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Title: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on September 29, 2008, 07:39:50 PM
Hi Everyone,

At the end of last week it was leaked out that a group of us are planning to create an independent Genesys magazine. The first edition will be published in December this year and the initial idea is to send out another edition every three months. Itís going to be called The Wire.

We plan to fill it with news, ideas, products and analysis aimed at us, Genesys techies\super users\managers. This will not be some A4 newsletter that is photocopied at night when the boss has gone home, it is going to be a full colour glossy magazine. Sounds cool doesnít it? But it gets better Ė it will be sent out for free!

Even though the main articles are currently being written, if you would like to get involved and you have an idea for an article or you have some news that you want the world to know about, then please drop me a quick line with a 2 line overview of your submission and Iíll get back to you as soon as I can. We have even approached Genesys if they would like to participate, we hope that they will, especially with Version 8.0 on the horizon.

If you work for a business that would like to advertise then we do have a small number of pages for advertising available. We will charge a modest fee but this money will be used to print and airmail the magazine to everyone.

I have a favour to ask; please donít send me emails directly asking for a copy as we will have a website set up in the next few days so that you can register online.

Remember itís free (everyoneís favourite word).

Best wishes,

Pavel

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on September 29, 2008, 08:00:49 PM
"was leaked out" needs to be re-written as "Vic blabbered it out without thinking"!

Nevertheless, it sounds like a really interesting idea, and while I am not totally sure about how fiscally viable it is, having something in color and a paper is definitely something that I can use. I hate reading things from a computer screen and prefer something physical any time.

Best regards,
Vic
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Dionysis on September 29, 2008, 10:31:34 PM
Where do I sign?

I'll take ten!

;D


Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on September 29, 2008, 11:52:12 PM
Pavel,

I think you are about to go bankrupt! :)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on October 04, 2008, 06:52:52 AM
Just a quick update to say I've received a couple of different mock ups of the magazine from the graphic designers this evening and they certainly look cool.

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on October 07, 2008, 09:37:17 PM
Another important update:

I've set up a basic website where you can register for a copy of The Wire. The more people that register the better.

www.thewiremag.com (http://www.thewiremag.com)

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on October 28, 2008, 04:57:14 PM
A couple of people have mailed me to ask if registration is still open for The Wire. The answer is YES. We plan to go to press at the beginning of December so registration will be open for the first edition until at least the 1st December.

Cheers,

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Kevin on October 28, 2008, 11:31:09 PM
Having issues with the password. It doesn't want to accept a password with a leading number.

You may want to change that on the page, or add to the instructions that it needs to lead with a letter...
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: natlonehat on October 30, 2008, 09:36:33 AM
Hi Folks,

Have been out of it all for quite some time,

Trying to open up the site but not able to...

Help??
 :D
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: cavagnaro on October 30, 2008, 10:08:00 AM
It works for me...
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: natlonehat on October 30, 2008, 10:15:28 AM
Thanks Cavagnaro,

proxy was blocking it for some reason.

Registered....

Cheers! :)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on October 30, 2008, 09:16:44 PM
Having issues with the password. It doesn't want to accept a password with a leading number.

You may want to change that on the page, or add to the instructions that it needs to lead with a letter...

Thanks Kevin. I'll take a look at it.

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Dave on October 31, 2008, 12:58:26 AM
There's no place in the form to include the State in which we live for those of us from the US.  It's tough to mail something to the US without specifying the state to which it should be sent. :)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on October 31, 2008, 03:47:06 AM
There's no place in the form to include the State in which we live for those of us from the US.  It's tough to mail something to the US without specifying the state to which it should be sent. :)

Now sorted.

Cheers,

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on November 03, 2008, 07:13:53 PM
Good morning everyone,

A couple of people have emailed asking if its still possible to register for the first edition. The answer is yes. The actual last date will be at the beginning of December just before the magazine goes to press.

On the subscriber list there are about 30 people who haven't clicked on the verification link in the email  - without confirmation we can't send you your copy.

