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Kirk Hausman

Kalani Kirk Hausman (MCSE+I, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSA, MCT, CCNA, CIW-A, Security+, A+, Network+, I-Net+) has been an IT professional for more than 25 years in the roles of director, consultant, trainer, programmer, security administrator, database administrator, manager, and network administrator. He is currently working as a Lead Security Analyst and Computer Systems Manager for Texas A&M University. Kirk's studies include security, computer science, electronics technology, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and philosophy. His hobbies include designs in high-speed transportation, submersible propulsion, cosmology, interactive telepresence, technology in education, and virtual reality for use by those with disabling conditions.

His current independent projects include the development of a shared, interactive telepresence system designed to allow the remote experience of widely varying environments by students, regardless of geographic location or disabling condition. He is also working on implementing a zoological wireless telepresence system that is capable of allowing remote observation of animals in both natural and human-created environments and is involved with grants relating to the leveraging of emerging technologies toward the development of improved bilingual distance education programs, along with many other ongoing projects. Kirk can be reached by email at khausman@hotmail.com.

Mike Gunderloy pursued his first Microsoft certification the year the program was introduced and has earned the MCP, MCT, MCSE, MCDBA, MCAD, and MCSD credentials in the decade since. As lead developer for Lark Group, Inc., Mike has worked with small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations alike, as well as trained many other developers in the use of Microsoft products. He got hooked on computers when you still had to build your own out of parts, and he's still passionately interested in cutting-edge software technology. As a long-time member of the editorial staff of MCP Magazine, Mike has remained in close touch with the certification community.

Mike lives on a farm in eastern Washington state, along with his wife and children and an ever-changing array of horses, sheep, llamas, geese, turkeys, chickens, ducks, peacocks, cats, dogs, and guinea fowl. When he's not busy testing and writing about software, Mike can usually be found in his garden or greenhouse, trying to persuade recalcitrant vegetables to grow. You can reach Mike at MikeG1@larkfarm.com or http://www.larkware.com.