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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.
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 more than 20 years experience in the RF/Satellite Communications
and Networking Industry. He divides his time between his Ozark homeland
and the "nasty stankin' city." I change this thing every time just to see
if anyone notices. ;-)
Chris is a computer science major in his senior year at Eastern Washington
Mark founded The Computer Underground, Inc. in June of 1998. Since then,
he has been working on Linux solutions for his customers ranging from custom
computer hardware sales to programming and networking. Mark specializes in Perl,
SQL, and HTML programming along with Beowulf clusters. Mark believes in the
concept of contributing back to the Linux community which helped to start his
company. Mark and his employees are always looking for exciting projects to do.
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/.
Doc is the Sr. Editor at Linux Journal.
He has been writing on technology and other issues for most of his life, but
resists learning vi.
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.
Thomas works for the state electricity utility ESKOM in Cape Town, South Africa
as a Support Engineer. He have used Turbo Pascal for many years, and more
recently Delphi. He started learning Red Hat Linux 5.1 after hearing about
the stability and features of Linux. He is now on a steep UNIX learning
curve, reading the various HOWTO's, Guides and Man pages whenever he has
a spare moment.
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.
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.
The time has come for me to again pass on the reins of Linux Gazette.
I need my weekends back for sanity. I have enjoyed doing LG and will
miss it. You can bet that I will still be keeping an eye on things as
SSC hired Mike Orr as webmaster in April and he will be taking over LG
with the next issue.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 41, May 1999,
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