A mutual friend of John and I suggested we do an eBook. The very first thing I thought of was John's EBS Install Guide (Part I, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4). If you've read here with any frequency, you'll know that John pretty much took over my site with his guide, occupying many of the top spots...all time. Jerk. This is my 675th post, John has 4. John has 4 of the top 30 spots over the 40+ months I have been blogging in just under 14 months. Jerk. To illustrate:
OK, so 2 of the top 5 spots (not including the root directory). Yikes. Or is it jerk?
Of course John is not a jerk, as much as I would like to paint him as such. He's a great guy and now real-life friend (he didn't kill me after OOW after 4 days). John's guide not only proved useful to me, but has proven useful to many others in the community as well.
Aforementioned friend also suggested that this should be a "for Kate" kind of thing too. You know, to guilt those suckers who may have gotten hold of it without paying into paying.
What's in it?
Well, it's a PDF. It has bookmarks.
It was created using OpenOffice (if it matters). It is 49 pages long and includes a foreword from both John and I.
All 8 posts are contained within this one single document. The 4 hosted here and the 4 hosted on John's site. One stop shopping.
So, if you are about to venture down the (crazy) path of installing EBS for fun (super crazy) or for education (somewhat crazy), this is a great place to start. I know the guide works because even I could install the entire thing, even if it did take me over a month.
Finally, the super cool PayPal buttons:
If there is enough interest, we may port it over to the Kindle, Apple or Lulu. For now, once your order is placed, your "success" page will be the PDF.