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DinkC Reference - Book

January 1st 2007, 11:03 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam
A mother ducking wizard 
A printed DinkC Reference book is now available for purchase. The cost is $11.77, plus tax and shipping-and-handling where applicable.

It contains the same content as the DinkC Reference .chm file included with Dink Smallwood v1.08, with a few formatting changes so it feels like a book.

Each book is printed on-demand, and I am charging the base-price for the books, so I don't receive any money by selling them.

I have one for myself, sent a couple out as contest prizes, and thought I might as well allow other people to purchase them.

Here are some pictures of my copy, which is slightly out-of-date:

DinkC Reference next to Mastering Regular Expressions

DinkC Reference on top of Mastering Regular Expressions

DinkC Reference actually has content

DinkC Reference has pictures

DinkC Reference has yellow-ish pages
January 1st 2007, 11:09 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I will buy one. I don't have pay pal or anything though, so how can I do this?
January 1st 2007, 11:18 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam
A mother ducking wizard 
It looks like Cafepress (the web site / company that prints the books and accepts orders) only accepts credit cards:

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and check cards (as long as they are connected with one of the major credit card companies listed above). You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information. - Payment Methods.
January 1st 2007, 11:20 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
January 1st 2007, 11:24 PM
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Glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
How much will the overall fee be?
January 2nd 2007, 07:23 AM
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magicman
Peasant Male Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
too.
March 26th 2007, 03:19 PM
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Volcom
Peasant Male
 
Just go to the bank and get a Visa Gift Card, it acts like a credit card for people under 18.


~Jake~
March 28th 2007, 10:57 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
But once you turn 18, it grows up too and stops pretending to be somethings it's not.
March 28th 2007, 05:50 PM
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Volcom
Peasant Male
 
Acctully no, I'v had 7 of them, they die as soon as they run put of money.

~Jake~
October 5th 2007, 12:11 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Is there any way we can get this for free?

Yes, I know. I'm a scab.
October 5th 2007, 04:14 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Yes, just use the digital format.

And print it yourself, you save transport costs.
October 5th 2007, 05:14 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
But then it doesn't have a cover, nor pictures, nor yellowish pages.
October 5th 2007, 08:01 AM
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
Go to a Dinker's garage sale. It may not be free, but maybe you could get a bargain, if you could find one.
October 7th 2007, 12:12 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
I don't think there are any on right now. :'(
October 7th 2007, 01:51 AM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam
A mother ducking wizard 
Cafepress has upgraded their printing process, and now the paper is much more white. Yay.

And no, there is no way to get a free book.
October 7th 2007, 11:29 AM
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skull
Peasant Male Finland
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Arr! The rebellion will star, because that book's not free!
November 17th 2007, 01:37 PM
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joshriot
Bard United States
keep it real 
ill buy one, as soon as i get an address
November 26th 2007, 04:32 PM
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lance
Peasant Male United States
 
For those of you (us) that don't have
checking accounts, or credit cards, I
suggest going to the post office (or where
ever) and getting a "Money Order" for the
correct amount.
November 27th 2007, 11:43 AM
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dinkinfreak
Peasant Male Greece
Real lurkers don't appear on the lurkers list. 
I tried to print it, and the printer broke down in the middle of the book
April 21st 2008, 05:11 AM
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GlennGlenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
Do Cafèpress accept paypal? I will transfer some cash money over there soon, and I'd love to get a DinkC Reference.
April 22nd 2008, 01:23 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
redink1 already said:

"It looks like Cafepress (the web site / company that prints the books and accepts orders) only accepts credit cards"
April 22nd 2008, 08:21 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam
A mother ducking wizard 
Mr. Dude is correct:

CafePress.com accepts credit cards, CafeCash and CafePress.com gift certificates as payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and check cards (as long as they are connected with one of the major credit card companies listed above). You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information.

Paying by Check Card? If you're paying with a Visa Check Card, or MasterMoney Card enter it as if it was a regular credit card.

We're sorry but we do not accept checks, money orders, or paypal at this time.


Hmm... I could act as an intermediary, if necessary. So you could pay me with paypal, and I would use that to pay for the book using my fancy American credit card.
April 24th 2008, 11:03 AM
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GlennGlenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
I have sent you a personal message Redink1.
April 24th 2008, 02:37 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
I'll keep that in mind, Dan. First, I'll try to win the contest, but if that fails, you'll probably hear from me again.
May 17th 2009, 04:20 AM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I do not really get what this book is about. (help!) But is it still available? I cannot open the original file because of Vista probably.
May 17th 2009, 04:32 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
This book is one kind of a tutorial that teaches you on how to use DinkC.
May 17th 2009, 06:16 PM
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Glenn
Ghost
 
It's basically a book with all lines you can do with DinkC and how those lines works, limits and such.
March 16th 2010, 03:18 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
kosovo je srbija 
This is the same as the Chm file that comes with Dink. No point in buying it unless you like hoarding books.
March 16th 2010, 07:46 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
No, it's not. Much more info in this book. Besides, it's a book!!
March 17th 2010, 12:36 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
kosovo je srbija 
It contains the same content as the DinkC Reference .chm file included with Dink Smallwood v1.08, with a few formatting changes so it feels like a book.

