Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 5.3, an update to its app designed to remind you of keyboard shortcuts whenever you need a hint. The new version features a number of performance improvements and provides better compatibility with several apps, including Screen Sharing, iKey, iChat, and the development environment Eclipse. In addition, KeyCue now includes an optional legend that explains the meaning of symbols used in the shortcut table. (€19.99 new, free update, 6.1 MB)
Syslogd Overwhelming Your Computer?
If your Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) system is unexpectedly sluggish, logging might be the culprit. Run Activity Monitor (Applications/Utilities/ folder), and click the CPU column twice to get it to show most to least activity. If syslogd is at the top of the list, there's a fix. Syslogd tracks informational messages produced by software and writes them to the asl.db, a file in your Unix /var/log/ directory. It's a known problem that syslogd can run amok. There's a fix: deleting the asl.db file.
Launch Terminal (from the same Utilities folder), and enter these commands exactly as written, entering your administrative password when prompted:
sudo launchctl stop com.apple.syslogd
sudo rm /var/log/asl.db
sudo launchctl start com.apple.syslogd
Your system should settle down to normal. For more information, follow the link.