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About This Month's Authors
Steve was born in Mexico City and received his education in the U. S.
He has a Ph.D. in Physics from the State University of NY. His
first job was working with a medical imaging group at the University of
Texas medical school, writing software in the development effort to
build a positron emission tomography camera.
Since 1995 he has been a
staff scientist for the physics department at Brookhaven National
Laboratory. He is currently moving out of high energy
physics into nuclear physics by joining the PHENIX experiment at the
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, where he'll be working on the data
Besides physics and computing, he engages in roller blading, cycling,
camping and travel.
Paul is a computer hobbyist primarily, working on the FreeWorld
BBS software(http://www.freeworldbbs.org) for Linux in his off-time and
setting up networks with some system administration for a web-hosting
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.
the ComputerHelperGuy, lives in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada; the "Catfish
Capitol of North America" if not the world. He is on the Internet at
www.chguy.net. He tells us "I have been a PC user since 1983 when I got my start as a
Radio Shack manager. After five years in the trenches, I went into
business for myself. Now happily divorced from reality, I live next to my
Linux box and sell and support GPL distributions of all major Linux
flavours. I was a beta tester for the PC version of Playmaker Football and
I play `pentium-required' games on the i486. I want to help Linux become a
great success in the gaming world, since that will be how Linux will take
over the desktop from DOS." It is hard to believe that his five years of
university was only good for fostering creative writing skills.
Howard is a PC Technician and ad-hoc UNIX Administrator. He has used Linux
in a number of different applications including ISP, DHCP, etc. He is working on
building a Beowulf style computer. He implemented this CD-ROM server and can be
reached at email@example.com.
Jim is the proprietor of
Starshine Technical Services.
His professional experience includes work in the technical
support, quality assurance, and information services (MIS)
departments of software companies like
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.
Scott has been programming and administering mainframes and PCs for 15
years professionally. He has used C++ for about 5 years, and did COBOL
prior to that. He is currently working as a C++ contractor in Sydney.
Outside work he enjoys spending time with his wife and three year old
He is now looking for an STL algorithm that likes renovating houses.
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.
Michael has been working with Linux for about five years now and
works for Cablevision Systems in New York as a Web/Tech Administrator. In
his spare time (ha!) he works on Everything Linux, a premiere Linux site on
the Internet (http://eunuchs.org/linux/index.html), writes software, hacks
until 3am and enjoys creating all manners of computer graphics.
Manuel Arturo Izquierdo
Manuel is an archaeologist graduated at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Currently he is working at the National Astronomical Observatory at
the same university. There he has two research fields: the
Archaeoastronomy and the Digital Astronomical Image Processing.
He has been a Linux fan for three years using it for software development
with the Tcl/Tk package and recently the GTK toolkit.
The Observatory's network runs only under two platforms: Linux and
Macintosh. The Observatory is very interested in
promoting the use of Linux in the campus.
Ron is Manager of Systems for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
where he is responsible for the systems half of the Information Systems Group.
He has fourteen years of networking experience and both a BA and an MS in
Computer Science. His thesis was on fuzzy queries. He can be reached at
Ron has over 20 years experience in RF design, satellite systems, and
UNIX/NT administration. He currently resides in Central Missouri where he
will be spending the next 6 to 8 months recovering from knee surgery and
looking for some telecommuting work. Ron is married and has two stepchildren.
Dr. Lisse is a Senior Medical Officer at the Swakopmund State Hospital
on the Namibian coast. He is the founding Vice Chairman of the
Namibian Internet Development Foundation (NAMIDEF) which has connected
Namibia to the Internet in 1994 (using linux) and the country top
level Domain Administrator for NA. He has been using Linux exclusively
He is married to Martha and has two children, who prefer their
mother's Mac LCIII to Linux (even with KDE).
Mike is a father of four teenagers, musician,
and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July, 1997.
currently working at the University of Michigan Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory as a System Research Programmer. He
specializes in network programming and network security. His
background includes GUI development, embedded
systems development for medical products and programming visualization
tools for vehicle simulations. He is currently working on the
Michigan Adaptive Resource eXchange project (MARX), a dynamic
computational market designed to enable adaptive allocation of
resources in large-scale distributed information systems. The project
is part of DARPA/ITO's Information Survivability Program.
He is co-author of the paper "An API for Internet Auctions" appearing
in the September 1998 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal.
Deanis a computer technician for Inly Systems and member
of OCLUG. When not at work Dean enjoys spending time with his
wife and two daughters and playing with his aquarium.
Peter has a degree in Computer Security from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst and currently is employed at BigFoot Partners in
New York City.
Dan York is a technical instructor and the training manager for a technology training
company located in central New Hampshire. He has been working with the Internet and UNIX
systems for 13 years. While his passion is with Linux, he has also spent the past two-and-a-half
years working with Windows NT. He is both a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Microsoft
Certified Trainer and has also written a book for QUE on one of the MCSE certification exams.
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. Thanks also to Ellen Dahl and Amy Kukuk for their help
with News Bytes.
PBS has been showing a mystery series called "Jonathan Creek" that I have
been enjoying quite a bit. The show can be quite intellectually challenging
as each mystery is of the "locked door" variety. No car chases, no sirens, no
explosions -- just a dead body in a locked room with all the accompanying
questions. Quite a lot of fun, actually.
I've never been quite sure why the
makers of American T.V. shows feel that their audience doesn't want or know
how to use their brains.
Another interesting difference between American and British entertainment
is the actors. The British don't require that everyone be uniformly
beautiful. It's quite refreshing to see a show where the stars look like
you and your neighbors rather than high-fashion models or movie stars.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 34, November 1998,
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