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14. Garbage Collection

Colin Moock Adobe Developer Library ePub

Every time a program creates an object, ActionScript stores it in system memory (for example, in RAM). As a program creates hundreds, thousands, or even millions of objects, it slowly occupies more and more memory. To prevent system memory from being fully depleted, ActionScript automatically removes objects from memory when they are no longer needed by the program. The automatic removal of objects from memory is known as garbage collection.

In an ActionScript program, an object becomes eligible for garbage collection as soon as it becomes unreachable. An object is unreachable when it cannot be accessed directly or indirectly through at least one garbage collection root. The most significant garbage collection roots in ActionScript are as follows:

Package-level variables

Local variables of a currently executing method or function

Static variables

Instance variables of the program's main class instance

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Mythology and Literature

Victoria Charles Parkstone International ePub
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CHAPTER TWO: The seventy-eight tarot cards

Papus Aeon Books ePub

The Major Arcana are laid out as follows. The hieroglyphic figure, drawn by Gabriel Goulinat, forms the central image. Each of the figures has been reproduced according to information drawn from the most authentic documents I could find.

At the top of the card is the number. Corresponding numbers and symbols in the following alphabets are [arranged in descending order] down the left hand side: 1) Latin; 2) Hebrew; 3) Sanskrit; 4) the corresponding Egyptian symbol; 5) the Watan symbol according to the Archeometer of Saint-Yves d'Alveydres and by special permission of the author. These equivalents will prove invaluable to occultists of all schools and for those seeking knowledge of occult science.

At the bottom of each card is its traditional meaning in large letters, and underneath this, three other meanings: spiritual, moral oralchemical and physical. The latter is the one used for divination. So for divinatory Tarot readings it is sufficient to look at the name right at the bottom of each card.

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Chapter 4 Reflect—What’s Real for You?

Richard J. Leider Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If you talk with people in the latter part of their lives and ask them to look back on how they’ve lived, you’ll hear a consistent refrain: “If I were to live my life over, I’d be more reflective.” Dig a little deeper, and they usually add, “Happiness is a choice, not a result of how life treats you.”

What they’re really saying is, reflection is all about choice.

What is reflection?

First, let’s dispel some misconceptions. Start with what it isn’t—and what it doesn’t require you to do.

Reflection doesn’t require you to go off to a monastery. You don’t have to light candles and learn to sit in the lotus position. Soothing music isn’t necessary; you don’t have to practice chanting or learn a mantra. (To be fair, these may be helpful practices for some people; they’re just not required.) The point is, it’s not an esoteric experience designed to make you self-conscious—at least not in an uncomfortable way.

But you do, actually, want to become more conscious of yourself—in a good way.

Reflection is about pausing to look at life from the inside out. It goes back to the Life Reimagined Spiral. In trigger moments we tend to do two things: we go higher, and we go deeper.

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Use Virtual Appliances

Kissell, Joe TidBITS ePub

In this book, I mainly describe installing standard, off-the-shelf operating systems in virtual machines. The assumption is that you'll obtain the other software you need, install it yourself, and configure it to do whatever you need to do. That's the ordinary way of doing things, but Fusion offers another approach, too.

Let's say you create a new virtual machine and install an operating system, using just the components and options you want. Then you install software to perform a specific taskserving databases, providing network security, indexing Web pages, or whatever. You customize everything thoroughly to create a lean, mean, highly optimized virtual machine. And thenyou give it away so that other people can get all those capabilities simply by dropping a file into the Fusion Virtual Machine Libraryno installation or setup required! That's the general idea behind Virtual Appliances.

Appliances come in all shapes and sizes. As I write this, you can find more than 1,200 to choose from in more than a dozen categories. Many are free (built entirely from open-source software); some are commercial, and of those, some offer limited-time evaluation versions. Browse the available appliances at (You can also get to that page by choosing VMware Fusion > Download Virtual Appliances.)

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