Daniel J. Barrett

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Daniel J. Barrett (born November 6, 1963) is a writer,[1][2] software engineer,[3][4] and musician.[5] He is best known for his technology books, his work with progressive rock band Gentle Giant,[6] and the imaginary computer game BLAZEMONGER.

Writing[edit]

Barrett has written a number of technical books on computer topics. The most well-known are Linux Pocket Guide[7] and SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide.[8][9] His books have been translated into Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Corporate use of MediaWiki[edit]

Barrett, author of the book MediaWiki (ISBN 978-0-596-51979-7),[10] has received media coverage for his deployment of MediaWiki in corporate environments.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Gentle Giant[edit]

Barrett has been active in the resurgence of 1970s progressive rock band Gentle Giant from the 1990s onward. He created the official Gentle Giant Home Page in 1994,[17] and though it began as a fan site, it was adopted by the band and is listed as the "Official Gentle Giant website" on the band's CD re-releases.[18]

In 1996, Barrett compiled a 2-CD set of their songs for PolyGram entitled Edge of Twilight.[19]

Humor[edit]

In the 1990s, Barrett created the concept of BLAZEMONGER,[20] an imaginary computer game that spoofed the computing industry, and wrote approximately 100 articles about it.

In 1988, Barrett wrote and recorded the song "Find the Longest Path," a parody incorporating an NP-complete problem in computer science and the frustrations of graduate school. It has been played at mathematics conferences,[21] incorporated into several YouTube videos by other people,[22][23] and independently performed by a choral ensemble at ACM SIGCSE 2013.[24]

Bibliography[edit]

Translations[edit]

Bandits on the Information Superhighway:

NetResearch: Finding Information Online:

SSH, the Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide:

  • Barrett, Daniel J., and Silverman, Richard E., SSH: Secure Shell - Ein umfassendes Handbuch, December 2001, ISBN 3-89721-287-0.
  • Barrett, Daniel J., and Silverman, Richard E., SSH, le shell sécurisé: La référence, January 2002, ISBN 2-84177-147-4.
  • Barrett, Daniel J., and Silverman, Richard E., SSH, KompletnÍ průvodce, April 2003, ISBN 80-7226-852-X.
  • Barrett, Daniel J., Silverman, Richard E., Byrnes, Robert A., 実用SSH 第2版—セキュアシェル徹底活用ガイド (大型本), November 2006, ISBN 4-87311-287-7.

Linux Security Cookbook:

  • Barrett, Daniel J., Silverman, Richard E., Byrnes, Robert A., Linux-Sicherheits-Kochbuch, October 2003, ISBN 3-89721-364-8.
  • Barrett, Daniel J., Silverman, Richard E., Byrnes, Robert A., Linuxセキュリティ クックブック――システム防御のためのレシピ集, November 2003, ISBN 4-87311-159-5.
  • Barrett, Daniel J., Silverman, Richard E., Byrnes, Robert A., Linux Bezpieczenstwo Receptury 2003, ISBN 83-7361-249-1.
  • Barrett, Daniel J., Silverman, Richard E., Byrnes, Robert A., Linux Biztonsági Eljárások, 2004, ISBN 963-09-4574-6.

Linux Pocket Guide:

MediaWiki:

  • Barrett, Daniel J., MediaWiki efficace: Installer, utiliser et administrer un wiki, March 2009, ISBN 2-212-12466-X.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amazon author page
  2. ^ LibraryThing
  3. ^ "Are you ready for a wiki?", cover story, Northeast Executive, October 2009
  4. ^ Barrett, L.F. & Barrett, D. "An Introduction to Computerized Experience Sampling in Psychology", Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, 175-185 (2001)
  5. ^ Giant Tracks album page
  6. ^ About the Gentle Giant Home Page
  7. ^ USA Linux Users Group, Book Review: Linux Pocket Guide
  8. ^ Unix Review, Review by Ben Rothke
  9. ^ Review by Danny Yee
  10. ^ Review by Danny Yee
  11. ^ "VistaWiki – Example of Enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Sharing" on The App Gap, April 8, 2009
  12. ^ "Another Enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Sharing Success Story - VistaWiki" on Bill Ives's "Portals and KM" blog, April 29, 2009
  13. ^ "Case Study: VistaPrint's Wiki Way", Training Magazine, September 30, 2009
  14. ^ "Are you ready for a wiki?", cover story, Northeast Executive, October 2009
  15. ^ McAfee, Andrew. Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges. Harvard Business School Press, 2009
  16. ^ "Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Vistaprint", Cloud Ave, March 3, 2010
  17. ^ "Untangling nets and webs," Q, November 1975, page 191.
  18. ^ Gentle Giant's "35th anniversary" CD releases from DRT Entertainment, 2005, including Free Hand, The Power and the Glory, and others.
  19. ^ Liner notes, Edge of Twilight, Vertigo 534 101-2.
  20. ^ First BLAZEMONGER article, December 8, 1990. Note that "BLAZEMONGER" is always written in all capital letters.
  21. ^ About the song "Find the Longest Path"
  22. ^ YouTube video of "Find the Longest Path"
  23. ^ YouTube video of "Find the Longest Path"
  24. ^ "The Longest Path" performance at SIGCSE on March 13, 2013