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Shell script sleep timing is off when run from Automator

I have a shell script that plays a mantra and three bells for meditation. #!/bin/bash log=~/Dropbox/code/meditation/meditation.log bell_path=~/Dropbox/code/meditation/meditation_bell/ echo $(date) “Mantra begin.” >> $log afplay ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Media/Music/Unknown\ Artist/Unknown\ Album/楞嚴咒〔靈巖山寺早課版〕.m4a && echo $(date) “Mantra done.” >> $log afplay ${bell_path}bright_bell.mp3 && echo $(date) “Bright bell done.” >> $log sleep 1800 # 30 minutes afplay ${bell_path}small_bell.mp3 && echo $(date) […]

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ath leaves many open sockets

This seems somehow similar to this question. While diagnosing some weird application behaviour on my MacBook Pro and the dreaded “too many open files” errors appearing in the shell out of nowhere, I came to find out that ath, an executable component of AirTrafficHost.framework, keeps a huge number of open sockets in CLOSE_WAIT state. The […]

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macOS partition startup Volume and Recovery Disk type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF plus part of the disk corrupted?

I have a situation very similar to the ones depicted in two previous questions I found (this and this), but still different (I address why my situation is different later on in the question). The problem I am really panicking, my computer has been in unbootable status for two days now and because of coronavirus […]

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macOS partition startup Volume and Recovery Disk type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF plus part of the disk corrupted?

I have a situation very similar to the ones depicted in two previous questions I found (this and this), but still different (I address why my situation is different later on in the question). The problem I am really panicking, my computer has been in unbootable status for two days now and because of coronavirus […]

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macOS partition startup Volume and Recovery Disk type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF plus part of the disk corrupted?

I have a situation very similar to the ones depicted in two previous questions I found (this and this), but still different (I address why my situation is different later on in the question). The problem I am really panicking, my computer has been in unbootable status for two days now and because of coronavirus […]

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Is there a way to have two mouse cursors on screen, controlled by different input devices (e.g. mouse, trackpad)?

I am using an external monitor with my MacBook Pro. I switch between them quite often. Whenever I’m working on whatever’s on my MacBook, I use my MacBook built-in keyboard/trackpad. When I interact with the monitor, I use an external keyboard and mouse. I was wondering if there was a way to have two mouse […]

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iPad opening downloaded document in wrong app

I have downloaded some word documents off safari, but when I try and open them, they open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, rather than Microsoft Word. Is there anything I can do to resolve this issue, and make the documents open in the correct application.

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Updated Xcode complaining about update on different user accounts, same Mac

On my Mac, I have two accounts: One mine and another of my wife. I have the latest Xcode version but when my wife logs in, she has a notification about the update and when it opens the AppStore there’s an Xcode actualization available. When I try to update I get an error saying there’s […]

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MacBook doesn’t detect the hird screen

I am trying to connect two Dell screens to my Macbook Pro 13″ via a dell dock. One screen is using HDMI cable and the other one a DisplayPort cable to connect to the dock and I’m connecting the MacBook using a type-c cable. My mac is running the latest version of Catalina. However, the […]

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Mid 2013 MacBook Air not supporting high resolution on new monitor

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) laptop, at work I have a Apple 27in LED Cinema Display and it displays at 2560×1440. For my home I just bought a brand new Samsung 28″ Monitor (U28E590D). When I connect my laptop through MiniDisplay > HDMI it seems like the max resolution I can set […]