A zine about Linux. That's all.
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  1. # the-codex
  2. A zine about Linux, typeset in LaTeX.
  3. The avatar image is by [Larry Ewing](http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~lewing/)
  4. and [Simon Budig](http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/). Licensing info is [here](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tux.svg).
  5. The pdf version is free. You can find it inside the `build` folder for each issue. I will also issue a release, so you can check there, as well.
  6. If you want to buy a paper version with a fancy colored cover, printed up as a little booklet and saddle stapled (just perfect for reading on the go), you can buy them from my etsy shop. I'll include a link here as I add each issue.
  7. ## Forum
  8. If you have questions or suggestions, you can join the [forum for this zine](https://forums.kjodle.net/forumdisplay.php?fid=15) on my website. I am trying to avoid social media as much as possible, and also hate communicating through apps like Etsy, Gumroad, or Patreon (for reasons I may talk about at some point). If you want to contribute or collaborate, the forum would be a good place to start.
  9. ## Paper Copies
  10. **Issue 002**
  11. You can buy a paper copy of issue [#002](https://www.etsy.com/listing/1262188799/the-codex-a-zine-about-linux-issue-2) in my Etsy shop. Unfortunately, I can only ship to North America at the present time.
  12. If you are outside of North America and would like to purchase a digital download which you can then print out in booklet form and staple yourself, you can buy it [here](https://www.etsy.com/listing/1252039564/the-codex-2-metric-download).
  13. Again, you can use the couple **GIT20** to get a 20% discount.
  14. If you have issues with Etsy (and who doesn't?), you can also buy them from **Gumroad**:
  15. * [Physical copy (North America only)](https://iswpw.gumroad.com/l/codex002)
  16. * [Digital A4 copy (everywhere)](https://iswpw.gumroad.com/l/codex002-A4)
  17. The **GIT20** discount code will also work on Gumroad.
  18. **Issue 001**
  19. You can buy issue [#001](https://git.kjodle.net/kjodle/the-codex/src/tag/Issue-001) on my etsy shop [here](https://www.etsy.com/listing/1099735271/the-codex-a-zine-about-linux). Use the coupon **GIT20** to get 20% off all zines.
  20. ## Packages
  21. I used a handful of packages to make this document, which I've listed below, along to their page on CTAN where you can read the full documentation.
  22. * [graphicx](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/graphicx) — Provides extended support for images.
  23. * [kpfonts](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/kpfonts) — A different font than the AMS fonts, which is a little heavier and easier to read for some.
  24. * [makeidx](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/makeidx) — Creates indexes (or, indices, if you prefer). I didn't actually use this one. Maybe next time.
  25. * [geometry](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/geometry) — Flexible and complete interfact to document dimensions.
  26. * [fancyhdr](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/fancyhdr) — Gives you more control over page headers and footers.
  27. * [multicol](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/multicol) — Provides for more than two or more columns in selected areas.
  28. * [wrapfig](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/wrapfig) — Allows you to wrap text around figures.
  29. * [hyperref](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/hyperref) — Support for hypertext (i.e., links). (Protip: use the *hidelinks* option to get rid of the annoying red boxes around links in the pdf form. Thanks to reddit user 0b0101011001001011 for this tip!)
  30. * [tabto](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/tabto-ltx) — Allows you to set tab stops. (I used this one to get multiple paragraphs in a footnote. Still scratching my head about that one.)
  31. * [ulem](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/ulem) — A package for making lines through text. In my case, I just wanted a simple strikethrough.
  32. Also reddit user -LeopardShark- recommended using the package [microtype](https://www.ctan.org/pkg/microtype) to get finer typographical control. ~~Maybe in the next issue.~~ I'm actually using this in issue 002 and you can tell the difference by comparing page 2 in both issues and looking at the placement of the Creative Commons icon.
  33. If you like this, but don't want to buy, you can always [donate](https://www.paypal.me/kjodle) via [PayPal](https://git.kjodle.net/kjodle/the-codex/raw/commit/951d36d4ce1ee46fce6127d60d18e69c0660c29e/ppme.svg). Thanks!