Syslogd maxing your processor at 100%!
There is a bug in Leopard that randomly affects the performance of your system. I was fine for a few months, but it started this week on my MacBook. I researched a fix for the problem and apparently it only happens if you have .Mac. It is a problem with the new Back to my Mac. What it does is it maxes one core. It is hard to notice on a quad or octo Mac Pro, but on a two cores Mac, it really affects performance. I don't really have the perfect solution. The only way I found of getting the performance back is to deactivate Back to my Mac. It is not much of a loss, because it never really worked anyway. I still hope it will be fixed in 10.5.2, but in the meantime, it is nice to know how to avoid losing processor performance. After deactivating Back to my Mac, you'll need to restart your computer or force quit syslogd.