Congratulations to Gordon Brown of att.net, Greg Bohlken of gmail.com, and Drexel Sprecher of digitalrainforest.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who received a copy of BeLight Software's Business Card Composer, worth $34.95. Also receiving a copy was Gil Friend of natlogic.com, who referred Drexel to this DealBITS drawing. But don't fret if you didn't win, since BeLight Software is offering everyone who entered the DealBITS drawing a discount off a copy of Business Card Composer 4.0, dropping the price to $24.50 for the download version (30 percent off) and $36.95 for the boxed version (8 percent off), which has more clip-art and designs. To take advantage of this offer, which is good through 13-Sep-06, use the URLs below for the download version or the boxed version. Thanks again for entering this DealBITS drawing, and we hope you'll continue to participate in the future. Thanks to the 746 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings!
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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