I had a brilliant, hideous idea: to produce a charity edition of FreeBSD Mastery: Jails featuring the cover art I would use if I was imprisoned and did not have access to a real cover artist. (Never mind that I wouldn’t be permitted to release books while in jail: we creative sorts scoff at mere legal and cultural details.)
I originally wanted to produce my own take on the book’s cover art. My first attempt failed spectacularly.
I downgraded my expectations and tried again. And again. And again.
I’m pleased to reveal the final cover for FreeBSD Mastery: Jails–Bail Bond Edition!
This cover represents the very pinnacle of my artistic talents, and is the result of literally hours of effort.
But, as this book is available only to the winner of charity fund-raisers, purchase of this tome represents moral supremacy. I recommend flaunting it to your family, coworkers, and all those of lesser character.
Get your copy by winning the BSDCan 2019 charity auction… or any other other auction-type event I deem worthwhile.
As far as my moral fiber goes: I have learned that art is hard, and that artists are not paid enough.
And if I am ever imprisoned, I do hope that you’ll contribute to my bail fund. Otherwise, you’ll get more covers like this one.
2 Replies to “FreeBSD Mastery: Jails – Bail Bond Denied Edition”
I’m afraid I won’t be at Penguicon 2019 to bid on this, but if you are collecting on-line bids, I’ll start at $40. (Funds can benefit the charity of your choice.)
You know my email; I’ll send you a check or PayPal, you can put it in a plain brown wrapper and send it via the US Snail.
John, I’m not running the auction, I just handing it off to the Penguicon folks.
Maybe you can get someone truly disassociated with the auction to proxy for you?
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