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Posted On Sunday, January 29, 2006 1:16 PM

Fix for FireFox memory leaks
For a while now I've noticed that my FireFox v1.5 is eating up my system's memory (Windows XP Professional btw). This is called a "memory leak" - FireFox reserves chunks of RAM, uses them, but does not free them and does not return them to the system once it's done using them. FireFox is caching pictures downloaded from the internet into RAM. The more you browse, the more images are cached, the more memory is used up. A quick fix for the problem is to set a limit, in FireFox, on the amount of memory ......

Posted On Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:02 PM

Screen shots of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Build 5299 (Beta 2 Preview) have obtained screen shots of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Build 5299 (Beta 2 Preview).

I haven't noticed anything exciting in the screen shots - certainly nothing that FireFox doesn't already offer. Does anybody know of any interesting new feature coming from Microsoft in IE7 ?

Posted On Sunday, January 22, 2006 1:47 PM

Microsoft Exchange Server SMTPDiag Tool
I've been experiencing ?? annoying problem with our test SMTP server (it's a Windows 2003 machine running IIS6) - Emails were left "stuck" in the Queue folder. I had a look at the machine's System Event Log using "Event Viewer" and found this error message repeated for each email: "Message delivery to the host '' failed while delivering to the remote domain 'xxxx' The connection was dropped by the remote host." Luckily, I've found some Google Group posts referring to a tool called ......

Posted On Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:59 AM direc.tor - Powerful UI for
I've just discovered direc.tor which is an innovative and powerful user interface for managing your bookmarks. You add a bookmarklet to your FireFox (or MSIE) and launch it when browsing What you get is a drop-down list of all your tags. Choose a tag and another drop-down list is populated with all related tags. Choose a tag from that ddl and the process continues. This is an excellent way to find links through tags and to see which of your tags are useful and ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:24 AM

MSIE Developer Toolbar Beta 1 Refresh
There is a new version of the Microsoft Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar that I mentioned a while ago. It's called "Beta 1 Refresh" (Why not simply call it "Beta 2"? :) ) and is available for download from Jeff Varga of Microsoft's IE developement team reports that it includes several new features and the following bug fixes: We have fixed element bounding box calculations to be accurate Outlining of elements is now significantly faster We have fixed the ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 7:57 AM

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