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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.


Nov
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comment Error opening txt file on MacOSx
Please post a screen capture of the error message.
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Sep
27
comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
These are irrelevant. Either of these, by their very nature, grant users access to run commands on the system, so if you have them enabled then it is your intention to allow users to run commands. The Shellshock bug is a means for users whom you didn't intend to be able to run commands to be able to do so, E.G. a user of the web server you run. So, your answer should say "Disable Web Sharing" (but that's just one thing to check)
Sep
27
comment Are Macs vulnerable to the Bash shellshock bug?
@JeffBurdges: regarding "Installation scripts usually use bash, creating privilege escalation risks", why would a malicious installation script need to use this exploit? If the user is installing a malicious installation script (a trojan horse) then the code wouldn't need to invoke this bug, it gets root anyway.
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May
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revised How can I encrypt a folder in OS X Mavericks
Corrected spelling
Apr
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Apr
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comment Does my son know I'm using Find my iPhone when I log on?
@badweasel the question was "Does my son know I'm using Find My iPhone" and this answer is saying "he might be able to if he notices that the location services are active and he finds that unusual". It clearly explains that there's no specific alert for the Find my iPhone feature. I can't see how this doesn't answer the question.
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