Digital publisher and podcaster Glenn Fleishman has a new podcast, The Periodicalist, and its second episode (though the first to be recorded) features our own Tonya Engst and Michael Cohen, and Macworld’s Serenity Caldwell discussing how you go about making digital books these days. Insights and war stories sprinkle the conversation as it ranges over all the things you need to know and do to be an epublisher. 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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