Of course Skull. When did you get your copy?
March 17th 2010, 06:07 AM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
There are some additional pieces of text in the beginning of the book, I think, and there a bunch of pictures in it, too.

And, ofcourse, a book is much cooler than a computer file!
March 17th 2010, 06:10 AM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
Tag - Umm.. tag, you're it? 
And.... it has yellowish pages I heard...
March 17th 2010, 06:17 AM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
At least your eyes don't suffer that much from reading it.
March 23rd 2010, 04:43 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Has anyone really bought one in the last couple of years? With the new stickies added, I think this can be unstikcied, especially considering I have a bunch of DinkC Reference Books lying around here for prizes anyway.
March 23rd 2010, 04:44 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
Well, it is a cool book, but it costs.
March 23rd 2010, 04:59 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
I think you should leave it stickied. If I never make anything prize-worthy I'm planning on buying one once I get a source of income.
March 23rd 2010, 06:20 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I bought one a couple of months ago. It's awesome.
March 23rd 2010, 06:21 PM
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Christiaan
Bard Netherlands xbox
Lazy bum 
Alright, thanks for the quick replies. Good to see people are still interested in the book!
March 23rd 2010, 06:53 PM
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EvilEarl
Peasant Male United States
In memory of Skull. 
What book? Did I miss something?
October 10th 2010, 01:21 PM
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hell7fire1
Peasant Male Botswana
It's like that. 
i want one ).(
October 10th 2010, 04:03 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
The book is still available on the website, you just need to have credit card access or the other mentioned payment options at your disposal to get one. I have my trusty DinkC Referrence on my computer desk next to me (but it's not very yellow when it comes to the pages?).
October 10th 2010, 06:50 PM
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hell7fire1
Peasant Male Botswana
It's like that. 
dont blame me if i sneaks into your house and steal it
June 17th 2012, 06:54 PM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Random question I was asked, yet it has also made me curious:
Just how many copies have been sold to date?
Not that Redink'll read this himself.
August 20th 2012, 09:06 PM
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Absolution
Peasant
The Dark Lord of the DN. 
Nice, the store no longer works now that I have some cash for one of these things.

The Gods conspire against me.
August 21st 2012, 02:25 AM
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I'm not surprised after your previous two posts here

Do you get the "We're Sorry, You've Encountered an Error!" page? Odd, it worked for me the first time when I tested just now but it now seems to be broken too. Do what they say and email customer service I guess if it doesn't work later...
August 21st 2012, 06:38 AM
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ExDeathEvn
Peasant Male New Zealand xbox steam
Don't look at me, I'm a ghost 
Yeah just got the error message myself first-click... Lucky I already bought a copy
August 21st 2012, 07:49 AM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
That awkward moment when you try to click "Like" on ExDeathEvn's post on TDN....
August 21st 2012, 06:02 PM
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Absolution
Peasant
The Dark Lord of the DN. 
It's back up, ordered one, now I finally can say that I'm an actual Dinker.

At least, according to me.
August 21st 2012, 08:57 PM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
I just bought one too.
I guess that's just.. how I roll.
August 21st 2012, 11:54 PM
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schnapper
Peasant Male Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands
Let us save our effort and just lie down and die. 
Haha mine's gathering dog-ears along with my various other holy books
August 22nd 2012, 08:48 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Even though I haven't done anything with Dink in a long while, I currently have a very strong urge to buy this book.
August 22nd 2012, 10:49 AM
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Robj
Peasant Male Australia
You feed the madness, and it feeds on you. 
""Even though I haven't done anything with Dink in a long while, I currently have a very strong urge to buy this book."

Maybe you have that urge for a reason - because you know when it arrives, it will increase your motivation to once again, starting doing stuff with dink.
August 22nd 2012, 11:23 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
I have the book too, now I love doing stuff with my dink.
August 22nd 2012, 02:18 PM
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pillbug
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
Love! True love! 
Mine looks like a religious fanatic's bible; worn at the spine, dog ears on various pages, multiple colors of sticky notes poking out the sides. It's pretty sweet, I've been considering getting a second one and having it leather-bound with gold engraving. To answer the obvious follow-up question: Why not?
September 14th 2015, 08:31 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
WTB but link is broken.
October 2nd 2015, 09:38 PM
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carrie2004
Peasant Female Canada
*chomp* 
October 6th 2015, 08:23 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam
A mother ducking wizard 
Well, that's a bummer; it looks like Cafepress stopped their book printing business.

If I can find the PDF and images, I'll try to make the book available through Createspace instead.
October 7th 2015, 06:49 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck
i like pie 
Woah, there's a way to run a business. Randomly stop production of something and tell no one.
October 8th 2015, 07:40 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Thanks redink. Let us know how you go, looking forward to buying one.

"Woah, there's a way to run a business. Randomly stop production of something and tell no one."

Not to mention they never replied to the request I sent them.
December 7th 2015, 12:15 AM
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millimeter
Peasant Male Canada
Millimeter is Wee-Lamm, Recording Artist. :-) 
I'd be interested as well, either hard copy or PDF
May 29th 2016, 04:27 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Any update on the progress of this?
June 5th 2016, 07:15 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam
A mother ducking wizard 
Nothing so far; there's a slim chance I could find some time in the next couple months to and get this (and the COTPATD book) ready to be republished.