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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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Yojimbo 1.1 Adds Features, Fixes Bugs -- Bare Bones Software has released Yojimbo 1.1, the first update to the company's new information organizer (See "Let Yojimbo Guard Your Information Castle" in TidBITS-814). The program has matured in numerous small ways, adding AppleScript support that could enable import from other programs, improving its searching capabilities, and providing a keyboard toggle for creating bookmarks versus Web archives when importing a URL. Read the Current Release Notes page for a full list of changes. Yojimbo 1.1 is a 2.6 MB download. It's free to registered users; new copies cost $40. [ACE]

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