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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.
Dr. Richard L. Dubs
When Dr. Dubs is not playing with Linux, he is a Senior Scientist with a
Virginia-based defense contractor. He lives in an idyllic community in
Rockville, MD with his wife, two kids and the family cat.
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.
Tom is 24 years old, married to the most wonderful woman in the
world, and he works as a Systems Programmer for Rutgers University
Telecommunications Division. Hobbies, other than Linux, include
listening to and performing classical/romantic-period piano music,
writing piano arrangements for church, woodworking, and recreational
shooting. I can be reached at email@example.com or
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.
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
Cary O'Brien lives in Washington DC, and refers to himself, when
pressed, as a "systems engineer". He is currently Vice President of Optim
Systems, Inc., which provides products and services to the the
telecommunications industry. He has been messing with computer
hardware and software since high school. He is married with two
children, 4 and 7, who are starting with computers even earlier.
Alessandro Usseglio Viretta
Alessandro, European citizen and physicist, is a Ph.D. student at the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology in Zurich. During daytime he's trying to learn the art
of cryo-electron-microscopy but at night he turns himself into the abominable
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.
Lots of excitement in the air these days what with free Netscape and
the debate over OpenSource. We're going through some interesting times.
Well, not much to report this montho on a personal front--work!
work! work! makes Margie a dull woman.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 26, March 1998,
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