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About This Month's Authors
Larry lives on a small farm
in northern Missouri, where he is currently engaged in building a
timber-frame house for his family. He operates a portable band-saw mill,
does general woodworking, plays the fiddle and searches for rare
prairie plants, as well as growing shiitake mushrooms. He is also
struggling with configuring a Usenet news server for his local ISP.
David is a Computer Network Consultant specializing in Linux,
but he begrudgingly works with Windows and those ``real'' Unix
boxes like DEC 5000s and Suns. When he's not working, he can be found
hacking his own system or enjoying the view of Seattle from 2,500 feet up
in an airplane. He welcomes your comments, criticisms, witticisms, and will
be happy to further obfuscate the issue.
Joe has worked in software development for 24 years.
He has served as programmer, analyst, consultant, and
manager. He started writing about the industry in 1994
and his monthly column (Papa Joe's Dweebspeak Primer)
became a favorite in Austin's "Tech Connected" magazine.
The Dweebspeak Primer exists today in the form of an
email newsletter and website. His articles have been
reprinted in places like IBM Personal Systems Magazine,
the legendary e-zine phrack, and the Manchester Guardian.
Jim is the proprietor of
Starshine Technical Services.
His professional experience includes work in the technical
support, quality assurance, and information services (MIS)
departments of software companies like
Peter Norton Group, and
McAfee Associates -- as well as
positions (field service rep) with smaller VAR's.
He's been using Linux since version 0.99p10 and is an active
participant on an ever-changing list of mailing lists and
newsgroups. He's just started collaborating on the 2nd Edition
for a book on Unix systems administration.
Jim is an avid science fiction fan -- and was
married at the World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim.
Michael J. Hammel
is a transient software engineer with a background in
everything from data communications to GUI development to Interactive Cable
systems--all based in Unix. His interests outside of computers
include 5K/10K races, skiing, Thai food and gardening. He suggests if you
have any serious interest in finding out more about him, you visit his home
pages at http://www.csn.net/~mjhammel. You'll find out more
there than you really wanted to know.
Bill runs http://www.CPUReview.com, a computer hardware oriented
site. He is a systems analyst who designs real time industrial control
software for a custom engineering company in Richmond, B.C. Bill is also
the proprietor of a small web design / hosting / consulting business (Web
Phil Hughes is the publisher of Linux Journal, and thereby Linux
Gazette. He dreams of permanently tele-commuting from his home on the
Pacific coast of the Olympic Peninsula.
As an employer, he is "Vicious, Evil,
Mean, & Nasty, but kind of mellow" as a boss should be.
Ron is the self taught, fairly unstable, and hopelessly
unskilled proprietor of Blackwing Communications.
He welcomes your comments, questions, and
corrections. When he's not giving out crummy advice, he can usually be
found warping young and old minds with what little expertise he has
managed to retain.
James M. Rogers
James, his wife, and their pets have moved to a new home on the Olympic
Peninsula In Washington State. I am now a Systems Programmer for
the University of Washington Medical Center and Harbor View Medical Center.
I work on the interfaces between medical computer systems.
Shay Rojansky is an 18-year-old high school
student about to be drafted into the Israeli
Defence Forces (IDF), where he hopes to push
Linux as an OS. He sometimes works in his
high school as a system administrator (mainly
Vincent is a programmer, Unix/network administrator, and avid
Linuxer who goes snow skiing every chance he gets. The day he
installed Linux version 0.12 approximately seven years ago and saw how
well it ran, he bulk erased most of his floppy disks containing
software for other operating systems and went out and celebrated.
Martin is a European citizen born in The Netherlands in 1953
and living with his wife in Helsinki, Finland, since 1981, where he is
employed as a research professor at the Finnish Geodetic Institute.
His first UNIX experience was in 1984 with OS-9, running on a Dragon
MC6809E home computer (64k memory, 720k disk!). He is a relative newcomer
to Linux, installing RH4.0 February 1997 on his home PC and, encouraged,
only a week later on his job PC. Now he runs 5.0 at home, job soon to
Special Linux interests: LyX, Pascal (p2c), tcl/tk.
Branden R. Williams
Branden is Vice President of I-Net Solutions, Inc.
(http://www.inetinc.net/). There he consults with several other
companies doing UNIX system and network administration, security
management, and system performance tuning. When he is not in the
office, he enjoys sailing, camping, and astronomy.
Thanks to all our authors, not just the ones above, but also those who wrote
giving us their tips and tricks and making suggestions. Thanks also to our
new mirror sites.
The news this month and last was gathered by
Ellen Dahl. Amy Kukuk put the News Byte column together for me. Thanks to
them both for good and needed help.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 32, September 1998,
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