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New technical zine looking for authors (Paged Out!)

category: general [glöplog]
Hey folks,

Long story short, we're making a free experimental* deeply technical zine with a mix of articles about programming / electronics / IT security / retro computers and demoscene.

* Experimental here means: 1 article == 1 page (~A4/US letter), author has (almost) full control over the layout (input format: PDF; output format: web PDF / PDF for printing).

The focus in on the *deeply technical* part - i.e. code is most welcomed (both assembly and higher level), especially stuff like programming tricks, code golf, short code which does something awesome, etc.

And we're looking for authors.

You can find all the details at https://pagedout.institute/, and a list of example topics / example article (to get you a feeling of our vision) at https://pagedout.institute/?page=writing.php (ctrl-f "Example topic ideas").

Happy to answer any questions :)
added on the 2019-05-04 12:58:26 by gynvael gynvael
who is "we" ?
added on the 2019-05-05 10:18:56 by _docd _docd
what is "code golf" ?
added on the 2019-05-05 14:38:49 by nosfe nosfe
Get in contact with this man and you´ll have like 2-3 editors in one: (really, there´s no1 else with more experience than him to be found out there! And he´s way above only covering demoscene!)
And Also Ask Adok.
added on the 2019-05-05 14:56:55 by Sir Sir
A fair question :)
It's basically me + a bunch of friends (j00ru, KrzaQ, foxtrot_charlie et al.) helping with reviewing the articles / paperwork.
We're not really from demoscene if that's the real question - we're more related to the IT security world (e.g. both j00ru and me created/play at Dragon Sector[1][2] CTF[3] team), the hobby gamedev scene[4] (or a mix[5] :) ) or just general programming world.

That being said, I always had a special part in my heart for the demoscene - that's why I would love to have some intro/demo/etc programming tricks/tips/articles in our zine.

[1] https://dragonsector.pl/
[2] https://ctftime.org/team/3329
[3] https://ctftime.org/ctf-wtf/
[4] http://vexillium.org/?gd
[5] https://gynvael.coldwind.pl/?id=690

Code golf[6] is basically a type of compo where you have a given very precise topic, and try to write code which is as small as possible that still does what the topic requires. An example code golfing competition might be "implement a brainfuck compiler in 16-bit assembly"[7] - the winner would be the person who's implementation still works correctly and the code or binary is the smallest of the submitted ones.

In all honesty even though I've participated in several compos like that, I've learnt about the name somewhat recently by accident ;)

[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_golf
[7] https://gynvael.coldwind.pl/n/bf_125_bytes
added on the 2019-05-05 15:00:53 by gynvael gynvael
@ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. & @Sir
Got it, thanks!
added on the 2019-05-05 15:04:08 by gynvael gynvael
And Also Ask Adok.

Do not, under any circumstance, ask Adok.
added on the 2019-05-05 15:10:38 by Gargaj Gargaj
Do NOT ask ADOK! ;)

Code:the winner would be the person who's implementation still works correctly

By that you hopefully meant: "who´s implementation still is Turing-complete" ;) Else you suck! (Sorry, this is pouet! ;) we are like 4chan, just more aged!)
What is Adok?
well, yeah. what gargaj and hardy said. hands down.
added on the 2019-05-05 19:26:29 by Sir Sir
Would the journey of codegolfing a procedural fractal downto a 16 bytes executable qualify as topic? (write up draft, link to the binary )
added on the 2019-05-05 19:58:42 by HellMood HellMood
Uhm, OK, noted, do not ask Adok :)

Not many compilers are Turing-complete I think. Though I've heard that Magic: The Gathering is ;) (or x86 CPU faults at that, vide Page Fault Liberation Army).

OK, I admit I though you were pulling my leg with that 16 bytes. That's impressive as hell!
Yes, that would be an ideal topic :). And it might even fit within the limitations of the zine (1 article == 1 page only)!
added on the 2019-05-05 22:57:46 by gynvael gynvael
can't wait for next years revision, where we will be having an hello world entry controlled by a speed up capture of a magic the gathering game. fuck you brainfuck.
added on the 2019-05-06 19:15:26 by psenough psenough
can't wait for next years revision, where we will be having an hello world entry controlled by a speed up capture of a magic the gathering game. fuck you brainfuck.

Like so? https://twitter.com/mattar0d/status/1109987662608384000?lang=en
added on the 2019-05-06 20:26:59 by Gargaj Gargaj
added on the 2019-05-06 21:46:11 by Adok Adok
If you think code golf is weird, look at polyglot programming. :)
added on the 2019-05-07 17:11:41 by tomaes tomaes
Hah, true, polyglots are fun!
And since we're exchanging fun stuff, polyglots also come in other flavors:
- binary (machine code) (example)!
- file formats (file being N different file types at the same time) (example,another example, and one more)

Speaking of file format polyglots, there's also a "reverse" of them - file in a given file format that is displayed differently with various programs (aka "schizophrenic" or rather "multiple personality" files) - e.g. these slides have some examples (ZIP, BMP, PDF).
added on the 2019-05-08 10:46:35 by gynvael gynvael
I wish you good luck with your project.
added on the 2019-05-08 15:24:34 by Adok Adok
Thanks ;)
added on the 2019-05-12 11:54:57 by gynvael gynvael
It's my pleasure, mate! Good luck!
added on the 2019-05-13 15:37:15 by Adok Adok


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