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'''Dan Barrett''' is the creator and [[Project:Administrators|sysop]] of {{SITENAME}}.
 
'''Dan Barrett''' is the creator and [[Project:Administrators|sysop]] of {{SITENAME}}.
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[[File:dan-n-gg.jpg|right|thumb|[[Ray]], [[Dan]], and [[Kerry]] in London, 1998]]
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[[File:Dan-kerry-gorgg-2013.jpg|right|thumb|[[Dan]] and [[Kerry]] in Chicago, 2013]]
  
 
== About me ==
 
== About me ==
  
[[Image:dan-n-gg.jpg|right|thumb|[[Ray]], [[Dan]], and [[Kerry]] in London, 1998]]
 
 
I've been a progressive rock fan for many years but, believe it or not, didn't hear of Gentle Giant until 1987, when a good friend introduced me to [[The Power and the Glory]]. And... I didn't like it! But somehow, those complex compositions ingrained themselves on my brain, and today that album is my favorite in all of rock music.
 
I've been a progressive rock fan for many years but, believe it or not, didn't hear of Gentle Giant until 1987, when a good friend introduced me to [[The Power and the Glory]]. And... I didn't like it! But somehow, those complex compositions ingrained themselves on my brain, and today that album is my favorite in all of rock music.
  
I created the GG Home Page while working on a Ph.D. in computer science at the [http://www.cs.umass.edu University of Massachusetts at Amherst]. These days, I work in the software industry in the area of "knowledge management" (e.g., wikis!).  I've also worked in the financial industry and done freelance web design.
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I created the GG Home Page while in graduate school for computer science. These days, I work in the software industry in the area of "knowledge management" (e.g., wikis!).  I've also worked in the financial industry and done freelance web design.
  
I'm a musician too, playing keyboards, vocals, didgeridoo, and most recently, a tapping instrument called the Mobius Megatar (a cousin of the Chapman Stick).
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I'm a musician too, playing keyboards, vocals, didgeridoo, a little Chapman Stick, and most recently, bass guitar.
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
 
You can email me at:
 
You can email me at:
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:[[Image:Danemail.png|link=]]
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
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I've written a number of books in the computer field, if you're interested.
 
I've written a number of books in the computer field, if you're interested.
  
* ''MediaWiki'', October 2008, ISBN 978-0-5965-1979-7.  (All about the software that powers {{SITENAME}}.)
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# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', Third Edition, 2016, ISBN 1-4919-2757-7.
* ''SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide'', Second Edition, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00895-3.
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# ''Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide'', 2012, ISBN 1-4493-2834-2.
* ''Linux Pocket Guide'', 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4.
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# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', Second Edition, 2012, ISBN 1-4493-1669-7.
* ''Linux Security Cookbook'', 2003, ISBN 0-596-00391-9.
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# ''MediaWiki'', 2008, ISBN 978-0-5965-1979-7.  (All about the software that powers {{SITENAME}}.)
* ''SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide'', 2001, ISBN 0-596-00011-1.
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# ''SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide'', Second Edition, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00895-3.
* ''NetResearch: Finding Information Online'', 1997, ISBN 1-56592-245-X.
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# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4.
* ''Bandits on the Information Superhighway'', 1996, ISBN 1-56592-156-9.
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# ''Linux Security Cookbook'', 2003, ISBN 0-596-00391-9.
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# ''SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide'', 2001, ISBN 0-596-00011-1.
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# ''NetResearch: Finding Information Online'', 1997, ISBN 1-56592-245-X.
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# ''Bandits on the Information Superhighway'', 1996, ISBN 1-56592-156-9.
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== See also ==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_J._Barrett Wikipedia]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/daniel.j.barrett.52 Facebook] ''(Note: I rarely write on Facebook; use email.)''
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-J.-Barrett/e/B000APCC2O/ Amazon.com author page]
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* [http://www.oreilly.com/pub/au/426 O'Reilly author page]
  
 
[[Category:Dan Barrett]]
 
[[Category:Dan Barrett]]

Latest revision as of 20:06, 5 November 2016

Dan Barrett in 2012

Dan Barrett is the creator and sysop of The Gentle Giant Home Page.

Ray, Dan, and Kerry in London, 1998
Dan and Kerry in Chicago, 2013

About me

I've been a progressive rock fan for many years but, believe it or not, didn't hear of Gentle Giant until 1987, when a good friend introduced me to The Power and the Glory. And... I didn't like it! But somehow, those complex compositions ingrained themselves on my brain, and today that album is my favorite in all of rock music.

I created the GG Home Page while in graduate school for computer science. These days, I work in the software industry in the area of "knowledge management" (e.g., wikis!). I've also worked in the financial industry and done freelance web design.

I'm a musician too, playing keyboards, vocals, didgeridoo, a little Chapman Stick, and most recently, bass guitar.

Contact

You can email me at:

Danemail.png

Books

I've written a number of books in the computer field, if you're interested.

  1. Linux Pocket Guide, Third Edition, 2016, ISBN 1-4919-2757-7.
  2. Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide, 2012, ISBN 1-4493-2834-2.
  3. Linux Pocket Guide, Second Edition, 2012, ISBN 1-4493-1669-7.
  4. MediaWiki, 2008, ISBN 978-0-5965-1979-7. (All about the software that powers The Gentle Giant Home Page.)
  5. SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00895-3.
  6. Linux Pocket Guide, 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4.
  7. Linux Security Cookbook, 2003, ISBN 0-596-00391-9.
  8. SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide, 2001, ISBN 0-596-00011-1.
  9. NetResearch: Finding Information Online, 1997, ISBN 1-56592-245-X.
  10. Bandits on the Information Superhighway, 1996, ISBN 1-56592-156-9.

See also