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About This Month's Authors
Hassan is a Ph.D. degree holder in numerical techniques
applied to electromagnetics from the University of Ottawa,
Canada. He is presently working with NORTEL NETWORKS in
Ottawa, Canada, as a specialist in software tools used to
predict signal integrity, and electromagnetic compatibility
(EMC) on printed circuit boards. Having been introduced to
Linux by a friend about 2 years ago, he has never stopped
having fun with it. Hassan loves to write about whatever
little he knows about for others to learn or to correct
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.
John currently works as a software engineer at Cobalt
Microserver. When he's not hacking Cobalt's cute blue Qube,
he's hanging out with his wife Rachel and newborn son Ethan. John is
also the author of Samba: Integrating UNIX and Windows, published by
Bryan Patrick Coleman
attends the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he is
persuing a B.S. in both Computer Science and Anthropology. He has been
involved with Linux since 1994 kernel?, and helped found the Triad Linux
Users Group located in central North Carolina. His future plans are for a
PhD in computer science and a career where he can use Linux.
Paul is a Ph.D. student at the Mathematics Institute Warwick
university. To help finance his studies he also works in the dept.
computer support team, mostly writing documentation. His main interest
outside of Maths and Linux, is American Football, in particular playing
for the university team, the Warwick Wolves.
Jurgen is an Analyst/programmer in financial company (Y2K and
He became interested in microprocessors 18 years ago, when my eyes saw
the TRS-80 in the
Tandy (Radio Shack) catalog.
I read all I could find about microprocessors, which was
then mostly confined to 8080/8088/Z80. The only thing he could do back
then was write
programs in assembler without even having a computer.
When he was 18, he gathered enough money to buy his first computer,
the Sinclair ZX
Spectrum. He studied electronics and learned programming mostly
on his own. He worked with
several languages (C, C++, xBase/Clipper, Cobol, FORTH) and several
different systems in
different areas: programming of test equipment, single- and
multi-user databases in
quality control and customer support, and PLCs in an aluminium
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.
Vivek is a third year BTech student at the Indian Institute of Technology, and
has been using Linux for the past two years, both at home and college.
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.
Chris is a system administrator at the University of Alberta's
Mathematics Department. A little on the paranoid side, his main
interests are in security and cryptography. Still a student,
his plans include graduate work in Computing Science and moving
to warmer lands.
Gustavo teachs database courses at Universitario
Autonomo del Sur (Montevideo, Uruguay). He is also the webmaster of the only
official mirror site of Linux Gazette in his country
[http://www.silab.ei.edu.uy/lg/]. He is a Linux average user and also a
Microsoft Certified Professional in NT. He hopes that is not considered a
great disadvantage :-)
Joe Merlino is a library assistant at Georgia Tech. He lives with his wife
in Athens, Georgia. Consequently, he spends a lot of time in the car,
where he thinks up projects to try on his linux box.
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.
With the Holidays, I took a week vacation to go back to Houston and visit
family and friends. I had a wonderful time. My grandchildren are smarter
and more beautiful each time I see them. I have a new picture
of Sarah and Rebecca on my home page.
My best friend, Benegene, had arranged for a get together with three
friends from our university (Baylor) days. We had a lot of fun catching up
and talking about old times. It was amazing how different the memories were
that stood out in each of our minds. Only goes to prove that what one
person finds remarkable may be quite "ho hum" to the next. Ah well, it was
a good evening and one I hope will be repeated.
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 36, January 1999,
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