I like the idea of a 'zine. That would be great.
Something I had been thinking about recently was a "column" of sorts with
items from pgsql-general. That list is too big to follow closely, but it is full of
useful tidbits. I could write such a column or perhaps several of us could work
together to produce such a column. It would be easier with several people since
we are all working on our own projects as well.
On Tuesday 22 October 2002 09:13, Shane McChesney wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 11:46:48AM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Justin,
> > Who else is here?
> I'm here. Shane McChesney, pleased to meet you all. (Justin, I've
> talked with you by email before, after you created those great Flash
> tutorials on Sequences and Referential Integrity.)
> I joined this list about a week after Josh's post above, but saw it
> just now in Andrew Sullivan's response.
> Bruce Momjian suggested I join this list after I contacted him about
> an idea I had... rather than rephrase all that and redundantly
> introduce myself, here's the core of the email I sent to Bruce:
> > I'm considering self-publishing a PostgreSQL magazine. Well, a
> > "zine", really, or a technical journal, to promote the adoption of
> > PostgreSQL by corporations.
> > Yesterday I registered http://www.enterprisepgsql.com to give
> > myself a place to start work on the idea. There's nothing there
> > yet, of course, and this won't happen overnight.
> > I've been promoting PostgreSQL on my weblog for some time:
> > Keeping My Money Where My Mouth Is
> > http://www.skippingdot.net/2002/01/23
> > Book Review: PostgreSQL Essential Reference
> > http://www.skippingdot.net/2002/01/29
> > Open Source Databases Linkfest
> > http://www.skippingdot.net/2002/01/30
> > A Structured Comparison Of OSDBs: Part One
> > http://www.skippingdot.net/2002/02/01
> > I think going to a paper periodical could really help promote
> > PostgreSQL, and -- I can't promise anything at this stage, of
> > course-- perhaps even contribute financially to PostgreSQL
> > development down the line.
> > I look at the 1994 issues of Linux Journal I recently bought on
> > eBay, and compare them to the LJ of today, and realize that's how I
> > got started with Linux: through the magazines.
> > I'd like other people to have that opportunity with PostgreSQL.
> > I'm not looking for any money or effort from you guys (well, maybe
> > the odd article down the line), just advice, context. You've been
> > around the project a long time, and I'm still just building my
> > first few apps on the database.
> > Do you know of anyone else doing anything like this? A PostgreSQL
> > magazine / journal / zine / newsletter? Do you think I'm nuts? What
> > other advice would you throw out there?
> > As an independent -- as in non-BigPub -- self-published project,
> > this would start really slow and grow as subscriptions permit. Kind
> > of like what Bryan Richard is doing over at Py, at
> > http://www.pyzine.com -- I'm holding regular counsel with Bryan for
> > his guidance too.
> > Any thoughts that you could give would be welcome.
> The weblog mentioned above has as its theme the slow but steady
> migration of my business from the MS universe to the Open universe.
> PostgreSQL is my database of choice - I haven't used it as much as
> I'd have liked yet, but it's where I'm headed, where I want my data
> to live.
> The idea of doing a self-published zine came out of my conversations
> with various people about the shortcomings of computer books (too
> thick, quickly out of date) and my desire to work in the print
> I figured, as with my weblog, I might as well write about something I
> believe in.
> A first issue is months away from seeing print, of course, I'm still
> in the planning stage.
> I'm interested in knowing what the rest of the list thinks of the
> idea... Please don't slap me too hard. :)
> Shane McChesney
> Wesearch Information Services Inc.
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