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I am Josh, a Systems Engineer for Amazon.com. Prior to that I was Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer for Digital Fruition, LLC. I specialize in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Ruby, Linux, Mac OS X, VMware and more.

I am an avid Stack Exchange user and a Moderator Pro Tempore on Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange. I sometimes stay in our chat room almost all the time, even if I'm not at my computer. To get my attention, just post a message in chat with @Josh in it, and I'll respond as soon as I can.

I can also be reached from my website or via email at stackexchange -at- josh -dot- gitlin -dot- name. If you have an any issues please don't hesitate to contact me.


Dec
22
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
7
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
16
comment How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows 8?
This is an absolutely terrible answer and should be downvoted into oblivion. It is inaccurate, potentially dangerous, more complicated than necessary and an altogether bad idea. The computer knows what devices are attached to it -- just ask the OS.
Sep
21
awarded  Yearling
Sep
14
accepted How can I encrypt the swap file under Windows 7?
Sep
4
awarded  Good Question
Aug
16
comment Why does Windows think that my wireless keyboard is a toaster?
I downvoted because the answer is wrong. Kenneth L's answer is clerly the correct one
Aug
3
revised How to stop Mac to convert typing double dash to emdash?
This is inane but it's how it works, thanks Apple!
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
6
awarded  Favorite Question
Mar
7
comment How to force a process transmit over UDP instead of TCP?
What you want is to tell FFMpeg to stream via Simple RTP, see also the "Point to point streaming" section. RTP can use UDP.
Feb
13
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
4
comment Can the Internet work without DNS?
-1: Disable your DNS server, add 198.252.206.16 stackoverflow.com to your Hosts file, and then try going to stackoverflow.com and you'll find it works even though you've just disabled DNS. Practical? No way. But the internet can function without DNS. You just won't be able to get the IP for various sites.
Feb
4
comment Can the Internet work without DNS?
@Cruncher Not exactly. To quote Wikipedia: The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. Exchanging host files isn't the domain name system we have today.
Jan
13
asked How can I make TightVNC not send Control-ESC to the remote machine?
Dec
26
awarded  Custodian
Dec
26
reviewed Approve .inputrc, TAB and CTRL-i
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Binding .inputrc on Mac?
Dec
23
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
3
awarded  Notable Question