## Happy Hackmas from 57North

We have two old Black and White CRT monitors in the hackerspace, they look really cool. I put together a Card and gif for the holidays:

I used a raspberry pi running FreeBSD for each monitor. The bottom monitor is running aafire which gives a nice fireplace effect. I did some big text in figlet for the message.

I also put together a paper card by using the gcard package in latex to put together some cards. This relies on double sided printing to get the message inside the cards. It was a bit of trouble(I had to trim the cards down), but the cards came out quite well for an hours work.

Card Outside

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage{gcard}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\setmainfont{Ubuntu Light}

\begin{document}

\begin{frontcover}
\centering
\makebox[0pt]{\includegraphics[width = .5\paperwidth, height=13.9cm]{card.jpg}}
\end{frontcover}

\begin{insideright}
\centering
\makebox[0pt]{\includegraphics[width = .5\paperwidth, height=13.9cm]{card.jpg}}
\end{insideright}

\begin{insideleft}
\end{insideleft}

\begin{backcover}
\end{backcover}

\end{document}


Card Inside

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage{gcard}
\usepackage{fontspec}

\setmainfont{Ubuntu Light}

\begin{document}
\begin{frontcover}
\centering{
{\large{Happy Hacking}}

{\large{From Everyone at 57North Hacklab}}
}
\end{frontcover}

\begin{insideright}
\centering{
{\large{Happy Hacking}}

{\large{From Everyone at 57North Hacklab}}
}
\end{insideright}

\begin{insideleft}
\end{insideleft}

\begin{backcover}
\end{backcover}

\end{document}


This generates two pdf files, I used pdfjoin to join them together into one file:

pdfjoin inside.pdf outside.pdf -o hackmascard.pdf


pdf is here