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Nov. 4th, 2023

Here's a gift idea for the retro Commodore computer enthusiast who has everything; it's also a way to pass along some support to, if that interests you.

I made one of these for myself then though, “hey, Christmas is coming. Maybe someone else would like one.” So, I posted this on Lulu for public purchases. It's a day-timer/notebook resembling our favorite 8-bit micro, the C64. It's in A5 format (approx. 5“x 8”), softcover bound, with 120 double sided pages (240 in total). I was hoping to make the book coil bound, but Lulu doesn't offer global shipping for that style of book. But the soft cover standard bound is still acceptable for note taking.

I went with a page layout that I've gotten accustomed to using. It works well when using as a day-timer, but also is nice for jotting down to-do lists and note taking (see photo below).

The front cover depicts the classic C64 bread bin's keyboard, the back cover has the C64's underside, and the spine has the connection ports. On the bottom of the back cover, I've included branding for the forum (see photos below).

I've also designed a version of the book with screenshots of some popular C64 games on the front and back covers, if that is more appealing to some people.

If you'd like one for your own, follow this link to my Lulu book store... I've listed it for $1.50 above the minimum cost of printing. If anyone decides to buy one, the extra buck-fifty will go towards hosting and maintenance costs of the forum.

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blog/2023-11-04.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/04 13:09 by David