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Old January 20th, 2015, 08:28 PM
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Default [Freelance Traveller] January 2015 ready for download!

We're running quite the bit behind, this month, but at long last, we're posted! Freelance Traveller's first issue of 2015 is ready and waiting for you to download and read!

This month's featured adventure is Dave Nelson's "Building Security" (originally published under the title "It Beats Shoveling Shemdur in Aramanx, Barely").

January 2015 also introduces a new feature, "Traveller By the Byte", where we print the source code for a small (maybe medium-sized) Traveller-related program.

We also have the usual assortment of reviews, stories, adventures, and ship designs for your enjoyment!

Download it at the usual place:
http://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/

Perma-link to this issue:
http://www.freelancetraveller.com/magazine/2015-01/

Because we're so far behind schedule this month, we're combining the February and March issues - so in about a month, we'll be bringing you a double helping of our usual fare, hopefully for your pleasure!
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Thanks for the excellent reviews! The kind words are much appreciated!

Hope to see you again at the next TravellerCon!
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Nice! I need to spend more time there.

Have you considered an "Explanation and URL" option for "Traveller by the Byte"? Someone could write a longer program, and in the article do some introduction and give the URL for source code.
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I've been very anxious to check this out except that none of the links work for me.

I have tried periodically since this was posted using both Chrome and IE11, but the best I have been able to do is view a cached copy of the site from Google.

Is the site down? Or is there something special I need to do? Or are the Internet Gremlins preventing me from viewing this just for spite?
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I've been very anxious to check this out except that none of the links work for me.

I have tried periodically since this was posted using both Chrome and IE11, but the best I have been able to do is view a cached copy of the site from Google.

Is the site down? Or is there something special I need to do? Or are the Internet Gremlins preventing me from viewing this just for spite?
I'm not able to hit it, either.
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I just accessed the site and download PDF with both Firefox 35.0.1 and IE 11.0.16.
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I think I figured it out.

Aramis, are you using Google's DNS servers (8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4)?

If so try switching to something else. I switched to using OpenDNS (208.67.222.222 & 208.67.220.220) and the site came right up.

And Jeff, you may want to look into why Google DNS can't resolve your server name.
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I think I figured it out.

Aramis, are you using Google's DNS servers (8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4)?

If so try switching to something else. I switched to using OpenDNS (208.67.222.222 & 208.67.220.220) and the site came right up.

And Jeff, you may want to look into why Google DNS can't resolve your server name.
I don't use just Google's. I've got 5 different DNSs programmed.
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I don't use just Google's. I've got 5 different DNSs programmed.
Only 5?

Well, switching from Google to OpenDNS allowed me to see the site.
If you have Google in there, try removing it and see what happens.
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Nice! I need to spend more time there.

Have you considered an "Explanation and URL" option for "Traveller by the Byte"? Someone could write a longer program, and in the article do some introduction and give the URL for source code.
That sorta de facto already exists, as the regular Computer Connection. Up to now, nobody's ever suggested a longer article about a program carried there, but I'm certainly not averse to such, and would be willing to open up a section for CC articles beyond just the links.

The idea behind TbtB is that the code should be "easily digestible", and not a hardship for the reader to type in while sitting in front of his computer - like the original print JTAS and Challenge articles that inspired it. Even though no actual paper is involved (and I know it), I come at Freelance Traveller from a "print publication" viewpoint, and don't assume that someone's going to simply download the file and load it into an interpreter - instead, they've got the magazine in their nondominant hand, and their dominant hand is flying from one end of the keyboard to the other, hammering in the code manually. That means keeping the amount of code manageable, and leaving the user with a functioning program at the end of the article. Large (non-modular) programs "break" that, and thus aren't really appropriate for TbtB - but are quite OK for the regular Computer Connection.
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