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About This Month's Authors
Bob consults, lectures and publishes on Internet and Web engineering
topics. Mr. Adkins expects developing economies to benefit greatly through
the right application of open source software. He can be reached at
Stephen, known as a Linux devotee by
Linux Today, started using Linux in Feb of 1996 and GNU software
since 1990. He is a nuclear physicist working on the PHENIX detector at Brookhaven National Laboratory
where he hopes to help in the discovery of the
quark gluon plasma (QGP).
The QGP is a new state of nuclear matter which is postulated to exist
according to our current understanding nuclear and elementary particle
physics. Stephen is using Linux and GNU software to help try to
reach this goal.
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.
Michael J. Hammel
A Computer Science graduate of Texas Tech University, Michael J. Hammel,
firstname.lastname@example.org, is an software developer specializing in X/Motif
living in Dallas, Texas (but calls Boulder, CO home for some reason).
His background includes everything from data
communications to GUI development to Interactive Cable systems, all based in
Unix. He has worked for companies such as Nortel, Dell Computer, and
Michael writes the monthly Graphics Muse column in the Linux Gazette,
maintains the Graphics Muse Web site and theLinux Graphics mini-Howto, helps
administer the Internet Ray Tracing Competition (http://irtc.org) and
recently completed work on his new book "The Artist's Guide to the Gimp",
published by SSC, Inc. His outside interests include running, basketball,
Thai food, gardening, and dogs.
John is a freelance writer and consultant specializing in
Enterprise Architecture and Open Source Software. He has 20 years
experience in the Information Technology industry.
For the last 5 years, John has been the Infrastructure Architect at NOVA
Gas Transmission Ltd. where he and his colleagues developed an
Information Technology Architecture based on Open System Standards.
John has published papers on in the USENIX association magazine
';login:' and the Middleware Spectra trade journal.
Ron has over 20 years experience in RF design, satellite systems, and
UNIX/NT administration. He currently resides in Central Missouri where
he is pursuing his writing, helping folks solve problems and find solutions,
teaching, and generally having a dandy time while looking for some telecommuting
work. Ron is married and has two stepchildren.
Jean Francois Martinez
Jean is a mainframe system administrator by day and a Linuxer by night. He began
using Minix in 1991 and Linux in 1994. His present project involves
adapting Linux for use by nontechnical users. He has a six year old
daughter named Agnes.
After 8 years, J.W. Pennington escaped from the U.S. Military and is
currently in hiding. He is posing as an older student who is completing his
degrees in Anthropology and Geology at the College of Charleston in South
Carolina. He began playing with computers at the age of 12, and still has
the TI 99/4A on which he taught himself BASIC. A collector of old
computers, his lifelong dream is to build a house in the shape and color of
a Vic-20, with a huge keyboard as the front porch, and a game port as the
Gilbert is a UNIX administrator, but helps out with all technology
at the hospital system where he works. He is an ex-linguist, with a special
interest in the Tupi-Guarani family of languages. He spends his weekends
picking up floppy diskettes thrown around by his 2-year old son.
Alolita advises commercial and government clients on software
engineering, telecommunications, service/network management, and
Internet/Web engineering. She is a keen Linux enthusiast and also enjoys
writing and lecturing on software and Web engineering. Ms. Sharma can be
reached at email@example.com.
Walt currently works as a Software Engineer for Downright
Software, LLC. In his spare time he enjoys working with Linux, playing
non-computer games, reading, and reviewing hardware and development
software. Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or ICQ# 5368391.
Dan is a technical instructor and the training manager for a technology
training company located in central New Hampshire. He has been working with the Internet
and UNIX systems for 13 years. While his passion is with Linux, he has also spent the past
two-and-a-half years working with Windows NT. He is both a Microsoft Certified System
Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer and has also written a book for QUE on one of the
MCSE certification exams. He is anxiously awaiting the day when he can start teaching
Linux certification classes.
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.
I'm sick of the impeachment trial and wish a way could be found for the Senate
to get on with "business as usual" without the Republicans feeling like
they have lost face. Of course, in my opinion they already have.
All the polls show the American people don't want Clinton impeached and
want the Congress to get on with their "real work". For the Republicans to
completely ignore this and go forward with the trial, all the time saying
the American people are apathetic, shows an incredible arrogance on their
part. They obviously think their
constituents have no intelligence and no opinions worth listening too.
I voted for Clinton but I wouldn't vote for him again. His complete lack of
judgement in his personal life is appalling. However, I don't think he has
done anything that can be called a "high crime".
Enough of the soap box.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 37, February 1999,
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