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About This Month's Authors

Eugene Blanchard

Eugene is an Instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he teaches electronics, digital, microprocessors, data communications, and operating systems/networking in the Novell, Windows and Unix worlds. When he is not spending quality time with his wonderful wife and 18 month old daughter watching Barney videos, he can be found in front of his Linux box. His hobbies are hiking, backpacking, bicycling and chess.

Jim Dennis

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 Quarterdeck, Symantec/ 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.

Josh Gentry

Josh has this to say about himself, "My name is Josh Gentry. My successes in life stem from having great family and friends. My failures, as far as I can tell, are unexplainable abberations. Most importantly, I am wickedly handsome.

Michael J. Hammel

A Computer Science graduate of Texas Tech University, Michael J. Hammel,, 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 Xi Graphics. 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 ( 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.

Ron Jenkins

Ron has over 20 years experience in RF design, satellite systems, and UNIX/NT administration. He currently resides in Central Missouri where he is pursuing his writing, helping folks solve problems and find solutions, teaching, and generally having a dandy time while looking for some telecommuting work. Ron is married and has two stepchildren. Ron has begun to worry about referring to himself in the third person.

Eric Kidd

Eric is a closet LISP bigot but still loves Unix anyway. He spends most of his time writing free software (for a living and as a hobby) and wishes he had more time to spend learning Go.

James Rogers

James and Shala Rogers live on the Olympic Peninsula in the middle of nowhere. James is a systems programmer for the University of Washington Medical Centers, Harborview Medical Centers and the University of Washington Physicians Network. He is a Health Level 7 Interface programmer who is currently writing a GNU licensed HL7 interface. These interfaces allow approximately 40 medical computer systems to communicate with each other across the entire Seattle Metropolitan area.

Vince Veselosky

Vince is a computer consultant in the Atlanta, Georgia area, working mostly in technical support for Microsoft operating systems. He has made it his mission in life to master Linux before the year 2000. When he's not working with computers, he's looking for a new girlfriend.

Not Linux

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.

I've spent so much time at work lately, my dear husband says he doesn't recognize me anymore! I'm hoping once this issue is up, the May issue of Linux Journal is gone to layout, and Linux World is in the past, I might have some time again to spend with Riley and other family members. My daughter Shannon is coming to visit on March 11 and I am looking forward to that.

I will be at Linux World on March 2 and 3. Hope to meet you there!

Have fun!

Marjorie L. Richardson
Editor, Linux Gazette,

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