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Greetings nixers,

I've been thinking about doing some sort of nix-related webzine for a while now, and I know that the idea has been floated on IRC a few times already.

My thoughts are a monthly publication with a couple of short articles (350-500 words), with one longer form (800-1000 words) and then possibly some sort of recurring theme like "shell one-liner of the month".

Interested to hear thoughts and ideas for submissions; if all goes well I would like to get issue one launched before the end of the month (optimistic I know)

Mock up below

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That's a fantastic idea! Let's hope it catches on.

I'll try to come up with something for it.
Long time nixers
I like this idea. Short articles are really handy when you're skimming the internet on a coffee break.

How would the submissions work? Would anything be excepted and then someone takes on the role of Editor and selects similar themed articles for each issue? Or would a theme for the month be announced and all submissions are taken before a deadline?
Probably the former pyrate, with themed editions around milestones and anniversaries. Off the top of my head maybe like a Perl one for a major anniversary
Long time nixers
That sounds good. I would be happy to write something up but due to life commitments it may take a while.

We have a great community here, I look forward to seeing how this takes shape.
Grey Hair Nixers
Good idea ! I tried to start a similar thing in the past, but it never caught up…

A few links:

Wish the best for the webzine ! If I can give an advice, try to make posting articles as low-effort as possible (eg. sending an email), and hidden from the public before publication. This way shy and/or lazy people can still participate.

I can set up an email to receive them if you want.
Thanks z3bra. venam was going to set me up a forward I think but now he's away I've just created an alias on my domain for now, will change this later

for those interested, i've done a landing page with details of the zine on
We did it for openbsd on
This is very funny.
You may be interested to look at the sources (shell and templates, that's it).
Nice mockup btw
prx it was seeing the OpenBSD one that gave me the reminder it was something we'd been talking about haha

thanks, will take a look at the sources shared