QSP Newsletter


Current Issue

The current issue of the QSP Newsletter is Volume 35 Issue 07, released January 2015. In this issue:

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QSP Web Feed

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QSP and club announcements list

We now have an announcements mailing list. The site is now hosted on Yahoo! Groups. You can subscribe, post and view prior messages by visiting the group webpage...


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Contributing to QSP

Articles of all kinds are welcome. Due to the increasing amounts of spam, a new email alias for QSP correspondance has been created. Please send all correspondence to:

(remember to remove the interference (the letters, Q R M) from the address before sending -- this is an anti-spam measure)

Or see the contact page for other modes of contact.

Some tips for electronic contributions...

For best results... try to send the text of your article in one of these formats:

Note that as I do not run a IBM compatible clone running the Windows operating system, it is therefore impossible to run Microsoft Office 2007, and therefore read the files generated by it. Documents produced by earlier versions of this office suite can be read, but with a lesser guarantee that it will be read correctly.

All versions of Microsoft Word since Word for Windows 6.0 are capable of saving a document as Rich Text format. All versions of Microsoft Word since Office 97 are capable of producing HTML documents... and all versions of Office (and indeed any Windows application) may produce PDFs by using a PDF generation virtual printer, such as PDFCreator. As such, I consider usage of this format, as a last resort.

For diagrams... I recommend these formats for best results. These are vector graphic formats, and will ensure your diagram can be scaled without pixellation.

If you don't have the graphic in vector form, these lossless bitmap formats also work well.

For photos, JPEG is the best option, although you can use PNG and BMP too. Try to avoid using JPEG for diagrams however -- being a lossy format, any images with sharp lines and flat areas of colour are generally poorly reproduced by this image format.