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While not building detectors
in search of the quark gluon plasma, Steve Adler spends his time either
4 wheeling around the lab grounds or writing articles about the people
behind the open source movement.
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.
Chris has been developing software for various systems
and hardware since 1973. He worked for 8 years as a Developer's
Support Engineer for Silicon Graphics, Inc. based in Southern California.
He is now working for DataDirect Networks assisting in the development
and test of SGI and Linux device drivers. He lives in Orange County,
Jack (is a consulting UNIX administrator
for Collective Technologies. Personal activities include his family,
church, leading a local UNIX users group in Houston (HOUNIX), and
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.
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.
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.
With this issue, Linux Gazette has a new editor. My name is Mike
Orr, and I have been SSC's Webmaster since April. Margie is still here to
advise me on the Gazette, and without her and Darcy's help, this
first issue would not have come out. Special thanks also goes to
Jim Dennis and Heather Stern, who also helped me out immensely this month.
I have been a Linux enthusiast since November 1991 and got my own computer
to install Linux on in 1993. I started with SLS and Slackware, but have been
running Debian since 1995. At times I can be seen lurking on the debian-devel
mailing list, but currently I hang out mostly in the comp.lang.python
I have a personal web page at
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