R-Pi magazine out now (cough)


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by clivef » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:05 pm
A comment from Jongoleur about a RasPi mag with code listings + Sunday afternoon work avoidance mode =

http://www.clivebeale.com/stuff/pimag.png
Clicky for pdf.

[Yes, it's tongue in cheek and yes, I know that I am no designer. So don't start :P]
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by ukscone » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:23 pm
I love the cover :)

and i'm sure that there will be several pi-mags once the unwashed masses have the boards in their grubby little paws.

on the typi-ins though make sure you print them out on a dot matrix printer and then make a scan of a scan of a photocopy that is slightly skewwhiff before incl. it in the pdf. can't have it so that the type-in is 100% readable. where is the fun in that
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by liz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:33 pm
Absolutely love it. I've printed a copy - very cheering!
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by Bacan » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:49 pm
AUTHORs, AUTHORs.

Calling for Authors!
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by Bacan » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:52 pm
This is only good for 50 users.

Crying, sobbing, wimpering, trying to turn to page 2 of the PDF.

Really. Looks GREAT.
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by clivef » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:13 pm
Quote from Bacan on October 30, 2011, 15:52
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Crying, sobbing, wimpering, trying to turn to page 2 of the PDF....
I feel bad now!
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by obarthelemy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:22 pm
Excellent. You got the vintage feeling perfectly right.

It might be missing a fight piece though. Is there anything in it about how arduino/beagle/x86 sucks ?

An interview about how the delays are due to overwheleming demand and success, but everyone will be served in 2 weeks top ?
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by riffraff » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:23 pm
Now we just need some listings. Split over five issues. Fifteen pages per issue of Hex code embedded in REM or DATA lines and OOPS!!! That was F0, not FO, in line 5132. Bloody little fingers and glazed over eyes and much imagination: "The magenta pixel is a STAR CRUISER!"
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by Jongoleur » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:30 pm
Yes!Yes!Yessssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its so right. Definitely a runner for the Raspberry Pi online mag.

btw, you missed out the Pre-Release Issue! that should go on the left under "bramble".
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by Jongoleur » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:32 pm
And remember those listings "continued on page 94..."?

Hmmmm - Anyone read "Only You Can Save Mankind"? Perhaps Terry Pratchett might give his blessing to a tutorial series based around a Python recreation of the "game in the book"?

I hear the ScreeWee calling!!!
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by Lob0426 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:37 pm
You are forgetting the 30 pages of "for sale" that was always at the back.
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by Bacan » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:56 pm
Quote from clivebeale on October 30, 2011, 16:13
Quote from Bacan on October 30, 2011, 15:52
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Crying, sobbing, wimpering, trying to turn to page 2 of the PDF....
I feel bad now!


Feel PROUD!

It looks better than some on-the-stand mags I've bought.

Do a call for authors. Get the bragging rights to ePublishing the first R-Pi mag. License the use of info from the RPF (Raspberry Pi Foundation).

Go For It !
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by Lakes » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:11 am
Brilliant Mag cover!!
Very well done! :)
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by Des_Zac » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:25 am
When can I order a copy ;)
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by tufty » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:22 am
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by WizardOfOZ » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:09 am
Lacks article on how to connect GPIO port to '06 vintage (or later) BMW engine MCUs, increasing fuel efficiency by 32%. Requires solder, wire, two resistors and an opto-coupler type 4N26. :D

When is the first official release due? How may will you be printing? Can I get the extended edition with 100+ pages to last the whole month? How about a CD/multimedia edition? ;)
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by Thunder__X » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:29 am
Awesome magazine cover! I hope to see an Rpi E mag when it's released.
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by nobbit » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:06 am
Right... A pre-release issue should probably contain:
- the history and goal of the project
- all hardware specs that you can get a hold of
- articles about all the uses different teams have had for their alpha boards (a lot of links can be collected in the forums and the blog)
- suggestions for what to do with the board
- listings of software and setups known to work
- interviews with RPF members
... what more do You want in it?

Most that could be suitable for the first issue is probably old news for those of us who hang around the forum and blog daily, but still good info. Shouldn't be too hard to collect the info and compile it to articles.

I'm looking forward to the first post-release issue. A hell of a lot more experiences with the board can be collected then :)

So... any volunteers for writing? I could probably do some small piece for it.
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by Lakes » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:58 am
Guide to setting up a Virtual Pi on your PC? (This maybe better as a youtube tutorial)

Beginner`s guide to Linux/Desktop.
In PDF format of course. :)
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by Montekuri » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:16 pm
A "How to compile to ARM architeture".
"How to create a ARM distro" (for dummies) :)
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by trevj » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:52 pm
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by Jongoleur » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:32 pm
Quote from trevj on November 2, 2011, 15:52
"Join the demo scene"


Nonononononononono........

If they're all camped outside St Pauls, we'll not see it this side of EASTER!!!

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