35.2. About the AuthorWho is this guy anyhow?
The author claims no credentials or special qualifications,
other than a compulsion to write.
This book is somewhat of a departure from his other major work,
HOW-2 Meet Women: The Shy Man's Guide to
Relationships. He has also written the Software-Building
HOWTO. Lately, he has been trying his hand at short fiction.
A Linux user since 1995 (Slackware 2.2, kernel 1.2.1),
the author has emitted a few
software truffles, including the cruft
one-time pad encryption utility, the mcalc
mortgage calculator, the judge
Scrabble� adjudicator, and the yawl
word gaming list package. He got his start in programming using
FORTRAN IV on a CDC 3800, but is not the least bit nostalgic
for those days.
Living in a secluded desert community with wife and dog,
he cherishes human frailty.