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:

Fireplace Christmas Card

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