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BoingBoing.net CRASH!

DVzine.org quickly exceeded it's bandwidth allotment the other day, after being linked on the popular BoingBoing.net blog. It is finally back up, so thank you everyone for your patience! We will be taking orders for physical copies of the zine and answering emails again! Viva La Dvorak!!!



Hello everyone! Sorry once again for the long lapse in blog posting. It has been a busy time here at Dvorak Zine Central, as GCB recently moved to New York City where he will be living with Alec. That's right! Two thirds of Team Dvorak Zine will be in the same place. This will make it much easier to spread the word about Dvorak!
Speaking of spreading the word, Alec had a successful trip down to the Small Press Expo a few weekends ago, where he was handing out (and selling) The Dvorak Zine. It was really great to see some returning people, who had bought the zine last year at SPX and now type Dvorak!
We're still waaaaay behind on site updates, but there were a few things we HAD to share right away:
1) We FINALLY set up an RSS feed for DVzine.org! You can use that link in your RSS readers to keep up on our latest updates, and also use it to more easily browse through the archive of previous posts. Web 2.0... WOO!
2) Jonathan emailed us to say that he has set up Step-by-step instructions for converting an apple Macbook keyboard to Dvorak! We were wondering if this was possible, but didn't have a spare Macbook to try it on, so that was good to know!
3) And Mime sent us a link to Autohotkey which is a new utility for Windows users that helps their computer stay in Dvorak more easily and keep the keyboard shortcuts (copy, paste, etc) in the same places. Mime also set up some instructions in their message board so check it out!
4) Last but not least, we are still slowly working on the French translation of The Dvorak Zine. Actually, the translation is done, Alec needs to just finish placing it into the comic. He is almost done wiping clean the pages (which we could also use with OTHER translations) and then he just needs to drop in the translation. Thanks for your patience while he gets this done!

Well, that's it for now. Hopefully there will be some more updates soon (we're doing our best). Viva La Dvorak!!!


Dvorak Zine Spotted In The Wild!

Gabe's friend Jesse alerted us to the fact that The Dvorak Zine showed up in a recent episode of JetSet. Check it out! (starts 3:25 in to the video)
Also, Gabe is moving to New York! This will bring together 2/3rds of Team Dvorak so hopefully there will be some more activity around the site as we try and tackle the French translation of the zine and some long overdue updates to the site! Until then, Viva La Dvorak!


Helio Mag Article!

Hey Dvorak typists, check it out! There is an interview with Alec, Frunch and the GCB over on HelioMag.com! The interview was conducted via email by Steve Salardino and ended up being SO LONG it will be posted in two parts. Read up on the secret origins of Team Dvorak Zine!



Dvorak Videos!!!

We got an email from Denmark today, alerting us to an excellent new site for Danish Dvorak Typists: http://www.danskdvorak.dk None of us read Danish, but while poking around the site (which looks great!) we were AMAZED to find TWO Dvorak Promotional videos that had been made by August Dvorak himself! What a find!!
Check them out below and thanks to YouTube user ANCELME for uploading these videos!!!


Summer 2007: Back to Work!!!

Well, as Dvorak-supporter Colin pointed out, it has been a whopping 13 weeks since we have updated the home page. YIKES!
The main reason for this silence, was that Alec has been INSANELY BUSY finishing up his two-year illustration program at Pratt Institute. But on Friday he graduates, and it will be back to work on the Dvorak Revolution!
Exciting things have still been happening during this "down time." The Dvorak Zine received a glowing review in this year's Best Zine Ever and it will also be a "Zine of the Month" for patrons of the Independant Publishing Resource Center in Portland, OR. Also, we sorted out some printing problems we were having, so we now have a nice healthy stack of Dvorak Zines to distribute to the world! Alec will be using these at the MoCCA Arts Fest this summer in New York to help spread the word about Dvoark. Swing by and say hello if you are in the area!
There are tons of updates slated for almost all secitons of the site. Also, Alec is going to continue working on the French Tranlation of the Dvorak zine, aided by our new friend Daniel in France! There should be a lot of updates this summer, so keep checking back!


The Dvorak Zine: an important part of any collection!

Today, Alec sent me a link to my local library's website, which is publicizing its new Zine collection with none other than The Dvorak Zine! If that page has changed since this post, you can see the image here. At the time of this post, Portland's Multnomah County Library system owns 10 copies of The Dvorak Zine, and 8 are checked out. I think that's pretty darn cool-- and the dvzine team is very excited just to have our book circulating through the fantastic US Library System.

In fact, this is a great idea for all you street-teamers out there: check your local library for a copy of the dvzine, and if they don't have one, request that they put a copy or two in their system! Just think of all the 5th-graders looking for school report topics at the library that could stumble across The Dvorak Zine... and be changed forever!

The Dvorak Zine: Changing the World, One Card Catalog at a Time.