Like us, Macworld Senior Editor Chris Breen deals with a lot of correspondence from public relations folks, many of whom are clueless about how to engage journalists effectively. He has now written a handy guide for PR flacks to follow, with sensible but frequently abused advice such as: A few minutes of research is helpful; we don’t want to talk to your CEO; and pitching Windows-only products to a Mac publication will get you ignored.follow link
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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