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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.
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.
Norman M. Jacobowitz
Norman is a freelance writer and marketing consultant
based in Seattle, Washington. Please send your comments,
criticisms, suggestions and job offers to email@example.com.
Al is a Systems Engineer with Resource Solutions International.
In his spare time, he plays with Linux, reads Usenet, rides an ATB
(all-terrain bike) and
enjoys cooking. He wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Nacho,
a big yellow tabby, to this article. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike is a father of four teenagers, musician,
and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July, 1997.
Aaron is the System Administrator at SSC.
Gerd's first computer was a Amiga 500, but since 1996 he works with
Linux. Few weeks ago he has finished his studies of computer science.
Currently he spends most of his time with developing WipeOut at
softwarebuero m&b. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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.
David has been using linux since he first encountered the sls
distribution in the Autumn of 1992. He works as an AIX systems administrator for
Unifi, INC. in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is married to Angel Penland, and
they share a house with 2 dogs and 4 cats. He can be reached at
Eric S. Raymond
Eric is a semi-regular contributor to Linux Journal. You
can find more of his writings, including his paper ``The Cathedral and
the Bazaar'', at http://www.ccil.org/~esr/.
Jan is an employee at Ericsson Data Netherlands BV (DSN).
He came in contact with UNIX in 1991 and is now working in the Internet/Intranet
business. Outside work, Jan spends time with his family and computers. He can
be reached at Jan.Rooijackers@dsn.ericsson.se.
Sean C. Starkey
Sean has been a Linux user for over four years. His first Linux
system had 0 as the major version number and came on floppy disks.
If you would like to know more about Sean, feel free to visit his web site
at http://rmi.net/~starkey/. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex is a Lead Software Engineer at Motorola and has his ows consulting
business. He is always taking some sort of class.
He just finished the class work toward a Ph.D.
in computer science, but only time will tell if it goes any further.
His wife, Diane, is certainly his best friend and biggest fan. He enjoys his
two Schnauzers, Brutus and Cleo, and his dozens of African Ciclids, too. He
is a licensed amateur radio operator, as is Diane, and they spend more than
a few nights together observing the skies through their 5-inch telescope.
They like to get out and stay active, to enjoy life together.
Robert is an Electrical Engineer with Kemet Electronics in equipment
engineering. He lives in the US but works in Mexico. He plays with computers
there, developing software using Linux (for embedded 6809 systems). This article
results from his current project, an instrument which will use a PC104 computer
running Linux. He is building the chassis in AutoCAD using full 3D to place PC
boards, relays and a lot of connectors. He really wishes he could do that in
Linux. He uses Tango for DOS for circuit design and PCB layout. He wishes he
could do that in Linux also.
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.
This last month I've just been working, working, working -- no time for
fun. Riley is off on our annual motorcycle trip without me; he's exploring
Utah and Arizona, all our favorite parks. So at least one of us is having
Actually, I'm having fun too. Working on LG always seems more like
fun than work and the same is true for Linux Journal. I've also been
doing some exploring of areas surrounding Seattle with my father-in-law,
who just moved up to this area. We had a two hour ferry wait last Saturday
that was frustrating yet comfortable because of the company. I think having
nice in-laws is a definite plus in life. At any rate, we've seen some
beautiful scenery, including a trip to Snoqualmie Falls and one to the
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 30, July 1998,
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