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About This Month's Authors
Larry Ayers 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.
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.
John M. Fisk
John Fisk is most noteworthy as the former editor of the Linux Gazette.
After three years as a General Surgery resident and
Research Fellow at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
John decided to ":hang up the stethoscope":, and pursue a
career in Medical Information Management. He's currently a full
time student at the Middle Tennessee State University and hopes
to complete a graduate degree in Computer Science before
entering a Medical Informatics Fellowship. In his dwindling
free time he and his wife Faith enjoy hiking and camping in
Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. He has been an avid Linux fan,
since his first Slackware 2.0.0 installation a year and a half
One of Guy Geens's many interests is using Linux. One of his dreams is to
be paid for being a Linux geek. Besides his normal work, he is the (rather
inactive) maintainer of his research group's web pages
Ivan Griffin is a research postgraduate student in the ECE department at the
University of Limerick, Ireland. His interests include C++/Java, WWW, ATM, the
UL Computer Society (http://www.csn.ul.ie) and of course Linux
Michael J. Hammel
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.
Mike List is a father of four teenagers, musician, printer (not
laserjet), and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July.
Dave Phillips is a blues guitarist & singer, a computer musician
working especially with Linux sound & MIDI applications, an avid
t'ai-chi player, and a pretty decent amateur Latinist. He lives and
performs in Findlay OH USA.
Henry graduated from St. Olaf College, MN where he first used BSD UNIX
on a PDP-11 and VAX. He first started to use Linux in the
Fall of 1994. He has been working for InfoMagic since June of 1995
as the lead Linux technical person. He is now an avid Red Hat user.
Michael lives the Linux life. After downloading and patching together his
first system in '93, he fast became a Linux junkie. Long a proponent of the
GNU philosophy (publishing books and music albums under the GPL), he sees in
Linux a Vision. Enough so that he spends his time developing a custom
distribution (based on Debian) and related documentation for writers and
other "creative" types and have formed a consulting firm based on
His company, Design Science Labs,
does Linux consulting for small-scale business and art ventures.
He has written for Rolling Stone, 2600: The Hacker
Quarterly and Alternative Press. He's a staff writer for US Rocker,
where he writes about underground rock bands.
Josh Turiel is the IS Manager of a small advertising agency South of
Boston. He also runs the Grater Boston Network Users Group
(http://www.bnug.org/). He also writes and does consulting work, as well.
Since he has no life whatsoever as a result, his rare home time is spent
sucking up to his wife and maintaining his cats.
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.
My assistant, Amy Kukuk, did
ALL the work this month other than this page. If this keeps up,
I may have to make her the Editor. Thanks
very much for all the good work, Amy.
These days my mind seems to be fully occupied with Linux Journal. As
a result, I've been thinking I need a vacation. And, in fact, I do. I had
been planning to take off a week in June to visit my grandchildren in San
Diego, California, but just learned that their current school district is
year round -- no summers off. Somehow this seems anti-kid, anti-freedom
and just plain hideous. I remember the summers off from school as a time
for having fun, being free of assignments and tests -- a time to
sit in the top of a tree in our backyard reading fiction, while the tree gently
swayed in the breeze (I was fairly high up). It was great. I wouldn't want
to ever give up those summers of freedom. I wish I still had them. Ah well,
no use pining for "the good ol' days". The grandkids will get some time off
from school in August, and I will just have to put off the vacation until
Stop the Presses
Be watching the Hot Linux News (link on The Front Page) on June 7 for an
important announcement concerning the trademark issue.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 18, June 1997, http://www.ssc.com/lg/
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