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Do you want to see this as a book?

  1. Yes (338 votes [96.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 96.57%

  2. No (12 votes [3.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.43%

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#76 carmel_andrews OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 9, 2011 4:23 PM

Well done andrew....thankyou

#77 Yart OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:46 AM

I would love to see a book on this.

I feel intimidated by having to scour around links and find bits and pieces. I find a book lays everything out in a logical order best suited to learning everything from the ground up.

I'd buy one. Definitely.

#78 jfaulken OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:06 AM

I'm going through the steps right now on Lulu with the last version of the .doc file that was posted here. Curious to see how crappy it comes out without any real "fixing." :)

#79 jfaulken OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:10 AM

http://www.lulu.com/...ewbies/10211870

I'm going to take an editing pass on it, lots of things are stupid. I didn't put in page numbers, for instance. :D

I'm also going to have to fix a lot of margin errors. Does anyone know if

http://www.atariage....attach_id=85135

is the newest version from Andrew's text files?

#80 jfaulken OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:15 AM

Ok, ordered a copy. It was $11.71 with shipping. I set the price to the lowest possible so there's no profit. Gonna make an editing pass and clean it up right nice and then make another post here. I'll also update when the proof copy shows up.

#81 Dan Iacovelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:39 AM

is lulu good as cafepress?
I know cafepress don't publish color pages in books,does lulu.
and how much is it t sign up.

#82 jfaulken OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:52 PM

Dan, it's free to sign up. They do let you do color, but as far as I can tell you have to go all color or all b/w for an entire book. I've got a couple books at our office that we printed with lulu and the quality is *very* high. You can do hardcover if you like, I'm going for just a regular 'softcover textbook' feel with the work I'm doing.

The best technical books out there are O'Reilly in my opinion, so I'm aping their style and layout as much as possible.

Working on a new "beta" version tonight, I'll let you guys know when it's up. The last one was 6x9 which is more of a trade paper "fiction" layout, I'm doing the next revision at 7.4x9.6 which is more like a paperback textbook.

#83 Dan Iacovelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:26 PM

Dan, it's free to sign up. They do let you do color, but as far as I can tell you have to go all color or all b/w for an entire book. I've got a couple books at our office that we printed with lulu and the quality is *very* high. You can do hardcover if you like, I'm going for just a regular 'softcover textbook' feel with the work I'm doing.

The best technical books out there are O'Reilly in my opinion, so I'm aping their style and layout as much as possible.

Working on a new "beta" version tonight, I'll let you guys know when it's up. The last one was 6x9 which is more of a trade paper "fiction" layout, I'm doing the next revision at 7.4x9.6 which is more like a paperback textbook.


thanks for the information, Isaw that they do color books and figured maybe that would be good for the Jagfest book I'm working on.
(I saw that they E-books might be using that for my new zine I'm planning to do)

#84 jfaulken OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:08 PM

Sweet! I would love to have a set of about 10 color pages as an inset in the middle of the book. A set of "color plates" on glossy in an otherwise regular 40# book. Good luck with your project!

#85 jfaulken OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:11 PM

I haven't forgotten, just waiting on the proof copy to get here before I make some changes and re-upload. :)

#86 Syntaxerror999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:15 PM

*click
*hum


I smell a hitchhikers reference...

#87 Syntaxerror999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:28 PM

I haven't forgotten, just waiting on the proof copy to get here before I make some changes and re-upload. :)


any update?

#88 disjaukifa OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:20 PM

I'm curious for an update as well, I would love to get this text in a box I can set in front of me!

#89 jfaulken OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:05 PM

Heh, wow. Real life happened and I haven't gotten back to it.

I did get the copy back from them, it's really good quality. It's immediately obvious that I'll need to do a lot more formatting and content changing, though. I'll see what I can get done this weekend and update you guys again.

Excited that there's interest!

- John

#90 IAMAMRA OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:40 AM

any more news?

#91 abaudrand OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:13 AM

same as above: any news?

#92 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 8:06 AM

Yep. I stumbled on the lulu link and much to my surprise saw a book available with my name as the author! How could I resist buying a copy?
It arrived a couple of days ago. Firstly, the binding and printing is exceptionally nice. It's a real book, done as well as I could have wished. As to the content; well that obviously needs a bit of work :) It's really just a bound copy of the tutorials, with a little editing. There are issues with the pictures bing the wrong orientation (cut off on the edge of the page) and a lot of repeats of the text (my fault!). But, you know, it's very readable -- MUCH more so than reading on the tutorial/forum pages. I'm almost tempted to work on it more, and make it a really top notich coherent "book" rather than compilation of tutorials.
But, having said that -- it is what it is, and as far as that goes it's cheap, well printed, and an excellent way to have all those tutorials in the one place.
I can't believe I wrote enough to fill an actual book book. It's well worth the money, IMHO.
Cheers
A

#93 abaudrand OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 10:48 AM

Be sure Ill buy it. Lulu is well known in france for the quality of its service. Im old school too and can't work a tutorial without a printed page :)

Edited by abaudrand, Tue May 29, 2012 10:52 AM.


#94 rolenta OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 29, 2012 11:07 AM

I'll get one after my Boulder Dash arrives. Who knows, maybe this book is one of the free extras that's coming with the cart?

#95 HatefulGravey OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:49 PM

This is something I have put more and more thought into learning about. I don't know how far I'll go with it, but I have done some programming in the past and would like to know enough about programming for the 2600 not to be lost when people are talking about it.

Has anything been done with this since the last link to Lulu? Is that book on Lulu the same stuff as the PDF files linked in this thread? I have been reading that some, but would like to have it printed and bound if that is out there. I guess I'm asking for one post with the updates in it. It is a bit of a challenge to keep up with what is the most recent update through this thread. If anyone could help out I would love to alteast read about this.

#96 Gemintronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:15 PM

From a newbies point of view, the sessions are informative but not instructive. I'd prefer to be guided through what tools to download and how to install them. Then each chapter could give me a project (or part of a bigger project) to work through as the text explains concepts that are needed. Basically, in order to buy into a book I'd have to feel *I* accomplished something each session.

#97 abaudrand OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:03 PM

From a newbies point of view, the sessions are informative but not instructive. I'd prefer to be guided through what tools to download and how to install them. Then each chapter could give me a project (or part of a bigger project) to work through as the text explains concepts that are needed. Basically, in order to buy into a book I'd have to feel *I* accomplished something each session.


Agreed.

#98 Calabro2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:22 PM

This would be an excellent idea, could be used in tech classes in school

#99 Rob2586 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 5:04 AM

I'd buy it!

#100 Shufflehound OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:06 PM

Any updates?






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