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I Check Out By Taking Out The Garbage

Mark Mzyk | March 18, 2008

Stress, for various reasons, has been building up in my life lately, and I don’t feel like I’m dealing with it very well.  So I’m skipping the long post I had planned for today and instead I’m providing you with these links on garbage collection:

A quick intro to garbage collection

A little more about garbage collection

Explaining garbage collection

These links provide a general overview of how garbage collection works, but are probably too technical for the non-computer science minded to fully comprehend or care about.  The link to explaining garbage collection is the best metaphor for garbage collection I’ve ever seen.

And yes, I opted to de-stress tonight by reading about garbage collection.  That has to make me a grade A geek.

Thanks goes to Daniel Ehrenberg for writing those links.

Filed in: Languages,Technology.


  1. Comment by Daniel Ehrenberg:

    I’m happy to hear I helped you de-stress! Hopefully I’ll have another one of these posts soon. If there was anything that you found unclear, please tell me.

    March 19, 2008 @ 13:18
  2. Comment by Mark:

    Daniel –

    I found all of it fairly easy to understand, with just a little bit of thought. The only suggestion I would have is perhaps some diagrams and/or pictures in the future, because I found myself often wanting to visualize the algorithms, but having a hard time transposing them to a visual image. Eventually I got it, but it took a couple of passes over the text.

    – Mark

    March 19, 2008 @ 19:30