[TAG] how did it(the webzine) all start?
mnzaki at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 16:12:28 MSK 2007
On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 11:12:56AM -0500, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> You also have to consider the fact that it was a different world then.
> Linux was relatively new, there were few information sources - it was
> all small and more "personal". A focal point like LG was a major
> change in the landscape, something truly exciting for Joe Linuxer; I
> certainly found it so in those days, and looked forward to each issue
Sometimes I just wish I was born a bit earlier. But no matter what changes
happened, I still wait for each issue quite eagerly.
> Today, the landscape is quite different - and the process of gaining
> readers by providing valuable content is poisoned by scammers and
> spammers trying to suck people in via specialized SEO techniques, link
> exchange, etc.; a case of "bad money driving out the good." Frankly, I
> don't know that any advice I can give you would be of any use; I have no
> magic readership-building techniques. All I've ever tried to do here at
> LG is provide the best content possible and rely on our readers' good
> sense and judgement.
Well then I guess I'll just go by that. Post the best and hope for the better
> > All in all, thanks for the reply. I was also hoping for some nifty editing tips
> > from the EditorGal and friends :) After all it's my first time as a
> > magazine-to-be Editor.
> My suggestion would be to join the LG volunteer staff and learn it from
> the inside. It's probably the best chance you'll ever have to get a good
> look and some excellent practice in what it takes to run an on-line
> publication of this sort. If you're interested, please take a look at
> http://linuxgazette.net/jobs.html - there's plenty to do.
Looking into it. Will probably be the best way to learn as you said, plus it
will put my free time into some use besides wandering off to randomwebsite.com
when I get stuck on some job. BTW randomwebsite.com is a real site.
> > > > One more thing: Write more POLOTMs or else I'll have to resort to violent
> > > > methods!
> > >
> > > Oh, dear. You *don't* want to know about what happened to the last guy
> > > who threatened Ben...
> > About the violent methods... I meant it in a nice way Ben, really, I'm a man of
> > peace.
> > ."". ."",
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> Well, OK then. I was just about to create a low, nasty character in
> POLOTM named MNZ... but I guess I'll refrain. :)
It would be great to have an MNZ in a POLOTM, just without the low and nasty
Frink finds a strange file, MNZ, laying around his $HOME, `file` apparently
hasn't got any magic for `MNZ`. But it won't execute, Emacs can't handle it,
it even gave cat the heebie-jeebies! All of'em came to a similar decision of
"No such file or directory"
The Case of the Rogue inode unfurls......What is The MNZ? where did it come
from? _HOW_ did it get there? Could it be a worm multiplying itself as we
speak? Or is the FS a big mess in distress due to over-stress? OR........
could it be that someone found a crumpled paper falling from Frink's pocket
with his username and password on it and just logged on, replaced ls with a
modified version that displays a file "MNZ" in every directory? Who'd know?
Or is it April 1st already and it's just one of Woomert's "inocent" pranks?
Frink wonders, googles, thinks, pokes around, clicks the randomlink on
randomwebsite.com a few times in hope of some miracle landing him on an answer,
but only to loop while(1). The door opens in a familiar way and 1 is not true
anymore. "Woomert finally! where are you when I need you?" Woomert looks at him
in the got-stuck-again-? way and begins "So my friend, what have you been
Hmmmmm.... I wonder how one would push Perl into this?
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