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About This Month's Authors
Paul Anderson currently maintains the Tips-HOWTO, and writes episodes for
a parody on Star Trek called Star Spek whilst going through highschool.
Also fascinated with steam engines and a few months away from purchasing
his first lathe, metalworking being one of numerous hobbies of his(get's
expensive ya know!). Model rocketry, model airplanes, amateur science,
inventing, antique engine collecting and electronics with a dash of old
computer collecting are among his hobbies.
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.
Boris Beletsky is currently working as System Administrator at Institute Computer
Science in Jerusalem, Israel. He is one of the Debian GNU/Linux developers.
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.
Mike List is a father of four teenagers, musician, printer (not
laserjet), and recently reformed technophobe, who has been into computers
since April,1996, and Linux since July.
Dave Phillips is a blues guitarist & singer, a computer musician
working especially with Linux sound & MIDI applications, an avid
t'ai-chi player, and a pretty decent amateur Latinist. He lives and
performs in Findlay OH USA.
Arnold Robbins is a professional programmer and technical author. He has been working
with Unix systems for longer than he cares to think about, and with AWK and gawk since
2988. He is the author of Effective Awk Programming, published by SSC.
Kelley Spoon currently studies computer science at the University of Texas,
San Antonio. Some of his hobbies include trying to learn how to play the
guitar, playing Euchre, laughing at John C. Dvorak, converting pizza into
source code, terrorizing villages along the Mexican border, and frightening
small children. He has been a Linux user since August 1995, and still
pronounces the name as "luh-eye-nucks".
Jay Sprenkle lives in the Kansas City area and currently
works for DRT Systems Consulting. He has been a programming professional
for about 20 years, since graduating from the University of Missouri
with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Electrical
Engineering. He's written code in assembler up through C++ and various
fourth generation languages.
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. And, of course, thanks to Michael Montoure for all his
help with graphics and HTML checking.
This month has been a very busy one for me. I've been discovering just
how much more work there is to managing a print magazine, Linux Journal,
as opposed to
an electronic one. I'm afraid I've had much less time for LG than before.
If you've written and didn't get a response, this is the reason. It also
means that I'm too close to time to post LG and too little
of it is together -- maybe half as I write this message.
However, I have hired an Administrative Assistant, Amy Kukuk, to help
with LJ correspondence and article tracking. She's also going to
help me with LG by reading the news groups and writing the News
Bytes column. So with her good help, I expect the pace to slow
While Linux Gazette is free for all our readers, it is not free
for its publisher, SSC -- they do pay me for the time I spend putting
it together. In order to help pay for these costs, we've decided to
make LG the PBS of online ezines by having sponsors from the
Linux community. As I am
sure most of you noticed, the Front Page now has a Sponsor section.
We appreciate very much the financial contribution that InfoMagic, our
first sponsor, has made to help us defray our costs.
Sorry to be late, I haven't been able to get to our web server since
last Wednesday (almost a whole week!).
Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux Gazette Issue 14, March 1997, http://www.ssc.com/lg/
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