Also a note on the address you enter. The Wire is a printed magazine which means it gets posted\mailed to you from the UK. This means we need your full address. Even with the best postal services in the world your name plus Dubai or Ventura California etc isn't going to be sufficient. If you think you've submitted an incomplete address just drop me a quick email with your address and I'll update the list.

Cheers,

Pavel

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on November 05, 2008, 08:36:13 PM
Hi All,

The magazine is coming together nicely now. We do have about 3 pages that are still blank. I can reduce the number of pages and make it look seamless but I'd thought I'd open it up to see if anyone has any news\views\articles or even cartoons that they'd like to submit. So if you\your company wants to send me something please let me know soon.

Cheers,

Pavel

PS have you subscribed for free yet? www.thewiremag.com

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: cavagnaro on November 06, 2008, 01:12:46 AM
Maybe some hot chicks?  ::)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Cuore on November 06, 2008, 02:30:12 AM
Hi all.

First of all IT'S A VERY GOOD IDEA. Thanks for your effort.  ;)
I think it's possible and easy write an error in some fields. Once the registration is finished and completed we can't change any data.
It will be useful some link, or whatever, where people can change the wrong data. 
???

Regards
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on November 06, 2008, 05:26:35 PM
Hi all.

First of all IT'S A VERY GOOD IDEA. Thanks for your effort.  ;)
I think it's possible and easy write an error in some fields. Once the registration is finished and completed we can't change any data.
It will be useful some link, or whatever, where people can change the wrong data. 
???

Regards


Hi,

If you want to change your registration just email me the correct details and I'll change the details. Eventually I'll modify the website to allow people to view and edit their own profiles.

As you can guess I'm a Genesys engineer not a web developer.  :)

Regards,

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: cavagnaro on November 07, 2008, 12:26:12 AM
Hey Pavel, on which language is the web? Maybe I can give a hand on that
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on November 10, 2008, 01:03:11 PM
Hey, Pavel,

I have a subscription to RocketThemes so what do you think about using a template from there?
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on November 10, 2008, 08:16:26 PM
Hi Vic,

I checked out the Rocket Themes website. Some pretty cool templates. Which one do you like?

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Sidney on November 22, 2008, 12:05:08 PM
ok, how do I register for the magazine?
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on November 22, 2008, 07:14:42 PM
ok, how do I register for the magazine?


www.thewiremag.com

 ;)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on December 04, 2008, 10:05:31 PM
Here is a picture of the first draft of the front cover.
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Timur Karimov on December 05, 2008, 12:26:53 AM
Hi there!

Pavel, is any way to check my subscription status ?
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Daimonas on December 05, 2008, 09:29:36 AM
Here is a picture of the first draft of the front cover.


Cover looks good, I jumped on the registration when I saw the notice from linked-in, had no idea it came from here. Look forward the first issue.

Maybe I can write some stuff for it too? Let me know, be glad to help.

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on December 05, 2008, 04:56:01 PM
Here is a picture of the first draft of the front cover.


Cover looks good, I jumped on the registration when I saw the notice from linked-in, had no idea it came from here. Look forward the first issue.

Maybe I can write some stuff for it too? Let me know, be glad to help.



Drop me a quick hello email if you want to help.

Cheers,

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on December 13, 2008, 03:25:48 AM
I'm will be closing the registration for the first edition next Wednesday (17th December 2008) as I'll be sending the magazine to the printers  ;D  ;D

So if you haven't registered yet, I suggest you do it soon. Don't forget it's free!

www.thewiremag.com

Pavel

PS That includes you Vic!
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on December 17, 2008, 01:15:27 PM
I did! for second time today :)

Best regards,
Vic
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on December 17, 2008, 06:04:37 PM
Vic, I see it.

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 06, 2009, 07:38:13 PM
A quick update for everyone - the first edition went to the printers today.

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 12, 2009, 07:52:19 AM
The subscriber list for the first edition is now closed as the addresses have now gone to the distribution company. You can of course still subscribe but the first copy you'll get is edition 2 which will be sent out at the beginning of April.

