On Fri, May 19, 2000 at 10:07:49AM +0100, John P. Looney wrote:
> I was wondering. Could you make a custom version of your favourite
> distro, that's cut down, burn it onto a CD, and then stick the CD on a
> lathe, and trim it down ?
>> Or would it rip the goldy sparkly stuff out of the CD ?
No, but the gold sparkly stuff is actually a liquid (not a lot of people
know that) and if you trimmed down the CD in lathe, the gold liquid would
all spill out. And besides, it's a bitch to adjust a lathe to run
eccentrically so that you can get that rounded edge business card shape -
though I suppose a lathe followed by a milling machine . . . . oops, forgot
about the gold liquid.
But seriously, as we're going to have a lot more demand for this than we can
handle given that they're only going to give us 10 (and I won't count those
chickens until they're hatched) I intend to hang on to 1 in my capacity as
scrounger of BBCs (actually, I could always just burn it onto a normal CD-R)
and I'll use that as a master to burn some more - you can buy CD-Rs in that
format. Another alternative would be to customise it some more, adding e.g.
Irish ISPs and some information about ILUG, and then get some made up
ourselves - might be a nice giveaway for LAID 2 (or whatever it'll be
called). There was a CD manufacturing company at e-XPO which made CDs in
that format. I didn't note the company name, but I'm sure it was on the CD
which is around here somewhere (if I haven't stood on it).
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