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About This Month's Authors
Randy Appleton is a professor of Computer Science at Northern Michigan
University. Randy got his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. He has
been involved with Linux since before version 0.9. Current research
includes high performance pre-fetching file systems, with a coming port to
the 2.X version of Linux. Other interests include airplanes, especially
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.
Rick is an American living and working in the United Kingdom as
a computer programming consultant. He is currently attempting to wean
himself off late nights, coffee, and computers, on to early morning jogs
and fresh orange juice. Unfortunately it isn't working that well.
Bernard is a self-employed programmer/analyst in Sydney, Australia. He
mainly works on developing software for handheld pen PCs. His web page is at
http://www.moreinfo.com.au/bjd/. He hopes to set up a Web Server running
Linux at some time in the future. Comments, etc. can be sent to
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.
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.
Mike List is a father of four teenagers, musician,
and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July.
Leonardo is originally from Brazil. He has a degree in CS and is currently a
Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Engineering at Northwestern University. He
also enjoy computers, playing soccer and guitar, and fast cars.
Eric is studying computer
science in Toulouse, France, and is a member of the local Linux Users
Group. He enjoys programming, cycling and Led Zeppelin. He admits to
once having owned a Macintosh, but denies any connection with the the
Eric Conspiracy Secret
Russell C. Pavlicek
Russell is employed by Digital Equipment Corporation as a software
consultant serving US Federal Government customers in the Washington D.C.
area. He is constantly looking for opportunities to employ Linux on the job.
He lives with his lovely wife and wonderful children in rural Maryland
where they serve Yeshua and surround themselves with a variety of furry
creatures. His opinions are entirely his own (but he will allow you to adopt
one or two if you ask nicely).
Steven is a computer science student at the University of Waterloo. He
has been running Linux as his primary operating system for over 3 years.
Steven is a licensed private pilot
who's hobbies include flying, reading, and advocating the spread of Unix.
His web page can
be seen at http://www.interlog.com/~ssinger
Kristian Elof Sørensen
lives in Copenhagen, Denmark where he makes database enabled web-sites,
builds intranets, programs, trains users and does other forms of
Inter/intra-net contracting work.
He has made some of the information on
The Linux Rescource Exchange,
but apart from that hasn't contributed to Linux.
When not working, he likes to study Nordic and British 19th century
philosophy and literature.
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.
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.
Thanks to my wonderful husband, Riley, for the hard work he has done
the last three months to help get LG out. He has, however, decided that
he no longer wishes to take
full responsibility for Linux Gazette so I am once more in the
driver's seat. Whether or not I decide to outsource it again remains to be
In the meantime, I'm having fun and enjoying all the mail and good articles
that you guys have been sending in. Lots of you have subscribed to our
announcement service and it seems to be working well -- no complaints!
Linux Journal has redesigned its Linux Resources Page.
Check it out and give us your comments and suggestions. We'd like these
pages to be community effort and will provide space for discussion groups
and Linux projects. Just get in touch with our webmaster.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 25, February 1998,
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