Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Been Busy..

Firefox.. I love you but why do you eat my memory? Has nobody found a memory leak in Firefox and maybe ummm fixed it? Yeessshh. With IE7 rendering much better these days I may have to revisit it.. maybe..

The Job search continues.. To be totally honest I have really only taken like 2-3 days off to walk in the woods.. The rest of the time I have been doing a day-to-day contracting making 75/hr and working something like 33-40 hours a week. So basically taking home about 4K more than my previous position that I hated. I know some of my annonymous readers were concerned and I did not want them staying up at night unable to sleep because of their fear for my well being.

I got a good lead this morning. A company is hiring application developers. The rate is 82/hr and the commute is probably going to be a solid hour. No traffic though. It is also more in the application development field instead of web development which I enjoy alot more. The extra seven bucks an hour is not bad either.

The other stop-gap gig I have a chance at is a quickie with an old employer. The rate is 110/hr but it is only for two weeks. I am not sure if that is going to materialize or not. We will have to wait and see.

I do not think any amount of money I make will ever be enough for my wife. She really does not realize that most people in my position are making 40-60 an hour and plenty happy with it. Oh well.. One bad decision, a couple great kids, and life goes on.

I think Payton Manning MUST lose the Super Bowl. I find it too humerous that he has every record except a Super Bowl ring and alot of joy and laughter will go out of my life if he actually wins. Smokkee.. make sure you root for Payton!!!!

I hope to be back on the Poker tables soon.. probably in May or something.. Until then peace.


Blogger TripJax said...

I just signed up with IE7 last week and everytime I try to close a tab, I get the Error Message (that fucking thing asking if I want to send an Error Report) and it closes all my IE windows. WTF?

It has gotten so frustrating, I went back to FireFox, but I really want to make IE7 work also. Fuck I wish I knew more about computers...

9:12 AM

Blogger JL514 said...

Currently have 9 tabs open and firefox is using 90MB. I think last I heard about the firefox mem leak the easy solution is just not to leave it open too long. It's a progressive leak IIRC.

How long do you live a window open? Do you have some other program/task that keeps it open in the background?

I usually keep firefox open for 1 or 2 hours at a time. I usually will close it to do something else, and then start a new session. Does closing the app and starting a new session bring your memory under control or does it require a restart?

11:48 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Closing and restarting works.. However.. lets take yesterday. I am coding in our CMS system with connections open to 5-production sites for our client and 5-staging sites, trying to smack down some bugs. Now you want me to close all my windows every 2 hours? I do not think so. Pain in my ass. If I surfed porn all day then ok. So they can not fix a progressive memory leak? Stupid.

12:40 PM

Blogger JL514 said...

Yeah I get you. I always forget that firefox can be used for many people's jobs and they require it to be open for much longer than I do (minute man.)

Are you implying that I surf porn all day? :rolleyes:

12:46 PM


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