Detecting, locating and fixing referenced based heap memory leaks (Java)

A common problem we all have to deal with is fixing memory leaks. In garbage collecting languages like Java we typically expect not to ever need to worry about memory management. However the limitations of how a garbage collector works means that we can still create leaks. Which defeats the advantage of a garbage collector. … Read more

Regex tutorial for people who should know Regex, but do not.. Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 You can download the following article as a nicely formatted PDF at the following URL: Intro This is the second part of the catchily named Regex-for-people-who-should-know-regex-but-do-not guide. If you are unfamiliar with the basics of regular expression syntax, then I recommend you first read part 1, or any of the many regular … Read more

Halo 3 Activity Map: Animated

The video: Note: the times are GMT+0 So what is it? Several months ago, Bungie (the creators of the Halo game series) created a map, showing the geographic location of people playing Halo 3 online. The map is still up and running (as of January 2nd, 2008), and you can see it at the following … Read more