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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 ==


Dan has written a number of books in the computer field.
I've written a number of books in the computer field, if you're interested.
 
# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', Third Edition, 2016, ISBN 1-4919-2757-7.
# ''Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide'', 2012, ISBN 1-4493-2834-2.
# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', Second Edition, 2012, ISBN 1-4493-1669-7.
# ''MediaWiki'', 2008, ISBN 978-0-5965-1979-7.  (All about the software that powers {{SITENAME}}.)
# ''SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide'', Second Edition, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00895-3.
# ''Linux Pocket Guide'', 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4.
# ''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]


* ''MediaWiki'', October 2008, ISBN 978-0-5965-1979-7.
[[Category:Dan Barrett]]
* ''SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide'', Second Edition, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00895-3.
* ''Linux Pocket Guide'', 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4.
* ''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.

Latest revision as of 18:09, 25 January 2021

Dan Barrett in 2012

Dan Barrett is the creator and sysop of 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. 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

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 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.

My spouse is an internationally-known neuroscientist with a popular TED Talk and several wonderful books:

See also