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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.
the ComputerHelperGuy, lives in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; the "Catfish
Capitol of North America" if not the world. He is on the Internet at
www.chguy.net. He tells us "I have been a PC user since 1983 when I got my start as a
Radio Shack manager. After five years in the trenches, I went into
business for myself. Now happily divorced from reality, I live next to my
Linux box and sell and support GPL distributions of all major Linux
flavours. I was a beta tester for the PC version of Playmaker Football and
I play `pentium-required' games on the i486. I want to help Linux become a
great success in the gaming world, since that will be how Linux will take
over the desktop from DOS." It is hard to believe that his five years of
university was only good for fostering creative writing skills.
Jim is the proprietor of
Starshine Technical Services and is now working for LinuxCare.
His professional experience includes work in the technical
support, quality assurance, and information services (MIS)
departments of software companies like
Quarterdeck, Symantec/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.
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. Ron has begun to worry about referring to himself in
the third person.
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
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 garage. Sometimes he hears voices.
James and Shala Rogers live on the Olympic Peninsula in the middle of
nowhere. James is a systems programmer for the University of Washington
Medical Centers, Harborview Medical Centers and the University of
Washington Physicians Network. He is a Health Level 7 Interface
programmer who is currently writing a GNU licensed HL7 interface. These
interfaces allow approximately 40 medical computer systems to
communicate with each other across the entire Seattle Metropolitan area.
Richard is a Professor of computer science at Eastern
Washington University in Cheney, WA. He is also a part-time ski
patroller at Schweitzer Mountain near Sandpoint, Idaho. His computer
science interests include Fuzzy Logic, Application-Specific Languages
and Parallel, Distributed, Real-time Industrial Control. He is an
enthusiastic user of Debian/GNU Linux.
Karyl F. Stein
Karyl is an undergraduate student at Purdue University. He has been
involved with running various public-access systems for a number of years
including "America's First Public Access UNIX System" M-Net, (found at
m-net.arbornet.org), and his own personal system, Freeport, (which may be found
Matus has been avid an avid Linux user for many years now.
Web page design has been dear to hime due to many jobs he receives being
webmaster and making web pages, and since he will not touch anything but
Linux, that is where he makes his web pages.
Paul is an electrical engineer who, together with wife Suzanne,
has four young children, a mortgage, and little free time. So he is glad
to be able to play with Linux at his job with Hewlett-Packard Company,
where he has worked since 1994. Paul graduated with a M.Sc.E.E. from
Brigham Young University.
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.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 39, April 1999,
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