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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,
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.
Andrew has been using Linux for about three years and computers
for even longer. He is a Debian GNU/Linux developer and an
organizer of the High School Linux User Group site
(http://hs-lug.tux.org/). He can be reached
Michael J. Hammel
A Computer Science graduate of Texas Tech University, Michael J. Hammel,
email@example.com, 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.
Terry "Mongoose" Hendrix I
Terry has a web page at http://www.westga.edu:80/~stu7440/.
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
[Sean wrote the Caldera review in last month's LG, issue #42.]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Jeff is Production Manager of Mahaffeys' Quality Printing in
Jackson, Mississippi. He helped start the Linux Users Group of Jackson
(http://www.lugoj.org) "because we didn't have
one". Happily married, he has a yellow Labrador named Buckminster Fuller and
entirely too many computers. He'll discuss his Linux performance testing the
drop of a hat at email@example.com
Dan has been working in the corporate training field for
9 years and is currently employed in the Education department
of Linuxcare. He has
been working with the Internet and UNIX systems for the past
13 years and with PCs since the first Apples in 1977. He is
currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the
Linux Professional Institute and is very grateful that
Linuxcare allows him to spend part of his day working on LPI issues.
Dan is also the maintainer of
www.linuxtraining.org. He enjoys spending his almost-non-existent
free time with his wife and their greyhound and cat at home in New Hampshire.
I want to give a big thanks to our
authors this month for giving us such a substantial issue. This issue has
almost twice as many articles as last month, and I learned a thing or two
from some of them.
This issue is a little milestone for me. It marks my first time publishing
an ezine without outside help.
Dealing with the one letter where we didn't have a common language to
communicate with got me thinking about my interest in
Esperanto. Because if we all had a common, simple auxiliary
language to fall back on (one much easier to learn than English!), these things
wouldn't happen. Are there any Gazette readers who speak Esperanto?
If so and you'd like to chat, write me. Cxu estas iuj ajn legantoj je la
Gazette, kiuj parolas Esperante? Se jes, kaj se vi volus babili,
skribu al mi.
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 43, May 1999,
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