Roger Burton West is a cardinal example of the sysadmin virtue of laziness: he will spend a great deal of effort to make sure a tedious job never has to be repeated. His principal web site is at

David Devereux has worked as a mortuary technician, a bodyguard, and a bar manager. He writes books and comedy scripts and has provided voices for radio. As hobbies he enjoys cookery, real ale, art, music, messing around with aeroplanes, and acting as a senior steward at events across Britain. There's been some rock'n'roll along the way. His web site is at

Ingvar Mattsson has professionally dabbled in programming, systems adminstration and herding routers. In his spare time, he scribbles code and text, cooks, talks to cats and dogs and occasionally builds things.