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The Geekword Puzzle

By Samuel Kotel Bisbee-vonKaufmann

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[ Crossword formatting and JavaScript via Alon Altman's cwd. The ASCII-art, printable version is available here. ]

 

Across

1: Linux used on this satellite
5: !lows
10: Spanish and English designations
11: Free Software focuses less on this
12: Copy again
13: wn's -grepn searches for
14: _ approach
15: Root wants a _ proof system
16: ESR co-founded this
19: A business's systems unified under one sys.
20: A coder that layers loops
22: Formatting is common _
24: How much a variable is worth
26: "Boten _", song about a female IRC user
27: "Turnabout Intruder", Star _ last episode
28: 116 105 111 116
29: Another way to run tset
30: Two ways to run Vim
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1: Fans _ the system
2: "Dude, _ to archive files"
3: Make _ changed modules when run again
4: pppd creates _ connection
5: Award winner
6: `echo "ISDFWICSDOFW" | sed -e 's/./& /g' | awk '{print $1$5$10$12}'`
7: Fundamental recursive acronym
8: _-and-egg problem
9: SPF mechanism to prevent sender forgery
17: * * * 9 & * * * 11 to cron
18: Jun. 2003 insider trading case players
21: _less computing, same data on every device
23: PHP-_, content management system
24: VCR is the most common type of this
25: pi _ squared

 


Solution to the last month's Geekword (ASCII version here):

 

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[BIO]

Samuel Kotel Bisbee-vonKaufmann was born ('87) and raised in the Boston, MA area. His interest in all things electronics was established early as his father was an electrician. Teaching himself HTML and web design at the age of 10, Sam has spiraled deeper into the confusion that is computer science and the FOSS community, running his first distro, Red Hat, when he was approximately 13 years old. Entering boarding high school in 2002, Northfield Mount Hermon, he found his way into the school's computer club, GEECS for Electronics, Engineering, Computers, and Science (a recursive acronym), which would allow him to share in and teach the Linux experience to future generations. Also during high school Sam was abducted into the Open and Free Technology Community (http://www.oftc.org), had his first article published, and became more involved in various communities and projects.

Sam is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Boston University and continues to be involved in the FOSS community. Other hobbies include martial arts, writing, buildering, working, chess, and crossword puzzles. Then there is something about Linux, algorithms, programing, etc., but who makes money doing that?

Sam prefers programming in C++ and Bash, is fluent in Java and PHP, and while he can work in Perl, he hates it. If you would like to know more then feel free to ask.


Copyright © 2006, Samuel Kotel Bisbee-vonKaufmann. Released under the Open Publication license unless otherwise noted in the body of the article. Linux Gazette is not produced, sponsored, or endorsed by its prior host, SSC, Inc.

Published in Issue 133 of Linux Gazette, December 2006

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