Indymedia fue un gran proyecto, casi mundial, nacido en Seattle, Va, EE.UU., en 1999. Fue el primer `lugar’, el primer portal de Internet en el que cualquiera que tuviera un ordenador y una conexión a Internet podía publicar sus propias noticias, su propio texto y contenido multimedia. Continue reading
More than a how-to, this is how I did it, in small scale, without big corporations, or at least doing it at minimum cost, paying some one else to do things I absolutely could not do myself.
I have now converted my book to electronic format.
Some say pdf is the ‘de facto’ format for electronic publication. It can be used for computers on all platforms.
However for other devices like mobile phones or tablets, it seems the EPUB format is better or more useful. I read a few manuals and ‘how to’s but somehow they all turned up to be over complicated, so here is a more simple how to convert to epub.
You take a picture using your only digital camera. You download it, think it valuable for your non-anonymous blog or facebook account, and upload it as it is, for other people to see, knowing it was you who took it. For whoever it is viewable, it is possible to right-click on it and find, among other things:
You are not bothered that they mine your behavior to better sell your eyeballs to advertisers.
One problem, however, is that governments around the world are using these private corporations as a vast multiplier of state power. The big email providers won’t disclose how many requests for data they get from the government.
One big challenge I have found in the process of using only free software but at the same time engaging with people in the printing industry is how to create files in the formats and modes they require.
OpenOffice (now LibreOffice) kind of does the job for text. All I needed to do was to make sure that the fonts were embedded so instead of using the shortcut icon, I did File-Export as PDF and in the field PDF producer:
Graphics are a different matter.