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Marius is 19 years old, and a student in the first year at Politehnica
Bucharest, Romania. Besides Linux, he also loves music (from rock to dance),
dancing, having fun, spending time with friends. He is interested also in
science in general (and that quantum spooky connection :) and says, "I like
cooking (okay, maybe I don't like it a lot, but I have to cook because I live
alone while I'm at studies in Bucharest. Poor me :-) poor neighbours :-)"
Part computer programmer, part cartoonist, part Mars Bar. At night, he runs
around in a pair of colorful tights fighting criminals. During the day... well,
he just runs around. He eats when he's hungry and sleeps when he's sleepy.
I am a new linux enthusiast who has been following the trend for over a
year now. I have successfully installed Debian and participate in
helping bring Linux to more people. I have been working with computers
for seven years on my own, learning as much as possible. I currently am
looking for a sales position within the Linux community. Talks are under
way with VALinux; my dream company. I have been a volunteer for both
Debian and LPI.
Sven, born in 1967, lives and studies
mathematics and computer science
in Berlin, Germany,
He supports the development of text based programs which are
freely available (OpenSource), highly customizable,
available on all platforms, and well supported.
He also comments all his setup files with lots of examples
and makes available them available as "webpages".
His favourite programs as of today are:
irc (sirc), lynx+w3m, (elm) mutt, slrn (nn, gnus), (tcsh) zsh.
He is the maintainer of the webpages on
slrn.org and vim.org.
For more info see http://go.to/guckes
or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a computer science major and LAN Admin at Lakeland College's Madison, WI,
campus as well as a member of the Wisconsin DOT Help Desk and Server Backup
teams. My previous Linux experience was solely with RedHat until installing
Caldera 2.2. I am a member of MadLUG (the Madison Linux User Group, at http://madlug.jvlnet.com) and an active
contributor to the user group's web presence. When I'm not playing with Linux,
I'm building and running my model railroad. I can be reached at email@example.com.
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.
Krassimir has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Ohio State University. He
also has an MA in Economics and a BA in Business (Finance, Accounting,
JC Pollman and Bill Mote
JC has been playing with Linux since kernel 1.0.59. He spend way too much
time at the keyboard and even let his day job - the military - interfere once in
a while. His 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.
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+ road-warrior 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.
James Rogers is a systems programmer specializing in the area of Cloverleaf
HL7 routers. He is also currently working on an open source library of HL7
routines. He hopes to use this library to write an open source HL7
is a Senior at Liberty University majoring in Computer Science.
Originally from Brazil, he works at
Whetstone Logic, Inc. as an
Online Application Developer.
He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Lynchburg Linux User Group in Lynchburg, Virginia.
In late January, I went to the 8th International
Python conference in
Arlington, VA, and attended the
Zope track. I have been a Python enthusiast
for several years, and have recently gotten excited about Zope, which is a
web application server. I came back with a year's worth of projects in my
head, and zopified my personal sites (mso.oz.net) last weekend. Now comes the harder
part: actually writing applications for this platform, especially since parts
of Zope are still in an alpha stage and are changing rapidly.
Eventually, the Gazette itself may migrate to a more interactive
environment like Zope. However, because the Gazette's unique
distribution network depends on it being implemented in simple HTML which can
be viewed anywhere (including off-line), we will think long and hard before
making any major changes which may limit its accessibility.
The folks who brought you the WTO protests are at it again with a plan to
Shut Down Microsoft. There will be a street theater action
February 7th at 7:15am. (Ugh, so early in the morning.) If you will be in the
Seattle area and want more information on this, contact Direct Action Network
at 206-632-1656 or 206-632-9482. I will try to have a report in next month's
Gazette on how it turns out. (Does this remind anybody of the
Silicon Valley Tea Party, when Linux enthusiasts crashed the
housewarming party for a Microsoft developer support center in Palo Alto, CA,
in 1998? Of course, the upcoming event will not be focused specifically on
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.
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Published in Issue 50 of Linux Gazette, February 2000