Weekly Lunduke Update: Oct 31 – Nov 6

Now that I release my works under a Creative Commons license — supported by individual contributors to my Patreon page as well as here on Lunduke.com — it’s time to start doing regular updates for all of you.

So, here it is.  The first ever “Weekly Lunduke Update”, for last week: October 31st through November 6th.

Words Written

I’m tracking the words written for various projects (not including articles for publications like Network World).

  • Your Favorite Software Development Methodology is Stupid (book) : 2,701 words
  • The Story of Linux (children’s book) : 18 words

Those 18 little words?  Those were the final words for “The Story of Linux”.  Release imminent.  Keep an eye here or over on the “Lunduke Book Store“.

Audio / Video Produced

Light on the videos this week.  Though I did film an episode of a TV show for the History Channel right before that, so that makes up for it.  (More details on that to follow as soon as I know the air date.)

Every book & video by Bryan Lunduke: Now Free under Creative Commons

As of today every book, comic book, and video I produce is being released, for free, under a Creative Commons license.

free-cultureThis includes:

  • Linux is Badass – The book that made me a “Best-selling Essayist” on Amazon.com.
  • Road-Sign Hank & The Aliens – The comic book that Wired and Ain’t It Cool News loved.
  • Linux for Hank – The children’s book about Linux.
  • All of my presentations – Including “Linux Sucks“.
  • And a whole bunch of other books and videos.

What this means to you:

  • You can download & enjoy my works.  For free.
  • You can modify & distribute my works for non-commercial use (so long as you give credit to me).
  • No DRM.  (This isn’t really new.  I’ve never liked DRM.)
  • See that “Book Store” link up at the top of the page?  You can download all my books right from there.

How you can help me to make more books, podcasts, videos and whatnot:

  • Become a monthly patron.  Tossing me even a single dollar, when done in a large group, adds up quickly.
  • Don’t want to become a recurring patron?  Toss me a buck.  Click on the Tip Jar on the side of this page.
  • Want to help but have no moolah to spare?  No problemo!  Send people my books.  Post links to my videos.  Tell them how nice I smell.  Spread the word!

Here’s a quick video that covers all the basics about why I’m doing this.  Watch it.  Share it.  Support Free Culture.

Final signed “Linux is Badass” shipped!

2016-05-11 10.55.30Phew!  The last signed, hardback copy of “Linux is Badass” has been packaged and shipped.

That was a way bigger undertaking than I thought it would be.  Next time I decide to do something like this… somebody remind me of how much work it was.  🙂

Those of you waiting for your copy — it should be arriving on your doorstep soon!  I’m not 100% sure how long it’ll take to arrive for each of you (they mostly went out via the inexpensive media mail… so however long that typically takes).

More “Linux is Badass” books on the way!

Last month I did a big, bulk order of hardback copies of my book, Linux is Badass.  The number of you crazy kids that wanted a signed copy was absolutely, astoundingly overwhelming.

And, on that front I’ve got some great news — followed by slightly annoying news for a few of you (17 of you, to be exact).

2016-05-11 10.55.30First, the good news:  This is a picture of the very last of the books that I have left to sign and mail out.  I originally planned to mail them off within about a week of getting the books delivered to me — I had no idea how much time it would take to sign and ship that many books.  Hell, if I’m being honest, I only expected to have a few dozen of you order books anyway.  I was, apparently, very wrong on my estimate.  Took me a few weeks to sign and ship the small mountain of books… but I finally managed to do it!

The bad news: I’m short 17 books.  No joke.  I’d like to say I have a good excuse for getting the order number wrong… but somewhere along the line I missed 17 of you.  How?  I haven’t the foggiest.  I even have a spreadsheet I use to track it all.  Best guess is that I have a mild case of Dumb-ass-itis.  (This would explain a great many things.)

The better news that makes the bad news not so bad: I’ve already put in an order for those 17 books (plus an extra handful just in case I still haven’t learned how to count properly).  Those should be arriving here around the beginning of next week and I’ve set aside some dedicated time to sign and ship all 17 out right away.  Which means, if you haven’t received your copy yet, you will very soon.

I feel rather bad about the delay my inability to do basic math has caused for a few of you.  I’m trying to think up a good way to show my appreciation for those of you who were so patient for your copy to arrive.  I don’t have any good ideas yet, but am open to suggestions!  Maybe I could doodle a little picture on the inside cover of each one or something.  That way those 17 are extra, super-duper special.  Hmm.  I have a few days to come up with something fun.