Archive for December, 2009

60s turn 40

December 31st, 2009 No comments

With the starting of a new decade, I just realised that all those born in the 1960s (including myself) have now turned 40.

Holland Under Water

December 31st, 2009 No comments

In Holland, two thirds of the population lives below sea level. Some neighborhoods around Rotterdam are as much as 7m below sea level.

No wonder two Netherlands based companies control 40% of the global dredging business.

Forest Destruction

December 31st, 2009 No comments

More interesting snippets from Time magazine.

Forest destruction accounts for 15% of global emissions by human activity, far outranking the total from vehicles and aircraft combined.

Forests are disappearing so fast in Indonesia that, incredibly, this developing country ranks third in emissions behind industrial giants China and the U.S.

How to increase the VM memory for IntelliJ IDEA on OSX

December 8th, 2009 No comments

To change the VM memory settings from the default value of 256 MB, you should modify Info.plist found in:

/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA

You have to change the VMOptions at the end of the file:

<string>-Xms64m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Xbootclasspath/a:../lib/boot.jar -ea</string>