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These are not the page numbers you are looking for!

Drag 'N Drop magazine logoThe latest edition of on-off-on-off-under-new-management PDF magazine Drag ‘N Drop is now available to buy, either from its website or via !Store. This issue – number three of its seventh volume – is 36 pages long excluding the front cover1, and as usual includes a mix of regular features and one off articles.

Regular features include news and ‘how to…’ pages, along with programming tutorials covering Python and C, while one-off features cover hardware as well as software.

One of those one-offs is a look at the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop solution that was launched via an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign a couple of years ago, which achieved more than twice its funding target. Another feature looks at some of the uses to which Ghostscript can be put, such as extracting the text from a PDF file. There’s also a feature on composing tracker-style music using the RISC OS port of Milkytracker, a cross-platform application for doing just that.

If you’ve ever played a very simple, yet strangely popular game on your mobile phone, then there is a type-in listing just for you: Flappy Fluffy! Written by Tony Bartram of AmCog Games, the game requires that you control Fluffy, a small ball of purple fluff – though other colours are available when you create the graphics – leading him through gaps in pipes by pressing the space bar to control his height.

The magazine costs £3.50 when bought via the wesbite, whereby you can pay using Paypal or, by downloading an order form, there is the option of paying by cheque or bank transfer. Getting it from !Store, on the other hand, costs £4.50 – but this includes any type-in listings already typed in, and provided in a ‘ready to run’ format. If you want to try before you buy, a sampler version, containing a subset of the pages in the current issue, is available from the website.

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  1. But including the last two pages of the magazine, which appear to be numbered 27 and 28 instead of 35 and 36 – not the first time the page numbering has gone awry, but the first time I’ve mentioned it here.
 April 23, 2016  Posted by  Magazines Tagged with: ,

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