Daniel J. Barrett

Daniel J. Barrett

Boston, Massachusetts

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Daniel J. Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently working in the software field, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Linux system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist.

Areas of Expertise:

  • MediaWiki
  • Linux
  • SSH
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing



“Here is the ultimate guide to the software that powers Wikipedia and thousands of other wikis. ”
— Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
“If you are using or plan to use MediaWiki then buying this book is a good investment...”
— Mike James, I Programmer
“This O'Reilly Technical Guide provides an excellent introduction and reference to the most popular and successful wiki software for a variety of audiences.”
— Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com
“If you're looking for something a little smaller, the Linux Pocket Guide this tiny book of only 224 pages packs a wallop in terms of only including the best information and avoiding bloat within the book. It's all killer, with no filler.”
— Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS
“I was a MediaWiki newbie before reading this book. Now, many aspects of the platform that were murky before are crystal clear.”
— JP Vossen, author of O'Reilly's Bash Cookbook
“This book is filled with practical knowledge based on experience. It's not just spouting some party line.”
— Rob Church, a developer of MediaWiki
“A good book! It's a nice overview of wiki editing and administration, with pointers to handy extensions and further online documentation.”
— Brion Vibber, Chief Technical Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
“Barretts’ Linux pocket guide is a good addition to your IT tool bag. While not designed to explain every command available in the *nix language it is a good quick resource that highlights the most important options. Think of it as a “man pages” in your pocket. A good resource for beginner *nix admins as well.”
Central Oregon Information Systems User Group