Elbert Hannah is a professional software engineer and software architect recently finishing a 21-year career in the telcom industry. He wrote a full screen editor in assembler in 1983 as his first professional
assignment, and has had special interest in editors since. He loves
connecting Unix to anything and once wrote a stream editor program to
automate JCL edits for mainframe monthly configurations by streaming mainframe
JCL to a stream editor on an RJE connected Unix box.
He loves tinkering with everything Unix and considers any environment
incomplete without his suite of Unix work-alike tools and the latest
version of vim. He is a Unix Shell specialist, writing entire
applications with only the shell.
His telcom honored him with their highest award for money-saving
applications that he authored using a set of mainframe screen-scraping
tools he wrote himself. They continue to use those applications
today. He was also one of three founding team members that brought
web 1.0 to the corporate consciousness in his telco position, and his
team featured on the cover of CIO Magazine for their innovative and
He also served a brief stint on the original Microsoft NT beta support
team in 1992.
He loves bicycling, music, and reading. Today he lives in the Chicago
area where he occasionally takes on short term projects and works on
personal software products.