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bio website omnifarious.org/~hopper/…
location Seattle, WA
age 43
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Feb 29 '12 at 6:41

I'm offering my services as an online tutor for Python on TeachStreet. And if you feel like giving me a tip for a good answer, send me some Bitcoins at 1bDMa8UcyHX71kNJUVcCyrDCkum3TDybQ.

I've been programming since I was 8. I started with Apple Basic, then Timex Sinclair (ZX-81 at the time) Basic. After that I discovered the list of op-codes next to the ASCII chart in my ZX-81 manual. I began to compile my own hand-lettered sheets that put all the addressing modes of a given instruction in the same place so I could more easily handle-assemble small machine language programs.

It's gone on from there. The learning never ends.

Currently I do most of my programming in Python and C++ on Linux. I have a strong preference for Open Source software.

I've noticed that this site tends to have a slight bias for existing members. Members with a higher reputation tend to be voted up more even if their answer is very similar to someone else's with a lower reputation.


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Feb
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comment How can I stop OS X from switching Spaces when the mouse cursor is at the edge of the screen?
@mankoff - Then why does it switch when I stay in a hot corner or try to access the dock? That doesn't seem like correct behavior to me.
Feb
27
comment How can I stop OS X from switching Spaces when the mouse cursor is at the edge of the screen?
The answers given are interesting, but do not explain why the mouse would switch workspaces when you are not dragging a window. I added a different answer that I think answers this question.
Feb
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answered How can I stop OS X from switching Spaces when the mouse cursor is at the edge of the screen?
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