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Jenkins, Graham
Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
Melbourne, Australia
 
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Graham Jenkins has an ME and a BSc from the University of Adelaide. He taught mathematics at Canberra Institute, then worked at Telstra Research Labs in Melbourne for a number of years before moving to Mayne Nickless as a systems manager for an integrated transport booking and billing application.

He moved subsequently to Cincinnati Bell Information Systems as a support specialist on telecommunications management systems, and later to a similar role with IBM Global Services Australia.

In more recent times, Graham has worked as a Linux specialist on high-performance computing systems at Monash University and at the Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing.

When he’s not at the keyboard, he can be found running with various groups around Melbourne in an ongoing battle to control his weight.

 
 
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   Beginning Perl programming: from novice to professional
Rothwell W.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2019. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484250-54-9), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Perl 5 is a robust cross-platform language that has, as the author relates, been in use for more than two decades and become deeply embedded in the corporate information technology (IT) world. Most UNIX-based operating systems have a standard Perl...

Jun 29 2021  
   The hardware hacker: adventures in making and breaking hardware
Huang A.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2017. 416 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593277-58-1)

Andrew “bunnie” Huang was Chumby’s lead hardware engineer for its WiFi-equipped embedded computer device, chumby, which premiered in 2006. He was charged with the task of traveling from the US to Shenzhen, and figuring how to bui...

Nov 17 2020  
   The art of high performance computing for computational science, vol. 1: techniques of speedup and parallelization for general purposes
Geshi M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 219 pp. Type: Book

This is the book I wish I had owned when I started supporting computational scientists a few years ago. It is revised and updated from a Japanese volume based on computational science lectures broadcast to a number of campuses through video confer...

May 12 2020  
   VoIP technology: applications and challenges
Chakraborty T., Misra I., Prasad R.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 239 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319955-93-3)

Many of us are familiar with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology, having replaced our traditional landline telephones with VoIP phones connected through a data network. Modern routers are often equipped with analog sockets so users can ...

Feb 18 2020  
  The insider threat: assessment and mitigation of risks
Thompson E.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2019. 229 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498747-08-0)

Did you ever wish to find the names and addresses of any convicted sex offenders living in your area? The author of this book asserts that parents and employers can use information like this to build what she calls a “risk landscape.” ...

May 17 2019  
  Absolute FreeBSD: the complete guide to FreeBSD (3rd ed.)
Lucas M.,  No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2018. 784 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593278-92-2)

There are more than 700 pages in this book, and the author suggests that it should be read in entirety, from front to back! Most readers will be happy to skip the introductory text and jump straight to chapter 2, “Before You Install,” ...

Mar 15 2019  
   Distributed computing pearls
Taubenfeld G.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 123 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681733-48-7)

In computer science, the term “synchronization” can relate to coordination between processors or to contention. So I was expecting to find some program examples using the open message passing interface (OpenMPI) or a discussion of dist...

Feb 13 2019  
   Linux hardening in hostile networks: server security from TLS to Tor
Rankin K.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston, MA, 2017. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-0-134173-26-9)

The book’s preface notes that many of the available hardening guides were written some years ago. Its chapters are therefore intended to replace the outdated information found in those guides with recommendations that provide maximum impact ...

Nov 15 2018  
   The friendly orange glow: the untold story of the PLATO system and the dawn of cyberculture
Dear B.,  Pantheon Books, New York, NY, 2017. 640 pp. Type: Book (978-1-101871-55-3)

The back cover notes: “a group of visionary engineers and designers ... in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLATO, which was light years ahead in experimenting with how people would learn, engage, communicate, and pl...

Jul 25 2018  
   Endless loop: the history of the BASIC programming language
Lorenzo M.,  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Philadelphia, PA, 2017. 190 pp. Type: Book (978-1-974277-07-0)

Ada Lovelace is widely regarded as the world’s first computer programmer. Did you know that her father was the poet Lord Byron, or that he separated from her mother shortly after Ada was born? Her mother then promoted Ada’s interest in...

Jul 18 2018  
 
 
 
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