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Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:02 am

no worries am here, kinda been having a hol myself too, but been sorting stuff during. my pi is fine, I just have to use my apple charger from now on... its more reliable.
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Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:44 am

tzj wrote:no worries am here, kinda been having a hol myself too, but been sorting stuff during. my pi is fine, I just have to use my apple charger from now on... its more reliable.
Hi Tzj,
The layout now seems to be proceeding at a reasonable speed. You might want to look in Jaseman's Issue5 directory.
Regards, Will

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Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:04 am

looking good considering its the 19th
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Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:06 pm

Does anybody know how to stop ISSUU creating hyperlinks in any text that it thinks is a valid address?

This is very annoying. I have to make sure that I don't use a 2-letter word such as "It" or "By" or "In" or "As" at the beginning of a sentence. This is because the 2-letter word may appear at the end of a line with a full-stop before it, which makes it look like the line contains a web address.

This has happened 2 times in the Command Line Clinic in issue 5. I now have to reword the sentences to avoid this problem. I am getting very sick of it.

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Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:15 pm

I'm not sure if this will help, but I found that when you are using URL's in Issuu - you must keep them on their own line with no other text on the same line.

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Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:22 am

Hi,

As the preparation of issue 5 is being finalised, it would be great to hear about new articles. Are you building a robotic project? Have you wired your Raspberry Pi into a model aeroplane? Are you monitoring subterranean tremors using a Raspberry Pi sub? Or perhaps you have spotted an area of computing which would really help the community. If you have any such ideas or something else we need to hear about, please step forward and email the editor: editor@themagpi.com.

Best regards, Will

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Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:00 pm

This will be the last part of the python pit for Issue 5:
http://pastebin.com/CsZaBgQm

I finished it off this evening.

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Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:47 am

Just in case anyone is having problems downloading Issue 5. Two more mirrors:
Issue 5 from my Dropbox.
Issue 5 from my Ubuntu One.

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Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:38 pm

Our site is currently down in the UK, and possibly elsewhere. There is nothing we can do to rectify the problem for the time being. Some details can be found here: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/09/1 ... 6720120910

If anyone wants to see the latest issue on issuu, it can be found here: http://issuu.com/themagpi/docs/issue_5_final

Sorry for any inconvenience,
Matt
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:46 pm

Loving the "portable power" article in issue 6 draft. That will be a perfect PSU for my skutter's Pi-Brain in due course :)

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Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:42 pm

I started to proof-read issue 6, but got distracted, so the fact I only have one note should be reflect no blame on the author involved. I'll try to get back to it tomorrow.

Portable Power For Your Pi: Connecting via the micro-USB would work fine; there is no 5V regulator on the RaspPi.

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Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:32 pm

Just added issue #5 to the torrent list. I forgot since I was out of town for the holiday weekend here in the U.S., but #6 should go up a lot faster.
--Chris ^_^

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Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:56 am

What is happening with Issue #6?

The final version is not available for download from www.themagpi.com, only the draft version is available to view online!

I need my MagPi fix - starting to get withdrawal symptoms. :shock:
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Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:48 am

TeamRowly wrote:What is happening with Issue #6?
Hi,

Issue 6 is available at:
http://www.themagpi.com/

The web site was probably changed over just after you looked at it.

Regards,

Will

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Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:50 am

Yay,

Just been back to the site and downloaded issue 6. Panic over. :mrgreen:

Thank you.
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Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:38 pm

Issue #6 now available via torrent!
--Chris ^_^

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Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:42 pm

Sorry I've been absent all this month. I've been really busy organizing our office relocation, but also - I think I've been eating too much Raspberry Pi during the year, and kind of got sick of it. I'm gonna keep an eye in, but I just need to step back and take a break from it - It has become more of a chore than a pleasure to work on the mag for the last few issues. Also I don't like the way we communicate now - the chat room is gone and it's all email. I have to work with email all day long, and the last thing I want to do in my spare time is read even more email. Great to see the MagPi is still going strong, and that there are lots of interesting projects going on. If I ever get around to completing my Python Airwolf game, I shall submit it.

Regards,

Jaseman.

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Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:56 pm

I think you were a real driving force at the start Jase. And if it wasn't for you I would never have started writing Skutter articles.
Live long and prosper ;-)

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Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:06 pm

Hi Jase!

You have been missed by all, not least by me, the chat room is fairly empty now, even without you to scare the new comers.
[We've moved back into #TheMagPi now for anyone interested http://qwebirc.swiftirc.net/?channels=#TheMagPi].
I follow it all now directly on the googlegroups site, sightly more coherent than the threaded emails, but the live chat was better I think.

Anyway, hope to see you back in the New Year at some point, even if it is just a visit / you know the MagPi door is always open. I would like to offer a massive thanks for everything you have done on the MagPi, it is where it is today because of the hard work you put in.

I totally understand about it taking over, so enjoy christmas and have a great one!

Cheers.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:03 pm

Hi all,

We have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to offer issues 1 to 8 in printed form.

Take a look here for more details - http://kck.st/TvkdvG

Thanks for your support!
Support The MagPi by purchasing printed copies from one of our retailers - http://themagpi.com/en/buy

Please share with anyone who is interested!

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Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:14 am

Okay, just pledged (had to make the number of pledges a round number :) )

Question - when it arrives, what do I do with the copy of No.6 I've already got?

Edit: Damn - someone else has now pledged - it's no-longer a round number :(

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Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:34 am

Burngate wrote:Okay, just pledged (had to make the number of pledges a round number :) )

Question - when it arrives, what do I do with the copy of No.6 I've already got?

Edit: Damn - someone else has now pledged - it's no-longer a round number :(
Yeah unfortunately there will be some (including me) who will have Issue 6. Since they are very limited edition, I suggest putting it in a sealed bag for your grandchildren's children....

We hope that people won't mind so much since the full set are printed by a different company so it would annoy even more that it was ever-so-slightly different to the rest.

Hopefully it has already given value for money already, and perhaps can be passed on to someone else and help light an engineering spark in them.

PS> Many thanks for supporting us! It is just as much about reaching more people as it is funding the printing itself. So mentions on facebook, twitter and blogs are really helpful!
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:47 pm

Congrats.

613
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£29,481
pledged of £6,000 goal
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Almost £30,000 way to go I guess if you include Adafruit's contribution you actually made it. I am assuming they made their deal outside of Kickstarter as only 1 Advertiser package was sold. What an awesome way for the people behind this to end their year and start a new one. This is definitely something I will continue to back in any way I can.
http://www.raspians.com - always looking for content feel free to ask to have it posted. Or sign up and message me to become a contributor to the site. Raspians is not affiliated with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. (RPi's + You = Raspians)

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:13 am

@malakai - thanks for your kind words! it is definitely a great thing and feels good to be involved. Although now there is a lot of hard work to get them all printed and out to all our awesome backers like yourselves.

Getting there slowly but surely...

Thanks for your support.
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Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:03 am

Yep, we really were blown away by the support of everyone on the Kickstarter.

Issue 9 is "almost" ready!

It has been very hard to balance the work for this month since we are desperate to get the magazines updated, checked and printed as soon as we can so that everyone who has backed us can enjoy the magazine in printed form.

We were also very aware that having skipped January (our families do deserve some time too) that is was important to hit the mark with the February issue.

We have another busy month this month, but we will be working very hard to get everything delivered.

Big thanks to the extra volunteers we got this month, they have done an excellent job taking on new jobs and pitching in.
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