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About This Month's Authors
Larry Ayers 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.
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.
John M. Fisk
John Fisk is most noteworthy as the former editor of the Linux Gazette.
After three years as a General Surgery resident and
Research Fellow at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
John decided to ":hang up the stethoscope":, and pursue a
career in Medical Information Management. He's currently a full
time student at the Middle Tennessee State University and hopes
to complete a graduate degree in Computer Science before
entering a Medical Informatics Fellowship. In his dwindling
free time he and his wife Faith enjoy hiking and camping in
Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. He has been an avid Linux fan,
since his first Slackware 2.0.0 installation a year and a half
Michael J. Hammel
Michael J. Hammel,
is a transient software engineer with a background in
everything from data communications to GUI development to Interactive Cable
systems--all based in Unix. His interests outside of computers
include 5K/10K races, skiing, Thai food and gardening. He suggests if you
have any serious interest in finding out more about him, you visit his home
pages at http://www.csn.net/~mjhammel. You'll find out more
there than you really wanted to know.
Bob Hepple has been hacking at Unix
under a variety of excuses and has somehow been paid for it
at least some of the time. It's allowed him to pursue
another interest - living in warm, exotic countries
including Hong Kong, Australia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lesotho
and (presently) Singapore. His initial aversion to the cold
was learned in the UK. Ambition - to stop working for the
credit card company and taxman and to get a real job - doing
this, of course!
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this month's issue!
I'm very excited to edit the Linux Gazette for October.
At my last job, where I fixed computers for a big
company, I was talking with a woman about life in general
while fixing her computer, and suddenly she blurted:
"Oh my God! You're really a computer geek!"
She immediately apologized and explained that she didn't
mean any offense, even though I had a huge smile on my face
and was trying to explain that I appreciated the compliment.
After many experiences like that, working with
SSC has been a welcome change. And since Linux Gazette is one of
the places where geeks come home to roost, I'm happy to be a part of it.
I just came back from the
Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing,
which was held in San Jose, California this year. To quote Bill and Ted,
it was totally awesome! I got to meet the illustrious Anita Borg, the
amazing Ruzena Bajcny, and the inspiring Fran Allen from IBM, as well
as many many many others who came from all over the country, and from dozens
of countries from around the world. It was the most incredible even that I have
ever attended, and I encourage everyone to go to the next one which
will be in the year 2000.
Margie Richardson will return next month as Editor-In-Chief, and I'll be helping out on the sidelines. I'm really glad that I got the chance to be the Big Cheese for a month. :)
Keep sending those articles to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Until next month, keep reading and keep hacking!
Editor, Linux Gazette email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 22, October 1997, http://linuxgazette.net/
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