That first print feel

Its a wondrous thing to see your words in print for the first time.

I recently wrote my first articles for a print magazine, thanks to Guy who helped me with the necessary contacts. And to see those articles, printed on the glossy paper.. is really amazing.

Ive been writing for a while now. First as a tryout for a gaim plugin, back in 22-02-2004. Then as a secret habbit, a way to vent shit. I didnt write for others back then and honestly in 60% of my blog posts, I still dont. When I started on the professional market and people, other than my close friends, started reading my insane spewing, I decided to move away from the ol’ blogspot and got myself a WordPress install on cone. Some time later I heard about planet.grep and decided to see if I could get the tech part of my blog on there and wrote the screen series (which I recently published on the blog..) And now, as a next step, I had the chance to step away from the digital and really have a dead tree edition of my writings πŸ™‚

Years after my English teacher told me I should consider writing something sometime after reading the explanation about Why I kept on missing her courses. (I still like that lil story.. Some nice stuff in there..) If I can find her email address, Ill gladly tell her I did. No luck so far though :/

It was a mad, messy race against the deadlines, and I almost crashed over it, but as I flip trough the magazine the good people at Oxy Press sent me shortly after, I feel it was all worth while.. 9 pages, 2 articles, “Your first steps after a fresh installation” and “Compiz, the Linux eye candy project.”

So please, all y’all, go out and buy Linux Identity – Ubuntu 9.10 πŸ™‚ Its filled to the brim with awesome articles and I am proud to see my name on top of 2 of them!

Edit: Dustin Kirkland, who wrote the Byobu article in this Linux Identity, also blogged it:

Edit: Radu Cotescu, who wrote the majority of the articles blogged the table of contents and more at (Tnx for the link πŸ˜‰ )

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