Benjamin Pollack

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bio website bitquabit.com
location New York, NY
age 30
visits member for 5 years, 1 month
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I work at Knewton, where we're working to revolutionize how kids and adults of all ages learn. Previously, I founded the Kiln distributed source control system. In my free time, I program in Python and in Pharo, an open-source, cross-platform Smalltalk dialect. You can browse most of my code at my GitHub and Bitbucket accounts.


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
14
revised How can I change the MAC address of hosted network?
Grammar and spelling (MAC here is capitalized, since it's not the computer)
Apr
14
suggested suggested edit on How can I change the MAC address of hosted network?
Apr
14
revised How do I change a network's name in Windows 8?
Improving grammar a bit
Apr
14
suggested suggested edit on How do I change a network's name in Windows 8?
Apr
14
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
14
answered Can't remote desktop into my computer if firewall is running
Apr
14
answered GPG fails to retrieve passphrase
Feb
20
awarded  Custodian
Feb
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Create one file per line via shell
Feb
20
comment Create one file per line via shell
Thanks, @KarstenS.; I just altered the answer. I'm so used to using awk for field manipulation I think I just reached for $1 by default.
Feb
20
revised Create one file per line via shell
Integrate good point on whitespace
Feb
20
answered Create one file per line via shell
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
Apr
30
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
18
accepted Default PowerShell to emitting UTF-8 instead of UTF-16?
Nov
16
comment Default PowerShell to emitting UTF-8 instead of UTF-16?
I don't think $OutputEncoding is quite what I need; that's set to ASCII in PowerShell, and affects how things are displayed. What I want to do is to change the format of text that's saved in a file, which (AFAICT) is different than what $OutputEncoding controls.
Nov
14
awarded  Popular Question