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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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iPhoto ’11 9.3.2

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Apple has released iPhoto ’11 9.3.2, a small update that brings that brings compatibility with the new sharing features in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. In addition to performance and stability improvements, the update now enables you to share photos via Twitter as well as Messages (Mountain Lion’s replacement for iChat). ($14.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 669.7 MB via Software Update or 637 MB via Apple’s support page)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

Comments about iPhoto ’11 9.3.2
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George Chase  2012-07-25 20:33
I clicked Software Update thinking I'd get the iPhoto 9.3.2 and instead got a major iWork update, Safari 6 and remote desktop client. I'll open iPhoto and let it update itself later.