Thanks to all that have subscribed.

Pavel

PS I have attached a copy of the final front cover.
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on January 12, 2009, 03:15:12 PM
Pavel,

excellent job on the first edition! While I am waiting for it to arrive, PDF of it looks fantastic!!! Why are you still doing IT when you definitely have higher calling?

Seriously, great job!
Vic
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 13, 2009, 09:14:37 AM
Pavel,

........ Why are you still doing IT when you definitely have higher calling?

Seriously, great job!
Vic


It's called having to pay a mortgage every month! lol

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: makkerc on January 13, 2009, 06:57:09 PM
Well done Pavel fair dues to ya!

I hope sending this to Ireland is no hassle!

Keep up the good work mate!

maka
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Gulden_NL on January 17, 2009, 02:35:22 PM
Pavel,
Where are you printing/distributing out of?

In the USA, you can add a little porn photos and get a government grant..... :P

Seriously, I am retired from the international post/express business, so I might be able to help you on post expenses.
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 19, 2009, 07:54:48 PM
I received confirmation today that the first edition has now been sent out so if you're in the UK you'll get it in the next day or two. Other destinations will obviously take longer.

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Dale on January 20, 2009, 01:11:36 AM
Looking forward to this...

Cheers
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: tony on January 20, 2009, 05:24:46 AM
It took me a while to get the joke here - I almost removed it being in bad taste but I do get in now... As long as the magazine is underwritten by Larry Flint, eh...? lol

<This serves as a reminder to me that this site is global - since a $5billion grant request from the p0rn industry is front page news in the US - but it's on Page 3 in the UK... ;) >

Tony

Pavel,
Where are you printing/distributing out of?

In the USA, you can add a little porn photos and get a government grant..... :P

Seriously, I am retired from the international post/express business, so I might be able to help you on post expenses.
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 20, 2009, 07:44:31 AM
I got to admit that it went over my head.

It's been printed and distributed out of the UK.

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: tony on January 24, 2009, 01:29:53 AM
I've got my copy! :)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: cavagnaro on January 24, 2009, 02:01:44 AM
 :D And how is it!? Lucky you...I'll probably have to wait months and pray for magazine not to get lost in the way.
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: tony on January 24, 2009, 06:23:16 PM
It looks great and it's got some very good articles in it - even if I am a little biased... :)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 24, 2009, 07:27:35 PM
:D And how is it!? Lucky you...I'll probably have to wait months and pray for magazine not to get lost in the way.

Cav,

If your copy doesn't arrive in the next 2 weeks I'll send you another. Let me know.

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Steve on January 25, 2009, 02:13:35 AM
Got mine today, it's very good. :D

Nice one Pavel.
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Fra on January 26, 2009, 06:59:51 PM
Pavel, got mine on Friday, it's brilliant!!
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: cavagnaro on January 27, 2009, 12:54:14 AM
 :'( :'( I will have to wait....how was it Pavel? Any chance to have the PDF version?
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on January 27, 2009, 09:13:37 AM
Pavel,

you smart furry poodle!!!!! I got the magazine today and I did not expect anything like this!
Excellent work! The articles were very well written (except for the guy who was mumbling about SIP, of course!) and I have decided to laminate it and make sure that it is prominently displayed at our entrance along with other Genesys paraphernalia!

Very very very good!!!

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Gulden_NL on January 27, 2009, 03:01:11 PM
Received mine today as well.  I saw that the envelope originated with Royal Mail, was a bit disappointed because I was expecting a 10M Pound check from a Nigerian prince I met on the Internet that promised me that he would be sending my money out of London ASAP now that I had loaned him the measily US$2,000.   :D

I read through it in one sitting, enjoyed every second of it too.  Have mentioned to Max Ball at Genesys that he and and Rob Marchand really need to give you a nice interview about GVP 8.0, 8.2 and 8.2.1.  Having the roadmap out to end users and their engineering teams would be a great plus for Genesys, and they would probably get a better internal distribution through The Wire than through internal Genesys communications means.  ;D

Brilliant work, you have every right to be proud.  And the writing left no doubt that it originates from the hometown of The Bard of Avon.
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 27, 2009, 05:36:37 PM
Thanks for everyone's fantastic comments. As this was a group effort I'd like to thank everyone who helped in the first edition.

