John E. Meister, Jr


John Meister is a retired technical specialist and instructor, a Jack of all Trades, master of some.

Interests include Biblical prophecy, photography, kayaking (flat water), Linux, and road trips, preferably in a Diesel Jeep.

Over his career John has taught: electronics theory, design, troubleshooting and repair; microprocessors and assembly language programming; computer programming and science; systems analysis and design; operating systems (UNIX, Linux, Microsoft, etc.); shell scripting and the vi editor ; web design and HTML; technical writing and career planning; automotive maintenance and repair; and an overview of the Bible.

John has held positions in a variety of corporations and industries as a System Administrator, systems analyst, circuit designer, equipment engineer, technical instructor, computer lab manager, adjunct faculty, electronics technician, mechanic, salesman, photographer and technical lead. Some of those companies were: Intel, O'Reilly Media, Boeing Electronics, Boeing Computer Services, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, ITT Tech, AT&T, Western Wireless, T-Mobile, Cingular, Merck, Intermec, City University of Seattle, Georgia Military College, Everett Community College, Prosoft, Develop Intelligence, New Horizons and other training companies nationwide. John served in the US Army Signal Corps attaining the rank of E-6, Staff Sergeant, specialized in the repair, installation and service of secure voice and data encrypted communication systems, served 5 years in Germany, an then as a TSEC/KG-13A instructor at the Signal School at Fort Gordon.

As an O'Reilly Media author John created the LPIC-2 Certification exam study video series, released July 2016 -

Education includes:
- MSTM - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
- BSc, AA - University of Maryland
- AA - Central Texas College
- US Army Signal School - 32F/32G/31S/31T
- Western Seminary (MDiv CEd - no degree)
- Cogswell College North (BSEE - no degree)
- Cleveland Institute of Electronics (Advanced Electronics & Troubleshooting)

Listed in: Who's Who in Science and Engineering; Who's Who in American Education; Who's Who in America; Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America; Who's Who Among Young American Professionals; and, Who's Who in the West (since 1987).

Where to find John E. Meister, Jr online


Bible Basics
You set the price! Words: 44,860. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
Bible Basics is a Summary of the Bible in 8 Sections - This e-book provides a loosely structured guide for an eight (8) section overview of the Bible for personal study, home groups or Sunday school sessions. Practical verses were chosen that would make excellent memory versions for personal growth and faith. The intent is to help people know what the Bible contains.
Mac and Jack: The Tails of Two Kitties, as Told by Snapshots
You set the price! Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
This is the story of the first year of a pair of Brown American Tabbies named Mac and Jack as told by snapshots.
Simply Linux: Basics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,960. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Client-server computing, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Computers & technology
Simply Linux provides a systematic approach to learning Linux through examples and scripts. The book covers the vi editor, user configuration, all the commands found in the LPIC Essentials and lots of example scripts. The powerful features of regular expressions are described and examples provided. There are internal links throughout the book to allow for easy navigation.
Let's Use BASH on Windows 10!
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 40,650. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » User interfaces, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » System administration / Windows administration
"Bourne-again Windows" - This isn't about "bashing" Win10, but rather using the powerful Ubuntu's BASH shell. (Bourne Again shell!) You will be able to use Regular Expressions and Linux commands and scripts! This book provides step by step details, screen shots and practical examples that also work on any UNIX-like system. It makes more sense to learn BASH as it's portable and more powerful tha
Let's Use Bash on Windows 10! The Lite version
You set the price! Words: 19,930. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » User interfaces, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » System administration / Linux & UNIX administration
How to use Ubuntu BASH in Windows 10. Fewer details, examples of commands and sample scripts provided. Less technical content, less filling.
Full Size Jeep Buyer's Guide
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
Provides technical information about the Jeep Wagoneer and Gladiator line from 1962 until 1991. Engine, transmission and other technical information is summarized, as well as a detailed step by step list of areas to examine before purchasing, or to determine improvements. Pictures of a variety of FSJs are included in the book. The author has owned 56 Jeeps, 29 of those "Full Size Jeeps".
Practical Suggestions For Microsoft Windows
You set the price! Words: 19,290. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Operating systems » Operating systems / Windows Workstation, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » System administration / Windows administration
The recommendations in this book work with XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 and Win10. The details included will improve the performance of your system noticeably. If you're already a power user and done many of the recommendations, you will still likely find something that will help you with your system. The newer versions of Windows places items in the "Users" directory.
Linux Tackles Microsoft - Discover The Superior Performance And Power Savings of Linux Vs. Microsoft
You set the price! Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Systems architecture / distributed systems & computing, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Operating systems » Operating systems / Linux
Offering this as "set your price", free is a price - but if you like it, come back and "buy it", there's a lot of work here. :) Linux vs Microsoft - Linux performs from 8.9 to 34 x's faster than Windows 10 depending on the hardware! Detailed analysis through 88 tests on 11 laptops resulted in an AVERAGE of 26.88% savings, or an extra 56.4 minutes more. Save up to 40% on POWER with LINUX!