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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.
Kendall G. Clark
Kendall Clark is a PHD candidate in systematic theology at
Southern Methodist University. He
is hard at work on his dissertation using Red Hat 4.1, LaTeX,
and AucTeX & Xemacs. He helped found NTLUG in the summer of 1996
with Stephen Denny and Tim Jones and currently serves as Acting
President. He makes his home with his wife Hope in Dallas,
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.
suffered through two years of Los Angeles smog for a Masters degree in
library/information systems at UCLA. Linux swept him off his feet in grad
school and turned into a Network Administration career for the University.
Consulting on Internet strategy and info-system design in assorted
bored-rooms followed. Today he beams-in to www.interactivate.com from a
remote mountain cabin near Cuyamaca, California and is only required to
show his face at work once a week--nice job for the outdoors-loving and
socially inept. He lives with his lover Kathy and this incredible
high-altitude silence--punctuated only by the sound of wind rustling in the
Manzanita trees, hummingbirds fighting for a perch on the feeder, and that
reassuring whir of SCSI drives dancing with Linux under the desk. More life
story with explicit photos can be found at http://www.interactivate.com/people/sean/.
Jon "maddog" Hall
Jon "maddog" Hall is Senior Leader of Digital UNIX
Base Product Marketing, Digital Equipment Corporation.
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.
Rick Hohensee is a guitar bum and former construction executive who has
so many irons in the fire he can't keep the fire going. Visit him on
the web at http://cqi.com/~humbubba.
Mike List is a father of four teenagers, musician, printer (not
laserjet), and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July.
Jesper Pedersen lives in Odense, Denmark, where he has studied computer science
at Odense University since 1990. He expects to obtain his degree in a year and
a half. He has a great job as a system manager at the
university, and also teaches computer science two hours a week. He is very
proud of his "child," The Dotfile Generator, which he wrote as part of his
job at the university. The idea for it came a year and a half ago, when he had
to learn how to configure Emacs by reading about 700 pages of the lisp manual.
It started small, but as time went by, it expanded into a huge project.
In his spare time, he does Yiu-Yitsu, listens to music, drinks beer and has fun with
his girl friend. He loves pets, and has a 200 litre aquarium and two very cute
Jay Painter is the Systems Administrator at SSC.
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 many, many thanks to Amy for doing most of the work
Seattle--always a wonderful event. Riley and I spent the morning working
in the yard, clearing out a flower bed that was overgrown with grass. It
felt like hard physical labor after sitting at a desk all week. We rewarded
ourselves by taking a spin on the motorcycle along the Sound. Even as
passenger there is something about riding on a motorcycle that puts a smile
on my face. I guess it helps that I have complete trust in Riley's driving
Afterward I went to the Opera House for a talk about Il Trovatore by
Giuseppe Verdi (or Joe Green, as Riley likes to call him). I had seen
the opera itself on Wednesday night--a silly
story as usual but, oh, such
wonderful music! I think it has to be one of my favorites. At any rate
the talk was informative and fun and made a nice end to a very wonderful
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette firstname.lastname@example.org
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