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 🙂
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 🙂 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: http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/12/byobu-featured-in-linux-identity.html
Edit: Radu Cotescu, who wrote the majority of the articles blogged the table of contents and more atÂ http://radu.cotescu.com/2009/11/25/linux-identity-starter-ubuntu-family-9-10-karmic-koala/ (Tnx for the link 😉 )