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[[Image:DanBarrett.jpg|thumb|left|Dan Barrett]]
[[Image:DanBarrett.jpg|thumb|left|Dan Barrett in 2012]]
'''Dan Barrett''' is the creator and [[Project:Administrators|sysop]] of the Gentle Giant Home Page.
'''Dan Barrett''' is the creator and [[Project:Administrators|sysop]] of {{SITENAME}}.
[[File:dan-n-gg.jpg|right|thumb|[[Ray]], [[Dan]], and [[Kerry]] in London, 1998]]
[[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 earning my Ph.D. in computer science at the [http://www.cs.umass.edu University of Massachusetts at Amherst]. Today, I work in the software industry. I've written columns and articles for [http://www.keyboardmag.com Keyboard Magazine] and am the author of several books about computing, including [http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxpg/ ''Linux Pocket Guide''], [http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596519797/ ''MediaWiki''] (the wiki software that powers this web site), [http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxsckbk/ ''Linux Security Cookbook''], [http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sshtdg2/ ''SSH, the Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide''], [http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/netresearch ''NetResearch: Finding Information Online''] and [http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bandits ''Bandits on the Information Superhighway''], all published by [http://www.oreilly.com O'Reilly Media].
I created the GG Home Page while in graduate school for computer science. These days, I [https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbarrett/ work in the software industry]. I've also worked in the financial and e-commerce industries and done freelance web design.
 
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:
:[[Image:Danemail.png]]
:[[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}}.)
# ''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.
# ''Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide'', 2012, ISBN 1-4493-2834-2.
* ''Linux Pocket Guide'', 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4. (Over 100,000 copies sold in 6 languages.)
# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', Second Edition, 2012, ISBN 1-4493-1669-7.
* ''Linux Security Cookbook'', 2003, ISBN 0-596-00391-9.
# ''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.
# ''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.
# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4.
* ''Bandits on the Information Superhighway'', 1996, ISBN 1-56592-156-9.
# ''Linux Security Cookbook'', 2003, ISBN 0-596-00391-9.
# ''SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide'', 2001, ISBN 0-596-00011-1.
# ''NetResearch: Finding Information Online'', 1997, ISBN 1-56592-245-X.
# ''Bandits on the Information Superhighway'', 1996, ISBN 1-56592-156-9.
 
My [https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/?t=ZDjbNfG4wl spouse] is an internationally-known neuroscientist with a [https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_feldman_barrett_you_aren_t_at_the_mercy_of_your_emotions_your_brain_creates_them popular TED Talk] and several wonderful books:
 
* ''[https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/books/seven-and-a-half-lessons-about-the-brain/?t=irHJhFaK15 Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain]'', an Amazon.com "Best Book of 2020." It's a collection of short essays about that amazing gray blob between your ears.
* ''[https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/books/how-emotions-are-made/?t=3CRjqEg3RV How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain]'', a new theory of mind and brain that shows you have more control over your emotions than you might think.
 
== See also ==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_J._Barrett Wikipedia]
* [https://www.facebook.com/daniel.j.barrett.52 Facebook] ''(Note: I rarely write on Facebook; use email.)''
* [http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-J.-Barrett/e/B000APCC2O/ Amazon.com author page]
* [http://www.oreilly.com/pub/au/426 O'Reilly author page]
 
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