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bio website philmills.ca
location Toronto, Canada
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I've been a professional programmer for a few decades, mostly server-side cross-platform systems featuring C++ and/or Java with a fair amount of database design thrown in. Over the past couple of years, I've been working on my own, producing iOS apps and keeping in touch with my beloved Macs. :)

Shameless promotion: I'm available for jobs in Toronto or working at home for a remote employer. Contracts are fine. Obviously, I'm most interested in iOS these days but I can be flexible.


Dec
12
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
2
awarded  Yearling
Dec
25
asked How can I prevent applications from re-launching at startup?
Nov
20
comment OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects
Whether my answer would work or not depends on how the app gets its requests. The vhosts strategy would be fine for something that's installed as a web app with apache as the front end but not for something that controls its own server port numbers.
Nov
19
answered OS X Server Websites - How can i make mydomain.com, www.mydomain.com to go directly to http://www.mydomain.com/wiki/projects
Nov
15
answered How to create a mp3-clip from an existing mp3?
Oct
31
comment Can I remove the page breaks (or re-flow postscript documents) in PDF files?
After a bit more research, I decided that writing my own app was the best idea. As you say, I can calculate a page size by combining existing sizes, and then I can re-render pages into appropriate rectangles within the expanded page. (I haven't figured out yet whether I can do anything about excess page margins but the basics are working.)
Oct
31
awarded  Scholar
Oct
31
accepted Can I remove the page breaks (or re-flow postscript documents) in PDF files?
Oct
28
revised Can I remove the page breaks (or re-flow postscript documents) in PDF files?
Being version-specific isn't a true requirement.
Oct
27
comment Can I remove the page breaks (or re-flow postscript documents) in PDF files?
I have no guarantee that the PostScript input would be a single page file; I'd need the converter to ignore page information (or, if necessary, recalculate a page size based on total content).
Oct
27
awarded  Editor
Oct
27
revised Can I remove the page breaks (or re-flow postscript documents) in PDF files?
added 172 characters in body; edited tags
Oct
27
asked Can I remove the page breaks (or re-flow postscript documents) in PDF files?
Oct
24
answered Unknown Xcode Instruments crash
Oct
11
awarded  Supporter
Sep
11
comment What determines a local file's MIME type?
It's really a system configuration question, except for the part where I don't know which piece of the system to configure. :) As a developer, when I open a file URL, I'm told what OSX thinks its MIME type is. In that role, there's nothing I can do to influence the incoming information. (But, thanks, I may try S.O. just because there could be others there who have been in the same position.)
Sep
8
asked What determines a local file's MIME type?
Sep
3
comment iCal events missing problem
Do you have a backup...Time Machine, for example?
Aug
18
answered How to clear find from command line?