Joshua Go is the main author of this guide. His online journal is at He graduated from UC Davis with a major in computer science and engineering and a minor in history. He can be reached at joshuago at users dot sourceforge dot net.

jbm (whose real name also happens to be Josh), has somehow managed to contribute pages to the guide along with some (obsessively) detailed tips, despite his vast laziness. He can be reached via e-mail at His interests include: mucking about with Linux - programming, writing documentation, creating graphics, and anything else with a good hack value; music; physics; electronics; and spending time with his friends (most seem to be almost normal people, aside from the fact that they associate with him). He uses parens in funny (and always Wrong) ways a lot and tends to use such obscenely technical terms as "thingy". He is far too lazy to write much here, so go to his homepage, Shorti's Place, to find out more about him... you creepy people who actually read the authors page ;^)

Copyright © 1997-2006 Joshua Go (joshuago at users dot sourceforge dot net) and jbm ( All rights reserved. Permission to use, distribute, and copy this document is hereby granted. You may modify this document as long as credit to us is given.