(can you fix the spelling error on my previous comments title? Cheese, How about a comment preview guys? They are catching on I hear!)
Ok thank you for posting this Drupal works much better on my local mac now. No 2 second page delays.
I have Zend Optimizer installed and this does not conflict with it at all.
I did have slightly modify these instructions... as the
extension_dir directive was not point at anything but the local folder. You may have covered this in you "secure php.ini" article, but I didn't read that. I just copied the file from it's "preferred" install directory to the one I appended to the local directory in my php.ini.
(no comment preview: hope this makes sense!)