Daniel J. Barrett

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Daniel J. Barrett (born 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, Korean, 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 for the Commodore Amiga, which spoofed the computing industry, and he 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] Computer scientist Robert Sedgewick ends his algorithms course on Coursera with this song.

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?" Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine, cover story, Northeast Executive Archived 2009-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, 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 Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  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" Archived 2011-10-06 at the Wayback Machine, Training Magazine, September 30, 2009
  14. ^ "Are you ready for a wiki?" Archived 2010-11-14 at the Wayback Machine, cover story, Northeast Executive Archived 2009-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, 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"". Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  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