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About This Month's Authors
Tom has been working with computers since 1978.
Since then, I wrote my thesis (on emission lines in planetary nebulae)
on an Apple II, wrote the telemetry processing program with which NASA deduced
some of the early problems with the space telescope (its direct descendant is
still in use today), and lately a program that fixes a serious telemetry
formatting error on the EOS AM-1 satellite. I've written programs that
display tesseracts, simulate a star cluster with accurate stellar motions,
implement a new language (related to forth), and play the piano!
My interests include (in alphabetical order) 35mm photography, the
American Civil war, Astronomy, Beethoven, Chopin, Classical piano,
Cryptography, Explorer post 1275, Fixing old cars, History, Mathematics,
Rachmaninov, Science, Single Malt Scotch, Sports cars, Telescope making...
My wife and I have 2 kids, 2 cars, 2 birds and 1 18 year old cat.
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. His wife,
Heather Stern, is now doing the HTML for his column.
Michael has been working as a freelance Unix C/C++ developer
since 1989. More recently he's been working on web applications and
Unix server administration. Michael tripped over one of Linus's
postings back at the beginning of 1992 and has been hooked ever
Phil Hughes is the publisher of Linux Journal, and thereby Linux
Gazette. He dreams of permanently telecommuting 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.
Andy works at Digital Equipment Corporation doing
Digital Unix filesystems kernel development.
He thinks he's just hacking away at more and more C code,
and in his copious spare time, he hacks on lots of other
things, including all the trees in his neighborhood.
Feel free to send him
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
David manages scientific research at the U.S. Department of
Energy. Before that he earned his living as a theoretical plasma
physicist. He started programming on the IBM 650 using absolute machine
language and later graduated to CDC, DEC and Cray machines for his
research. But Linux is the most fun. He and his wife, Kathy, live
near Washington DC; they enjoy tennis, skiing, sailing, music, theater
and good food.
John works part-time at Café
Cyberia Edinburgh and is looking for a full-time job in Unix System
Administration. John has a first degree in Psychology and has
been playing on the Internet since he first discovered it in the
late eighties. Having worked for a while programming for Windows
3.1x he decided Linux was the way forward. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and his homepage
is at http://www.dvc.org.uk/johnny
Carlo is an Italian who does not live in Italy, an architect who
does not work as an architect. He spent the last decade developing
software for TV audience measurement calculation but he does not watch
TV. His secret wish is to become the in-house Linux expert for the
Tibetan government in exile in Dharamsala. Suggestions are welcome
at his e-mail address: email@example.com
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. And a special thanks to Heather Stern for the great job
she is doing on htmlizing "The Answer Guy". It looks good and she's saving
me a lot of work. :-)
My wonderful father-in-law, Ralph Richardson, has moved to Seattle from
Southern California. He's been here almost 2 weeks now and it's been fun
helping him get settled in and seeing him on a much more frequent basis. I
know we'll get used to him being here all the time, but right now getting
to see so much of him feels like vacation. And I can use as much vacation
as I can get! :-)
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 29, June 1998,
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