High CPU use caused by SystemUIServer?

By Jordan / May 4, 2013 /

I’ve been plagued by this issue for months now wherein the SystemUIServer daemon on Mac OS X 10.8.x has been consuming massive amounts of CPU. The visible results of this process acting up were: Laggy performance in applications — Spotlight in particular The clock not updating the time (switched to the iStat Menus clock to…

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Firefox: 16 versions later, still fails at the details

By Jordan / September 12, 2012 /

There once was a time in my pre-Mac days when Firefox was the only browser I would use. IE blew chunks (it mostly still does) and Google Chrome wasn’t even a browser yet, so anything to avoid the toolbar-palooza that was Internet Explorer was right by me. Then came Chrome, promising per-tab processes to avoid…

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Steam for Mac: still a UI disaster

By Jordan / December 21, 2011 /

Back in my dark ages of computing, when I only had a PC and I pirated just about every game and application I used, Steam was launched, promising to revolutionize the gaming industry. It did not, at least not at the time. When all you wanted to do was use a CD-Key and no-CD Crack…

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Why I stopped using Google+

By Jordan / August 18, 2011 /

My feelings towards Google+ were best described by Alex Albrecht on an episode of Diggnation a few weeks back when he said “I’m hesitantly optimistic [about Google+].” In other words, I’m hesitant because Google Buzz didn’t do much for me along with a ton of other Google services that were overhyped and under-delivered. Wave, anyone?…

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