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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.

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1Password 3.7.2

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AgileBits has released 1Password 3.7.2, a minor update to its password and identity management app that continues the company’s quest to provide a seamless experience to users of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Since version 3.6.0, 1Password has been working on compatibility with the new Safari 5.1 and now sports an all-new Safari extension that has received several improvements with the latest release. In addition, AgileBits has added the capability to provide better diagnostic reports and improved error handling, with a particular focus on wireless synchronization. Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements round out the update. ($39.99 new, free update, 17.1 MB, release notes)

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Suffering from password overload or anxiety? Joe Kissell helps you choose and manage your Mac, Web, and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch passwords efficiently and securely. He also explains Keychain Access, covers password management utilities, and explores common problems.

 

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Comments about 1Password 3.7.2
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Charles Reeves Jr  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2011-08-09 06:22
Not mentioned in the brief article is the massive number of negative comments created by this release. I do realize they didn't have a lot of time to come up with a new version, and they are slowly fixing the most blatant problems. But I still like the simplicity of the old version.
I do NOT like the fact that I now have to open 1P EACH time I want to use it. Much easier the 'old' way - click on the icon in the tool bar and it logged onto the site where needed.
Peter Worsley  2011-08-10 00:01
No discussion of not supporting Firefox 5.0.1
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-08-10 14:20
There's a limit to what we can (a) notice when it's not called out in release notes and (b) include in what is intended to be a short update. But that's what comments are for - you can add useful information to the article. So what's the problem with Firefox 5.0.1?