Haha I don't think it would even boot up with 512mb...
I remember getting an extra 1mb ram for my amiga 500 and thinking it was the bomb!
Have you got extra ram or just the same spec? I do have 6music streaming constantly so that might have something to do with it if your's is fine.
Ridwan_sugi speaks the truth I did the same thing with with sony vegas to some animation clips I wanted to upload to my portfolio and they were only a few meg and I couldn't really tell the difference.
Just a random tip, if you want to join 2 points into one press cmd+alt+shift+j (on mac dunno about pc) they have to be open paths. The average command doesn't actually join them just sticks them on top of each other
Holy crap! That's hideous! Get out now!
I would seriously think about getting some legal advice. You might be able to make some demands and if he doesn't comply get some compensation or at least make sure no one else ends up in the same boat as you.
The Gnomon stuff is excellent that's for high end stuff but I think they do a basic one too The Gnomon Workshop - Tutorials for visual effects artists, concept designers, sculptors and comic book illustrators and traditional artists using Maya, ZBrush, 3ds Max, Photoshop and Painter as well as...
If the logo is quite simple you can just get the same font (if it is font based) and write it in the 3d program and it'll extrude it for you (that's how it works in softimage anyway)
If you do build the logo in 3D and only for this one job I would avoid 3Ds max it's pretty pricey Â£3000. Maya...