RapidShare premium download with Opera
I must blame Fonso again, because he asks me about something like FlashGot but for Opera in Linux, i.e., a way to be able to select a block of RapidShare URLs to download them with a premium account with a download manager. So when I didn't find anything, I started with it.
I finally got a bash script that receives a list of links as parameters and adds them to Aria with a RapidShare premium account.
New Google Docs and Opera
Update: This workaround is no longer needed with Opera 9.50 which seems to solve this problem. Check your version and update if needed.
Google has recently developed a new Google Docs version and if you thought they took the chance to improve (at least a little) the compatibility with other browsers, you couldn't be more mistaken. Actually, it went worse with Opera.
If previously it was enough by adding ?browserok=true in order to enter Google Docs with Opera and mask it as Internet Explorer to use Spreadsheets, now it gets constantly reloading with Google Docs and Spreadsheets is only usable with a poor read-only interface (masking Opera as IE throws errors).
Adding links to MLDonkey from Opera
I envied Firefox extension for MLDonkey which allows you to add elinks and torrents to MLDonkey from the browser with a single click, even if MLDonkey is running in other PC. It's a luxury I want to have in Opera, is quite easy.
It should be even easier using -remote openURL() Opera parameter, but I got problems doing it this way (it seems to ignore %U parameter), so I finally did it this way:
Browsers and standards
Opera 9 Safari 2.0 Konqueror 3.5 Firefox 2 Internet Explorer 7 Those are the results of running the Acid2 test against the most popular browsers.
The results are eloquent, but just in case, I'm going to clarify it: it should be a yellow smiley face over a white background that when you pass the mouse over or near the nose, it becomes blue.