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I was digging around for fun, and I found that the system.log was FLOODED with errors. Here's an example.

Mar 20 08:46:34 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x1378f0 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:34 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x137c00 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:35 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x41ed90 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:35 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x43d250 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:35 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x43d2a0 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:35 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x4369f0 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:35 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x453890 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:40 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x452360 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:40 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x137f10 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:40 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x452530 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:40 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x137cb0 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:40 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x1380c0 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:41 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x138510 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:50 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x138710 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:46:50 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x456ed0 "An error occurred while saving."
Mar 20 08:47:10 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[696]: -[ActivityTracker contentFilterPageWasVisited:address:] [1382:ezra] -- Got an error when saving MOC: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=134030 UserInfo=0x4570d0 "An error occurred while saving."

How big would an average system.log file be, and would it get "cleaned out" periodically by monthly processes or something like that? Here is my ls -l | grep system.log.

-rw-r-----    1 root   admin  11419271 Mar 20 09:05 system.log
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin    275257 Mar 12 00:30 system.log.0.bz2
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin     70129 Mar  4 00:30 system.log.1.bz2
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin     15149 Mar  2 00:10 system.log.2.bz2
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin     20181 Mar  1 00:30 system.log.3.bz2
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin     36629 Feb 29 00:30 system.log.4.bz2
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin   1608620 Feb 28 00:30 system.log.5.bz2
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin      9129 Jan  8 00:30 system.log.6.bz2
-rw-r-----    1 root   admin     59804 Jan  7 00:30 system.log.7.bz2

I have had my computer for just about 2 years. If there is a problem, I would appreciate your thoughts and help.

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See if you can find the Parental Controls activity log file. Make sure it's not on a full volume, make sure it's not corrupt (try moving it aside or deleting it and letting the system recreate it), and make sure it has the right permissions (perhaps run a "Repair Permissions" on that volume from Disk Utility)

See the following answer for more information about these files. How can I view Mac OS X Parental Control files with format .data?

The more I read through that other question and answer, the more convinced I am that one or more of your parental controls log files (which are actually CoreData .data files, not plain text logs) are corrupt.

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I deleted it, and I now have to see if those errors show up. –  CoffeeRain Mar 20 '12 at 19:41
    
Still do... This current system.log has been used for 8 days and is 12.1 MB. –  CoffeeRain Mar 20 '12 at 20:04
    
What exactly did you delete? The binary plist files in .../[username]/[year]/[month]/..., or the actual SQLite data file .../[username]/events.data ? If you didn't get them all, just move aside the entire ParentalControls folder and see if it gets recreated and the errors stop. –  Spiff Mar 20 '12 at 22:55
    
:D I'll try deleting the username folder... –  CoffeeRain Mar 20 '12 at 23:21
    
Nope didn't work. It still gives those errors. –  CoffeeRain Mar 20 '12 at 23:46

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