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bio website parnassus.co
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I'm an Australian developer (working overseas) currently working as a Delphi consultant. Prior to that I worked for eight years for a marine science software company, working on underwater visualisation and analysis software in C++. My day-to-day working language is now Delphi, which I've used since version 1 in 1995 (when I would have been, what, 12...)

I started programming on a BBC Master microcomputer (mode 2! So many colours!) before moving to Turbo Pascal for DOS, and then Delphi. My hobby languages these days are C++ and Objective C.


Mar
18
comment Spaces in Mavericks: apps do not remember their space
Re the bounty I added, to describe my problem: I have the main space, and to the right, a space for a fullscreen Parallels instance, and to the right of that, a space for Mail. However, Mail always opens 1 to the right of the main space (not 2), and Parallels always opens to the right of Mail, instead of in between the main space and Mail space. This is in spite of rearranging the spaces. Mavericks does not have the "Assign to..." dock menu item, and apps do not appear to remember their last assigned space. "Automatically rearrange spaces" is turned off.
Mar
17
awarded  Critic
Mar
17
awarded  Investor
Mar
17
comment Spaces in Mavericks: apps do not remember their space
Unfortunately in Mavericks this doesn't solve the problem either. It stops rearranging spaces, but it doesn't make apps re-open in the space they last used.
Mar
17
comment Spaces in Mavericks: apps do not remember their space
How is this the accepted answer? These menu items do not exist in Mavericks, and the question title is clearly about Mavericks.
Dec
20
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
19
accepted MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
Dec
18
awarded  Benefactor
Dec
18
comment MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
Any idea why it's audible only when on battery, though? Is the sound card permanently on when not on battery, perhaps? I've never heard the pops before, including when turning the laptop on, which presumably powers up the sound card too...
Dec
18
comment MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
Nice - that makes sense!
Dec
16
comment MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
Thanks. I'll contact them too. It is bizarre that a VM issue can cause sound output on a supposedly muted machine... but not impossible ;)
Dec
15
comment MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
Interesting! Do you have a link to the Parallels bug knowledgebase or similar, please?
Dec
14
comment MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
It has a SSD. I don't think it's a hard drive click.
Dec
11
revised MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
Rewrote question to remove original question - too misleading, now that I've narrowed it to other circumstances
Dec
11
awarded  Promoter
Dec
11
revised MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
New way to reproduce
Dec
8
asked MacBook Pro “clicking” while muted when showing a message dialog in Windows on Parallels - what's happening?
Sep
17
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
16
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
16
revised Emptying the Trash with a large (80GB) file caused disk to be filled with “Other” usage - how can I recover this space?
Note about the problem vanishing on its own