe Acrobat Reader, I have Skype running on my phone and, there’s of course ZeroUno’s package if I happen to need Skype on my computer. I decided to simply use slackpkg, to clean up the system and revert to the gcc-* and glibc-* packages from the original installation.
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Cleaning up with sed

I needed to clean up some plain text files from data and characters I did not want.

To be more precise, I have a phylogenetic tree, obtained from the TimeTree web-site. Species presented there are mainly birds, several reptiles and a fish. The tree has branches length information and node labels, which I wanted to remove.
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Disable snapping in Inkscape

I really like Inkscape and use it a lot for designing publication quality figures, conference posters and even presentation components. However, a feature that sometimes can just get on my nerves is the object snapping.
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FCSalyzer: flow cytometry analysis

I came across a free, cross-platform, flow cytometry analysis program, called FCSalyzer. Its author is Dr. Sven Mostböck and the program is under active development. I gave it a try and I should say, it is really promising. Although still in alpha stage of development, it provides all the basic functionality one would expect from a flow cytometry analysis software.
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WPS Office

With the latest SlackBuilds.org update, WPS Office was added to the repository. I decided to give it a try, as I have never been too happy with Impress.

The SlackBuild script just repackages the binaries provided from upstream. So far, the office suite seems amazingly good. Really. The interface is user-friendly, it is very fast and offers good compatibility with the file formats of MS Office. Upon start, a warning window appeared, complaining about a missing font:
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