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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 try to 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.


Oct
26
comment What OS X tweaks, hacks, or modifications couldn't you live without?
@FakeName: Really? I will check that out.
Oct
26
answered What OS X tweaks, hacks, or modifications couldn't you live without?
Oct
6
comment What causes Firefox to not show me a new tab? Can this be fixed?
@patrix: good suggestion. I have FireBug installed, maybe that's what's causing it.
Oct
6
answered How to sync usernames/passwords between Mac Firefox & iPad Safari?
Oct
6
revised What causes Firefox to not show me a new tab? Can this be fixed?
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Oct
6
asked What causes Firefox to not show me a new tab? Can this be fixed?
Oct
4
comment How can you email an address book group to another Mac user?
The notes trick is a great idea -- this is a very small list, it's actually used for a family member to send updates to family and friends about upcoming surgery, so a mailing list is overkill. Heck I am about to just grab the emails out of the VCF with a regex because I need the list ASAP. But I wanted to know how to do this for future reference.
Oct
3
asked How can you email an address book group to another Mac user?
Sep
19
comment Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
That's really odd. If you disable Apple File Sharing/ Windows File Sharing, does the otseeley-remote in the sidebar go away?
Sep
19
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
I am unable to reproduce the behavior you're seeing... I'm on 10.6 however. It's possible this is a 10.7 issue, but I don't have Lion yet so I can't test that.
Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
OK... I'll need to research this further and get back to you...
Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
@Kentzo: VM Size is not swap used. Read this, or this or this. What does Swap Used say?
Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
@Kentzo: Okay. This may be a different issue from what I thought then... During these times, what does the "Swap used" in Activity Monitor say? (Not the "VM Size" label) Did you quit QuickTime or VLC? Is your hard drive actually thrashing? You would know because "Page Outs" will be increasing very quickly.
Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
@Kentzo: You said, "The bad thing is that I have 16GB of memory and OSX uses swap because half of it keeps huge cached video files". It should do that only when you're not using the memory pages which get swapped out. Swap is not bad. The pages should be swapped right back in when you're done watching video files.
Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
@bmike: It's not QuickTime swapping, it's the OS caching every disk read that he's seeing. Because his other memory pages are inactive for longer than the disk cache, they get swapped out first. This is normal and desired behavior.
Sep
14
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Sep
14
comment Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
@Kentzo: The OS automatically caches disk reads into free RAM. Memory pages which have been inactive for a long time are paged out to disk to make room for disk cache/buffers as this can actually increase performance. I put that in my answer, and am looking for a reference to back that up with.
Sep
14
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Sep
14
answered Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies
Sep
14
revised Mystery computer appearing in the Finder's source list
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