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Thread: Emil's Journal: Final Scans

  1. #1
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    Registered: Nov 2003

    Emil's Journal: Final Scans

    Hello! So I've scanned the remaining 86 pages of Emil's journal. It's available from rapidshare right now. My apologies for that; the captcha system they use is...painful.

    But it's up! Here's the link. Sorry for the long, long wait. Everything is explained at the end of this thread.

    If you have no idea what I'm talking about, the journal is explained in this thread. I hope you all enjoy it! Thanks for putting up with me

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    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Drinking baby lemonade!
    Thanks for doing this service to the community, we appreciate it!

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    Hey, not to be dramatic, but this is a great day for the TTLG community. Huge thanks to Qckbeam, he da man (mainly for putting up with me)... And here are some mirrors for the journals (old and new):

    Original

    New



    Edit: I obviously need to dig in to the journal a bit more in-depth, but I noticed in my initial quick browse, interviews notes for both Sledge and null. You know that has to be interesting...
    Last edited by Brethren; 9th May 2008 at 14:57.

  4. #4
    New Member
    Registered: Oct 2003
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic

    Happy!

    Downloading right now.
    Thank you very much.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: some things never change
    Great, thank you very much, qckbeam!


    edit: There are some very interesting parts in it, enjoyed the reading, thanks again!
    Last edited by snowcap21; 10th May 2008 at 15:11.

  6. #6
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Vertigo, DragonSand, Xeen
    Well done, qckbeam!


  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2004
    Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Thanks Qckbeam! The community can finally sleep soundly!

  8. #8
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: UK
    It's a bit like a spider crawled across a page - really hard to read. Job interviews or similar I think - writing about somebody - he says, 'I think he's wrong about some stuff - right about some stuff. Definitely right about the ****** up economy'. Love it!!

    Thank you qckbeam - fascinating read.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: BFE
    Many thanks!

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Bravo and many thanks, qckbeam!

    .j.

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: Australia
    Qckbeam, thanks so much mate!

  12. #12
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    Keeper of FMs

    Registered: Oct 2004
    Location: Meraux, LA
    A fascinating read Qckbeam. Thanks!!

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    Registered: Nov 2005
    Location: Aachen


  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2005
    Location: Watching the puppets thrash.
    Downloading now. Thanks!

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2004
    Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Haven't read it all yet, but very interesting. It's a glimpse inside the minds of those who created TDS. I'm sure they were very different people after their 4 to 5 years at Ion Storm.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2008
    Location: California
    Man it's too bad that I haven't been able to read much of any of the portions of the journal you have released over the years qckbeam. Can anybody out here seriously comprehend this?


    If the journal is interesting enough, then I think a rewrite project would be cool.

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Yeah, reading the journal can be tough. I tried to keep the scans high-res without creating a massive .pdf file; I did have to downsize them a little.

    I'll help out with any rewrite project, if that's something you guys are interested in. Sometimes it's easier to read directly from the page, and I have the high-res scans on a CD; I can zoom in close on Emil's handwriting without the image going blurry on me. I'm not sure how helpful that would be, but it's there.

  18. #18
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    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: some things never change
    Yes, maybe a rewrite project would be nice and helpful for those with problems reading Emil's handwriting. Didn't someone start one years ago, I remember some discussion?

    I'd try to help, although I'm afraid I wont have the time to do much of the transcription work myself. But I can read most of it without problems.

    If you have problems try and make a list of letters for reference (like his "G" for example, there I had to look for an easily to guess word "Guards" to decipher it).

  19. #19
    Edumacated
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Location:
    wow! thanks for finally coming through qckbeam...was of the assumption that the entire journal was a scam and that reading it was a waste of time...thanks for proving me wrong!

    Not sure how possible it would be...but, is there any way the journal could be shipped from ttlg user to ttlg user so that everyone would get a first hand glimpse? I know it's a lot to ask, and there's always the possibility of someone keeping it, but it would be cool as hell. Cheers

    Tim
    ThiefFm Editor, Producer, and Designer of The Bluecoat's Training Facility. Sequal Fm, -> The Eye's Betrayal. 36% complete ==> CANCELLED.

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2004
    Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Thief13x View Post
    I know it's a lot to ask, and there's always the possibility of someone keeping it, but it would be cool as hell. Cheers

    Tim
    lol I wouldn't count on that happening.

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    I've had a lot of fun skimming through the journal now, and I didn't really find the resolution a problem. Some transcribers might find a little bit of zooming helpful, but that's it IMO.

    So let's try and get some transcription done. What was the status of the previous project? Completed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thief13x View Post
    I know it's a lot to ask, and there's always the possibility of someone keeping it, but it would be cool as hell. Cheers
    Let the atoms lie where qckbeam would decide. We're interested in the bits. As such, the CD with the high-res files may be uploaded, shared, duplicated, torrented or whatnot.

    Keeping the high-res scan files in a safe place (not necessarily on only one physical medium) seems like a good idea.

    Besides, remember the TTLGnome Project. It should be tactile enough for a "first hand glimpse".

    --
    Larris

  22. #22
    Edumacated
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Location:
    hey what ever happened to the knome project? from the look of the map it didn't make it to most of ttlg

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2006
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Transcribed journal (part two):

    ftp://djriff.homeftp.net/library/dev...l_final_en.pdf

    Check it for errors and then I'll combine it with the first part.
    Last edited by DJ Riff; 10th Jan 2009 at 02:26.

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    That's excellent, DJ Riff. I had no idea you could embed notes in a .pdf like that. It's much cleaner than what I was doing.

    I haven't checked everything, but most of your notes were right on. It's probably safe to go ahead and merge the two.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: Intarnet
    Hey qckbeam,

    Thanks for coming back and posting the remainder. It's super-cool of you to do that!

    Quote Originally Posted by qckbeam View Post
    That's excellent, DJ Riff. I had no idea you could embed notes in a .pdf like that. It's much cleaner than what I was doing.
    Yes, and you can mark-up pdf's with inline text and simple drawings (including existing pdf's) - for free with:

    PDF-XCHANGE VIEWER

    I use it to "form fill" and other stuff on PDF's from my scanner.

    Martek

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