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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.
Chris (email@example.com) is a computer security consultant and is
the Vice President of the Silicon Valley Linux User's Group.
(http://www.svlug.org/). He enjoys Linux, studying terrorism and population
statistics. He also grooves on a good Pale Ale. His personal web page can
be found at http://www.dibona.com/.
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 is a father of four teenagers, musician,
and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July, 1997.
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
Compaq Computer Corporation (formerly
with Digital Equipment Corporation)
as a software consultant serving US Federal Government customers in the
Washington D.C. area. He runs the
Corporate Linux Advocate Homepage and can be reached at
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).
Michel has been breaking Linux machines in the ISP business for
years. His idols are K&R, Godel and Duke Ellington. When not in the
mountains Michel can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
Greg Roelofs escaped from the University of Chicago with a degree in
astrophysics and fled screaming to Silicon Valley, where he now does
outrageously cool graphics, 3D and compression stuff for Philips Research.
He is a member of Info-ZIP and the PNG group, and he not only maintains
web pages for both of those but also for himself and for the Cutest Baby
in the Known Universe. He can be reached by e-mail at
or on the web at http://pobox.com/~newt/.
James M. Rogers
James, his wife, and their pets have moved to a new home on the Olympic
Peninsula In Washington State. I am now a Systems Programmer for
the University of Washington Medical Center and Harbor View Medical Center.
I work on the interfaces between medical computer systems.
Doc is President of The Searls Group, a Silicon Valley
consultancy, and a co-founder of Hodskins Simone and Searls.
He has been writing on technology and other issues for most of his life.
The Flack Jacket series of essays is collected in Reality
Other series are Positions and Milleniana. He can be reached
via e-mail at 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.
My grandaughter, Rebecca is visiting me this week. We've been having a good
time going to all the fun places around Seattle and have a lot more to
visit. Her sister Sarah will be arriving on Friday to visit a week with me
too. I feel very fortunate to have 2 such wonderful granddaughters. Rebecca
loves to dance and is taking ballet, jazz and tap. Sarah is a Tae Kwon Do
student. Pictures of both can be found on my home page.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 31, August 1998,
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