Monday, October 18, 2010 10:56:16 AM
Illustration picture courtesy of Ivan Cavini "Attack to the Helm's Deep" from Rolozo Tolkien.
You might have noticed that My Opera has been experiencing severe performance issues the last days (week). The reason for this is an ongoing DDoS attack. We are busy fighting it off, and even though some times we manage to hold off the attacks, they seem to be slow down the performance of our community service in general.
The purpose of this attack is unknown, but no Opera blog is the target. Whoever is behind the attack should probably find something better to do.
In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.
Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:18:53 AM
We are making the very first My Opera video and we want you to star in it! Since My Opera is all about community, we want to the pictures of you in the movie and edit them into a collage! We need a lot of pictures to make this happen, and we hope you can be a part of it.
All you have to do is:
Please spread the word and tell your friends! We will let this campaign run for an entire week. The last chance of getting your face in the new My Opera movie is Wednesday, September 29th.
Friday, September 10, 2010 2:18:06 PM
Tomorrow, September 11, we will have a scheduled downtime starting at 10:00 a.m. CEST and last for a few hours. During this period My Opera will not work as intended, or not even work at all. Opera Link will also be affected by this downtime.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause for you.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 11:12:29 AM
We are looking for volunteer translators for our websites. We are especially looking for the following languages to work on My Opera:
- Bahasa Indonesian
- Brazilian Portuguese
In order to participate, you will have to fulfill these criteria:
- Over 18
- Be of legal age in your country in order to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Opera
- Not currently involved with competing browser vendors
- Strong interest in maintaining the translations for your language
If you are interested, please send an email in English to loc-requests at opera.com with the following information:
- Full name
- Phone number
- Previous experience
All applications will be vetted before approval, so make sure there are as few errors as possible before you apply.
Friday, August 20, 2010 9:18:10 AM
It's been a while since we've done a fun community activity and we hope you will like this one. We call on all My Opera bloggers to prepare the tastiest, most disastrous, most tempting or otherwise best post about cooking!
Show us what’s going on in your kitchen. Be creative – decorate your "dish" (blog post) with pictures, videos or anything that tells your cooking story. You have the weekend to complete your entry. We will return on Monday to see who has contributed the tastiest blog post about cooking.
To submit your entry, simply tag it "cooking" and post a link as a comment below.
Special thanks goes out to missevilat for this great community idea. Keep them coming!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:50:54 AM
We have updated My Opera with Twitter's desired authentication method (for security reason) which means that you have to reconnect with Twitter to get it working again. It takes only a second and it's even easier if you're already logged in to Twitter (in your browser).
You can connect My Opera with Twitter from "My page" » "Social Networks". There you'll find instructions how to connect with Twitter.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about this update as a comment below. You can also get more details in the My Opera devblog.