I'll have to get to the car to answer the questions about CPU usage while connected and not VE analyzing. I'll try minimizing it too.
As for the errors. I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. I do have some programming experience but I'm not familiar with TS on this level.
I do see a good amount of "2/9/12 9:37:13 AM
ebug: filtering record, no historic table close enough." throughout the log. I've attached them for reference. There also seem to be some communications issues. I'm not sure if that's due to the beater laptop that I'm using.
Thanks for the help so far.