I’m really starting to understand why so many people online talk about how Macs really need more than 256MB of RAM and should come with at least 512MB. The old spinning beach ball is getting annoying. I got curious so I grabbed a free app called Memory Stick (the site appears to have disappeared) that allows me to monitor my memory usage. Within about 10 minutes it’s already telling me I have 4 swapfiles of 512MB in total. Hmm, I wonder if another 512MB of RAM would be better? ;)
Oh well. I saw a used stick on ehmac.ca yesterday and I should have jumped on it. Silly me.