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Galen A. Grimes

Galen A. Grimes has been working with computers since 1980 when he purchased his first PC, an Apple II+. Since then, he has worked on PCs using DOS, Windows (3.1/95/NT 4.0/2000/Me/XP), and UNIX, and has programmed in about a dozen different programming languages including C/C++, Assembler, Pascal, BASIC, and xBase. Galen has a master's degree in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences and Technology at the McKeesport campus of Penn State University. Galen has worked as an author for Que and Sams for the past nine years and has written the following titles: Sams Teach Yourself MS FrontPage 2000 in 10 Minutes Sams Teach Yourself Upgrading and Fixing PCs in 24 Hours Sams Teach Yourself Upgrading and Fixing PCs in 24 Hours, Second Edition 10 Minute Guide to PC Upgrades Teach Yourself Netscape Communicator in 24 Hours 10 Minute Guide to Netscape with Windows 95 10 Minute Guide to the Internet with Windows 95 10 Minute Guide to Novell NetWare 10 Minute Guide to Lotus Improv First Book of DR DOS 6 10 Minute Guide to the Internet and World Wide Web, Second and Third Editions Galen has co-authored the following titles: 10 Minute Guide to Netscape Communicator PCs Cheat Sheet Windows 3.1 Hyperguide 24 Hour Netnews Galen has been a contributing author to these titles: Special Edition Using Netscape 2 Special Edition Using CGI Special Edition Using the World Wide Web Special Edition Using Netscape 3 Netscape Navigator 3 Starter Kit WWW Plug-ins Companion Special Edition Using Netscape Communicator 4 Internet Starter Kit PCs Cheat Sheet The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a PC ("Home LANs") Surf the Internet the Lazy Way And Galen has developed and provided technical editing assistance on these titles: Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 in 10 Minutes Sams Teach Yourself Act! 2000 in 10 Minutes Although originally born and raised in Texas, Galen makes his home now in a quiet, heavily wooded section of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, with his wife Joanne and an assortment of deer, raccoon, squirrels, possums, groundhogs, chipmunks, and birds, which are all fed from their back door. Besides working with computers and surfing the Internet, Galen spends his time playing golf, bicycling, dabbling in amateur astronomy, gardening, cooking, and refining the art of "couch-potatoing." Each fall, he and his wife Joanne are transformed into two of the most enthusiastic football fans for Penn State's Nittany Lions (see http://www.psu.edu/sports/). Galen can be reached either by e-mail at gag5@psu.edu and galen@felixnet.com or through his Web sites at http://www.felixnet.com/ and http://www.mk.psu.edu/faculty/grimes/index.htm.