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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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Tonya Engst on Web Site Upgrades, Ebook Publishing, and New Hardware Choices

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Before leaving on vacation, Tonya Engst spoke with Chuck Joiner of MacVoicesTV about a variety of topics, including the need for Web site redesigns, how Web site design differs from ebook design, how our current publishing process works, and the new Apple hardware she’s using to make it all happen.Generic Globefollow link

 

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robert blunt  2012-09-10 06:56
just got done watching you on the podcast it was very nice.. My question is are there any plan to do an update to the app Bookle with some more features? thank you
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-09-10 06:57
Yes, Bookle development has been on hold for a bit because Peter Lewis found himself with nowhere near enough time to keep up, so I'm talking with other developers.