Java memory leaks

Today a colleague of mine found nice page with the story of a java memory leak hunter. This is a story out of real life – if you ever tried to find out why huge java (server) applications get an OutOfMemoryException you’ll know what this man is talking about. He found out some very interesting things.
On this page an Eclipse profiler is mentioned – looks nice, I’ll have to test it.

Software for my Blackberry

Since I switched from my SonyEricsson P910i to a Blackberry 7290 a year ago I missed my password safe. On the P910i I was using Handy Safe because it had a desktop part that allowed me to sync it with my PC.

The password safe RIM provides for Blackberries could not be synchronized with the PC and so I was searching for another one. Finally I found it:MiniSafe for Blackberry – it allows me to define categories and types, has a built in password generator and I can synchronize it with my PC. The only thing missing is a password generator that generates pronounceable password like apg does. I really love these passwords, after typing them in three times you remember them.

Another nice little freeware application that I am running on my Blackberry is BBLight from BlackBerryTools. It switches on the light of my Blackberry every time I press any key – like on “normal” mobile phones ;-)

convert ogg to mp3

Today I googled for a program to convert ogg vorbis audio files into mp3 files – because my car player can’t play ogg files. I found hundreds of shareware programs with ugly UI’s and bad encoders.

At last I found a real cool one at www.rarewares.org – LameDropXPd did exactly what I wanted:

  • Let me drop in the ogg’s,
  • converted it using the best mp3 encoder – lame (IMHO),
  • tagged it and
  • saved it in the correct folder

secure wireless lan

On saturday I had to install another wireless lan and I used a D-Link DI-624+ router.When I searched for a method to generate a WEP or WPA password I found a very good page about the configuration of this router (its in german). It contains a link to software from a ct’ article that allows you to generate WPA and WEP keys – very usefull.I used the WPA-PSK encryption mode which is more secure than WEP.