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[[Category:Dan Barrett]]
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Revision as of 17:22, 13 September 2013

Dan Barrett in 2012

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

About me

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 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, Chapman Stick.


You can email me at:



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

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

See also