July 7th, 2002

lung

Can you say "memory leak"?

Apparently the build of Moz I'm using (a daily one, not a stable build) and the version of AIM I'm using (a stable one) have memory leaks. Big ones.

I left Moz running overnight, and it was using 70M of memory this morning. I had AIM loaded - not running or logged in, just with the icon in the taskbar - and when I finally killed it, it freed up over 100M.

Sigh.

Of course, they aren't the only ones... I think Windows XP itself has a memory leak, either that or every app that I use does. Bah.
  • Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
lung

Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 842 AM EDT SUN JUL 7 2002

...SMOKE FROM CANADIAN FIRES STILL MOVING ACROSS THE REGION...

NORTHERLY WINDS ALOFT ARE BRINGING SMOKE FROM THE FOREST FIRES OVER NORTHERN QUEBEC PROVINCE SOUTH INTO OUR REGION. THE POINT OF ORIGIN IS NEAR JAMES BAY...WHICH IS ABOUT 700 MILES NORTH OF OUR FORECAST AREA. VISIBILITIES ACROSS THE REGION WERE REDUCED TO AROUND 3 TO 4 MILES. IN ADDITION TO THE LOWERED VISIBILITY THERE COULD ALSO BE A SLIGHT SMELL OF THE SMOKE. THESE CONDITIONS WILL LINGER THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY AS WINDS ALOFT WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THE SMOKE THROUGH US.

THE WINDS ALOFT SHOULD BEGIN TO SHIFT TO A MORE NORTHWEST FLOW AND THIS SHOULD HELP TO PUSH THE SMOKE OUT OF THE AREA....