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About This Month's Authors
Murray is an academic mathematician; trained at the University of
Pennsylvania and teaching at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia
for the last twenty odd years. At a time when UNIX was new to our
department he stumbled across the Berkely User Supplementary Documents
and got interested in troff. He also vowed to save up and get a UNIX
system of his own. Linux saved him from the saving up part.
In his professional
work he has used mostly TeX, but maintains an interest in markup
languages in general, including SGML.
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.
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.
Chris is a computer security specialist for StrongCrypto Inc. He
can be reached at email@example.com. His personal web site is located at
John M. Fisk
John 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
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.
Clint is an assistant professor in the Division of Computer Science
at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He writes and teaches about
program execution monitoring, visualization, programming languages, and
software engineering. Contact him at
firstname.lastname@example.org or read about
his research at
He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Arizona.
Richard is currently both a Unix Systems Administrator and a
PhD Student in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University
of Minnesota, and currently administers more than 25 Linux machines
running Debian Linux. In addition to Linux, his hobbies include scuba
diving, ultimate frisbee, and cooking. You can visit his home page at
John has been involved in a wide range of scientific and
real-time software development efforts. He is currently the software
development manager for a large satellite image ingest, archive,
processing, and distribution system. He enjoys tinkering with Linux,
writing Perl, playing with his two kids, and trying to keep pace with
the rapid growth of the Gnome project.
John, who worked for Sun for nine years, is from the U.K., lives
in Japan and works in Tokyo for an American company. He wears a range
of increasingly bizarre hats in an (mostly futile) effort to hide his
incipient baldness. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
Eric is studying computer
science in Toulouse, France, and is a member of the local Linux Users
Group. He enjoys programming, cycling and Led Zeppelin. He admits to
once having owned a Macintosh, but denies any connection with the the
Eric Conspiracy Secret
Shamim met Unix in 1983 and was introduced to Linux
at version 0.99 pl12. He is the author of Icon's POSIX interface and
produced the linux distributions described in this article.
These days he is a Silicon Valley polymath and
factotum, and an instrument rated pilot flying taildraggers. He's at
He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Arizona.
as programmer and is principal of a software developing firm. He is also
author and writes for several computer magazines and book publishers. His
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirk is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College
and is working at NOAA in Seattle. He spends his spare time working on
various Linux software projects. E-mail him at email@example.com or
check out his web page at http://www.muppetlabs.com/~kirk/.
Dave's a slightly quarky theology graduate student who has made a living
for the last 10 years developing, deploying, supporting and otherwise
wrestling with Unix and relational databases. He's married, has 2
kids, and an odd fondness for Kierkegaard. Write him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This month we say good-bye to our "Weekend Mechanic", John Fisk. John began
Linux Gazette as a learning project for himself, never dreaming how
popular it would become with the Linux community. When he turned LG
over to SSC, I was very pleased he planned to continue writing for
LG. I appreciate all of
John's contributions and will miss having his column in our pages. I
know you will too.
Bye, John, keep having fun!
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette, email@example.com
Linux Gazette Issue 27, April 1998,
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