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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:46 pm
by Kyle
Not worth reviewing but somebody (Mystik) can mention its existance:

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:53 pm
by Pharoah
I know there is probably no room left in this issue :) but I think it would be a good idea if someone figured out how to print graphics already! I don't really understand PCL, but I know it can be done using PCL escape codes. Somebody should look into it who knows more than me!

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:09 pm
by Seb McClouth
Is anyone still interested in Qbinux? I know I haven't written an article for the last issue cause I didn't know ppl were still interested. In case you have forgotten or don't know what Qbinux is, you can find it almost everything about it on
If you're still interested let me know.

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:22 pm
by {Nathan}
im interested!!!

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:51 am
by Seb
:o wrong link. I meant


Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:44 pm
by {Nathan}
OK, I have a request: a batch file tutorial, and very deep in that.

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:49 pm
by moneo
Nathan1993 wrote:OK, I have a request: a batch file tutorial, and very deep in that.
Your request would be nice. There are many of these already on the web of various qualities. To write a truly good batch file tutorial is a very tedious task involving extensive testing of the examples included. It would be similar to writing a tutorial on QB programming as an extension of the QB manual.

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:37 pm
by PQBC :-)
Seb wrote::o wrong link. I meant

On this piece of $h17 computer, it doesn't work unless you input (WWW uppercase for emphasis). But that's probably because a. This computer is a MAC 9.2 and b. The school has too many locks on it, so I still can't see it because it is hosted on freewebs. So, I can't be any help for your project for the next 3 hours :P

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:00 am
by Torahteen
I still would like someone to make a tutorial on network programing using winsock.

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:41 pm
by The Awakened
Torahteen wrote:I still would like someone to make a tutorial on network programing using winsock.
I second that. :D

Actually man, right now I'm reading a Winsock tutorial that uses C++. Here's the link:

And if you don't have any experience with C++, check out my tutorials in the QB Express.

Try Googling "Winsock Tutorial" for more tuts.


Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:52 am
by johnnie2
Sorry to slightly derail the thread:

I wrote the winsock tutorial linked above, and am considering taking it into a sort of pay-per-view mode; that is, visitors would pay a fee for each access to the tutorial.

The fee would be very small---perhaps $1 / access, with some constraints on what an "access" actually is.

What do you think? Do you consider the tutorial a great enough resource to pay $1 / access?

Again, my apologies for derailing the thread; feel free to PM me with any responses rather than posting.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:43 am
by Seb McClouth
what if you live in a country where you don't pay with dollars but with ? for example?



Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:19 am
by johnnie2
The system would use a third-party payment service like Paypal. Therefore the tutorial could accept any currency supported by the third-party service, with the currency conversion done automatically.

However the value of the amount per access would remain the same across all currencies; the equivalent of USD $1, etc.

Thank you for the response. *bows*

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:49 pm
by {Nathan}
I think people would just be like "Greedy bastard..." and ask their older brother (google) for some free ones. Plus, what if peeps don't have paypal and a too younge to get one (like me!)


Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:05 pm
by johnnie2
Thank you for raising some interesting points.

Tis true the tutorial receives the majority of everyday traffic via Google searches, so I suppose this visitor segment won't take kindly to an access fee.

However, with the fee so small and (theoretically) the system so straightforward, I'd think a few would be willing to take a chance and spend a USD dollar-equivalent on what may be a quality tutorial.

I suppose this is what I'm gauging now; what a visitor's willingness would be to pay a small fee for access to a probably-quality tutorial. Already you guys are helping me to do this, so thanks again.

As for the visitor segment without access to Paypal, moving to pay-per-view would unfortunately be a loss on both sides (no income for me, no knowledge for you).

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:12 pm
by Guest
I personally think the majority of people would pass over it. Nobody's gonna read a tutorial where they have to pay for it and not know what their getting. Granted, it is a small amount of money. However, some people just don't have Paypal, and again, a lot of people would see it as an unnecessary waste of time to have to pay. If it was a book, with a lot of content, I could see it working, as long as you had a sample passage.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:13 pm
by The Awakened

Me, still using IE. :oops:


Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:24 pm
by johnnie2
many insights in your post, thanks.

So, the not knowing what they're getting problem could be solved with a sample passage, and the unnecessary waste of time problem could be solved by very clearly outlining the steps needed to access (and streamlining the system!).

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:32 am
by Guest
I for one would look elsewhere for free tutorials, there is almost always free tutorials on just about everything out there if you look hard enough. I think a lot of ppl would agree with me too. However if there was a lot of content say like that of an entire book, then I could see paying a small fee to view it, but would prolly still pass it up.


Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:56 am
by johnnie2
I understand; thanks.