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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.
Norman M. Jacobowitz
Norman is a freelance writer and marketing consultant
based in Seattle, Washington. Please send your comments,
criticisms, suggestions and job offers to
Dr. Warren MacEvoy
Dr. Warren MacEvoy (email@example.com) has been a happy
Linux user since 1993. He enjoys reading with his son, Bryce, eating
really hot food and listening to disturbingly loud music. He also hates
putting commas inside of ``quotes,'' especially when the comma
is not part of what he is quoting!
Bill is the Technical Support Services manager for a multi-billion dollar
publishing company and is responsible for providing 1st and 2nd level
support services to their 500+ roadwarrior sales force as well as their
3,500 workstation and laptop users. He was introduced to Linux by a good
friend in 1996 and thought Slackware was the end-all-be-all of the OS world
... until he found Mandrake in early 1999. Since then he's used his
documentation skills to help those new to Linux find their way.
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.
Steve is an electronics engineer and been designing hardware for 30 years,
more or less. He got interested in Linux several years ago when he worked for a
local ISP: he put Linux on his machine and haven't looked back since. He like
to say he's semi-retired. That means when the money runs out, he'll go back to
I have been playing with linux since kernel 1.0.59. I spend way too much
time at the keyboard and even let my day job - the military - interfere once in
a while. My biggest concern about linux is the lack of documentation for the
intermediate user. There is already too much beginner's stuff, and the
professional material is often beyond the new enthusiast.
Erik is going to be a senior at North Raleigh Christian Academy next year. He's
been using Linux for a couple years now, and currently runs Debian. When he's
not staring at a monitor, he loves to ski, camp, backpack, and play basketball.
is a Senior at Liberty University majoring in Computer Science.
Originally from Brazil, now he works at the University's
Center. He is also a member of the
Lynchburg Linux User Group in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Jan W. Stumpel
Jan lives in Oegstgeest, The Netherlands.
There's not much to say this month. I was excited by the news about
Amiga adopting the Linux kernel (and about the rumors about Transmeta),
and by the report about TurboLinux outselling at least one version of
Windows 98 in Japan. I learned from JC Pollman's article about DNS.
JC, by the way, has agreed to do a new monthly series called
"The Linux Home System Administrator". These articles will be a little
more advanced than our articles for beginners.
Now, if only I hadn't been sick the past week and a half...
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 44, August 1999,
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