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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 atร‚ย (Tnx for the link ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Published by Gert


One thought on “That first print feel

  1. Congrats!

    There is nothing quite like seeing your words in print, and knowing that people pay to read them, is there? ;).


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