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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]. 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 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!).


== Contact ==
== Contact ==

Revision as of 23:03, 18 February 2009

Dan Barrett

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 working on a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. These days, I work in the software industry in the area of "knowledge management" (e.g., wikis!).

Contact

You can email me at:

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Books

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 Gentle Giant Home Page.)
  • SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00895-3.
  • Linux Pocket Guide, 2004, ISBN 0-596-00628-4. (Over 100,000 copies sold in 6 languages.)
  • 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.