Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

Google Reader ate my memory

I noticed at work that Firefox kept taking up large amounts of memory, which it hasn't done for a while (not since the massive improvements in versions 6 and 7)*. So I did some digging in about:memory and discovered that a lot of the memory was eaten up by Google Reader. To be more accurate - by links to Google Plus buttons, which weren't being disposed of over the course of the day.

As I can't even get to Google Plus from work this seemed a tad silly, so I went looking for a solution and discovered that adding plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton to my Adblock Plus filters** suddenly reduced the memory that Google Reader was taking up from 400MB to 9MB. Where it then stayed for the rest of the day.

*Except for when Firebug is running. That thing eats memory.
**I've never added a filter before, ABP seems to be pretty awesome at spotting ads.




Original post on Dreamwidth - there are comment count unavailable comments there.
Subscribe

  • Interesting Links for 19-10-2021

    Lord Chancellor, there is already a mechanism for the law to be changed: it is called Parliament (tags: law uk fascism ) Dolphins living off…

  • Interesting Links for 18-10-2021

    Six things the UK could do to tackle climate change (tags: globalwarming uk ) Real Names: the wrong tool for the wrong problem (tags: names…

  • Interesting Links for 17-10-2021

    Watch a marble drop through 100 animated scenes (tags: animation video ) Shortage nation: why the UK is braced for a grim Christmas (tags: UK…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 13 comments

  • Interesting Links for 19-10-2021

    Lord Chancellor, there is already a mechanism for the law to be changed: it is called Parliament (tags: law uk fascism ) Dolphins living off…

  • Interesting Links for 18-10-2021

    Six things the UK could do to tackle climate change (tags: globalwarming uk ) Real Names: the wrong tool for the wrong problem (tags: names…

  • Interesting Links for 17-10-2021

    Watch a marble drop through 100 animated scenes (tags: animation video ) Shortage nation: why the UK is braced for a grim Christmas (tags: UK…