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    If you want to and if you have the time then sure, man, go for it. I'm a tech-ignorant person so I can just do basic stuff and need help from those who "know what to do" to make it nice. I can draw and think and philosophize but I know diddly squat about tech stuff or office type stuff. As far as opening it up to everyone - I think we'd end up with 500 editors so I think it best if just one person coordinates things that others contribute. People add their ideas and I'll stick them in. I'm fine with adding other folks' names as bylines or credits or whatever.
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    Alright. I'll pick the latest version.
    I think by Sunday I will be finished if nothing unforseen happens ;-)

    >Moe

    EDIT: After going into the depths of you giant document I feel a certain need of total restructuring - I don't want to edit any of the content, only sorting. Do you mind if I do so?
    Last edited by Moe; 08-05-2011 at 01:29 AM.
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    Go right ahead.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


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    Ascension - This is bloody awesome.
    Did I ever tell you how awesome you are?

    And Moe - you are incredibly awesome too

    My finished maps
    "...sometimes the most efficient way to make something look drawn by hand is to simply draw it by hand..."

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    Puh, there's some work to do ;-) I hope I'll be able to finish by Sunday...

    Btw - The awsome one here is Ascension. I'm just tryin' to do what anybody could if he/she had some spare time.

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    Once I get my new pc up to speed (my last one melted down last week and I lost everything...and I mean everything) I have pages of hand-made notes scattered around home and work for new stuff to add so there will be a chunky update hopefully by the end of the year. And I still need to go back and provide notes for all of those plants and minerals and things at the end of the document and then sort them.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


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    A sleepless night's result:
    And here it is - the first version of Ascension's masterpiece in a new look.

    Features included:
    • Interactive Index
    • New categorisation
    • unified format
    • cleaned text layout
    • 'jump-to' function on every page


    As it is said in the document, this is a beta version and therefore not meant to be final.
    Several parts need further revision to turn this unpolished gem into a shining diamond of knowledge.

    It comes as an PDF so it is accessable for everybody.

    Upcoming improvements:
    • Further categorisation
    • erase format issues
    • increased content
    • chapter introduction
    • chapter numeration
    • various changes


    @Ascension: Which programs do you use/have when it comes to text editors?
    Btw Havin read almost every single word I found your lil' jokes throughout the doc. Didn't erase them of course ;-)

    Any kind of critique is highly appreciated!

    Kindly,
    >Moe

    EDIT: Attachment deleted - Browse the latest posts within this thread to ensure you get the current version.
    Last edited by Moe; 08-07-2011 at 09:54 AM.
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    I have Open Office and the Adobe creative suite from 2003 (photoshop cs, illustrator 10, in-design 2) but I only know how to use photoshop. Thanks a million, man, for doing this - it will help me stay organized and look good as well.

    EDIT: file won't open in Adobe Reader X, says it is damaged.
    Last edited by Ascension; 08-06-2011 at 12:30 PM.
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    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I have Open Office and the Adobe creative suite from 2003 (photoshop cs, illustrator 10, in-design 2) but I only know how to use photoshop. Thanks a million, man, for doing this - it will help me stay organized and look good as well.
    It's a pleasure to do so. I will think of a way enabling you to edit the content with Open Office. I will download it and check compatibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    EDIT: file won't open in Adobe Reader X, says it is damaged.
    That's strange, when I download it everything is fine, using AReader X, too. Try to download the new version.
    Changes:
    • cover page added
    • index improved
    • display current chapter in footer
    • format improved
    • 20 pages smaller (no content cut)


    Time to go to bed. Let me know if it still does not work.

    >Moe

    EDIT: Attachment deleted - Browse the latest posts within this thread to ensure you get the current version.
    Last edited by Moe; 08-07-2011 at 09:55 AM.
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    lift it like a flap of skin.
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