Sunday, October 30, 2005

The book will be off to the printer on Monday

The issues I saw in the PDF versions of the book were minimal and the book will be off to the printer of Monday, so I hear.

After putting it to a vote, the wee image on the back of the book will be a photo of me when I was ten or eleven years old. Why? Not for the fashion, that's for sure. I do not currently own a blue sweater with a rainbow armband, trust me.

I wish the items on the screen were visible, because you'd see I was either playing Zork or writing one of those "10 echo 'my name' 20 goto 10" types of BASIC programs from Byte Magazine. That computer is indeed a TRS-80 Color Computer 2. So cool.

Monday, October 24, 2005

I have PDFs in hand!

The book runs 261 pages of actual content (intro/foreword/index doesn't count as "actual content") and I'm reviewing the documents as we speak. It will be off to the printers on Friday and then on shelves (virtual or otherwise) in about a month. Hooray!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Almost to the printer....

According to my publisher, my files will be PDF'd around the 24th of Oct, and I will get them for review then. Usually I get to review them for a day or so, and report any really egregious layout or typo errors. Then it's off to the printer and on shelves in November. Yay!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Blogger Buzz: Backlinks

Blogger Backlinks were implemented today, which is too late to be included in the book. I will write an extra topic and post modifications to the book when the printed version is on the shelves.