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Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

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


Clicky for pdf.

[Yes, it's tongue in cheek and yes, I know that I am no designer. So don't start :P]

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:23 pm
by ukscone
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

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:33 pm
by liz
Absolutely love it. I've printed a copy - very cheering!

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:49 pm
by Bacan
AUTHORs, AUTHORs.

Calling for Authors!

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:52 pm
by Bacan
This is only good for 50 users.

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

Really. Looks GREAT.

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:13 pm
by clivef
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!

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:22 pm
by obarthelemy
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 ?

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:23 pm
by riffraff
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!"

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:30 pm
by Jongoleur
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".

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:32 pm
by Jongoleur
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!!!

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:37 pm
by Lob0426
You are forgetting the 30 pages of "for sale" that was always at the back.

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:56 pm
by Bacan
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 !

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:11 am
by Lakes
Brilliant Mag cover!!
Very well done! :)

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:25 am
by Des_Zac
When can I order a copy ;)

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:22 am
by tufty
Bonus points awarded for Haskell.

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:09 am
by WizardOfOZ
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? ;)

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:29 am
by Thunder__X
Awesome magazine cover! I hope to see an Rpi E mag when it's released.

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:06 am
by nobbit
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.

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:58 am
by Lakes
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. :)

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:16 pm
by Montekuri
A "How to compile to ARM architeture".
"How to create a ARM distro" (for dummies) :)

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:52 pm
by trevj
"Join the demo scene"

Re: R-Pi magazine out now (cough)

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:32 pm
by Jongoleur
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!!!

:o