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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.
Gerd has worked as a software engineer with various flavors of Unix since 1988.
1994 he realized that using Linux could make his every-day work more
Since that time he has used Linux and various GNU-software. He lives in Essen,
In my spare time I build model-steam engines using real hardware: lathe,
milling-machine and a lot of hand tools.
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.
John Fisk is most noteworthy as the former editor of the Linux Gazette.
After three years as a General Surgery resident and
Research Fellow at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
John decided to ":hang up the stethoscope":, and pursue a
career in Medical Information Management. He's currently a full
time student at the Middle Tennessee State University and hopes
to complete a graduate degree in Computer Science before
entering a Medical Informatics Fellowship. In his dwindling
free time he and his wife Faith enjoy hiking and camping in
Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. He has been an avid Linux fan,
since his first Slackware 2.0.0 installation a year and a half
One of Guy Geens's many interests is using Linux. One of his dreams is to
be paid for being a Linux geek. Besides his normal work, he is the (rather
inactive) maintainer of his research group's web pages at http://www.elis.rug.ac.be/~ggeens.
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.
Håkon is 24 years old and lives in Norway. He is educated as an
Electronics Engeneer and has one year of computer science in addition.
He is about to begin his first job as a Software Development Engineer
at Ericsson. Linux has been installed on his computer since version
1.0.8 and has has grown from just a tool to explore Unix into his
favorite operating system.
Andy is currently studying physics at Arizona State University. When not
on-line (most of his waking hours), he enjoys reading, bicycling and
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 assistant, Amy Kukuk, did all the work again this month.
She's so good to me. Thank you, Amy.
Vacations are fun and wonderful, but mine sure put me behind schedule with my
Linux Journal work. My grandchildren are even smarter and more
beautiful than I remembered. It was a much needed break, and I expect to
get caught up this week. :-)
Linux Journal is expanding to 116 pages
and going to perfect binding with the October issue. No wonder I'm working
Riley is going off again this Saturday for our
annual week-long motorcyle trek with friends. This time I'm staying home.
:-( Oh, well, perhaps next year. (Needless to say, our motorcycle is a BMW.)
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 20, August 1997, http://linuxgazette.net/
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