As for the second edition work has already started, as well as planning for editions 3 and 4!

If anyone wants to help please drop me a line.

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: makkerc on January 28, 2009, 12:44:29 AM
I got Mine this morning Pavel .. all the way to Ireland - Many thanks!
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: mduran22 on January 29, 2009, 03:30:31 AM
I am in the US (Kansas) and just received my copy.  I think it looks great, is interesting, and has some really good information (despite the quazi apology from the editor).  I especially like the "An Interview With" section to see the different backgrounds and what lead people into the Genesys industry.  Hopefully this will build leverage inspiration to continue to build on the Genesys Suite (sorry just felt compelled to use that).   
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on January 29, 2009, 05:24:33 AM
I am in the US (Kansas) and just received my copy.  I think it looks great, is interesting, and has some really good information (despite the quazi apology from the editor).  I especially like the "An Interview With" section to see the different backgrounds and what lead people into the Genesys industry.  Hopefully this will build leverage inspiration to continue to build on the Genesys Suite (sorry just felt compelled to use that).   

Mr Duran,

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Are you going to nominate a word or two for the bullsh1t zone for the next edition? I have already been sent a couple of real crackers so the competition will be stiff.  ;D

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: mduran22 on January 31, 2009, 01:12:05 AM
Yes I do have a few ;).  I am trying to filter out a few that I think might make the list.  Although I think for the logo of the section you should have a bull doing his business with the red mark out circle around it (see attached)


Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Timur Karimov on February 02, 2009, 06:23:25 PM
russia. still waiting =(
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on February 03, 2009, 05:45:50 AM
russia. still waiting =(


Hi Timur,

I checked and you were number 21 on the list of almost 500 people so it should get there soon.

Pavel
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on February 03, 2009, 12:06:09 PM
Well,

I got my in Tokyo, Japan quite some time ago - Pavel, thank you! I loved it! Of course, I am sure everyone was puzzled why he did not post my picture next to the interview. The answer is very simple: he was jealous!!!

So, I decided to post it here! Pavel: eat your heart out!  ;D
[attachimg=1]

Yes, I am wearing a Pikachu costume!
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on February 03, 2009, 05:25:58 PM
I think Darth Vader's mask is on the wrong person.

Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Timur Karimov on February 04, 2009, 02:17:08 AM
russia. still waiting =(


Hi Timur,

I checked and you were number 21 on the list of almost 500 people so it should get there soon.

Pavel


got it today =))) great =)))
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: cavagnaro on February 05, 2009, 09:57:49 AM
 ;D ;D got mine! finally! "He lives in Perķ"  ;D ;D lol
Excellent format and design Pavel! Nice articles everyone. Congratulations  :D
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on February 10, 2009, 11:36:09 AM
;D ;D got mine! finally! "He lives in Brazil"  ;D ;D lol
Excellent format and design Pavel! Nice articles everyone. Congratulations  :D

I am glad to hear that we all got it right :)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on February 10, 2009, 05:53:22 PM
Hey, guys,

guess what! THE WIRE is in Genesys JAPAN offices!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: Adam G. on February 11, 2009, 06:12:10 AM
Hey, guys,

guess what! THE WIRE is in Genesys JAPAN offices!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

I hope so too! All 25 Genesys offices worldwide got sent 3 copies. Question is Vic, did they like it?
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: victor on February 12, 2009, 09:43:53 AM
Did they like what?  ::)
Title: Re: New Genesys Magazine aka The Wire
Post by: cavagnaro on February 12, 2009, 10:21:31 AM
Pavel picture...what else...