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Archive for February 22nd, 2021

Redux: Mac OS X – Spotlight not finding many files: force a rescan solved it

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/22

I bumped into a case where none of the steps in Mac OS X – Spotlight not finding many files: force a rescan solved it helped.

The problem was that my SD card at  /Volumes/SanDisk400GB/ was not indexed any more, but the SSD was.

These steps solved it:

$ sudo mdutil -i off /Volumes/SanDisk400GB/
2019-02-25 16:32:47.097 mdutil[14810:3728038] mdutil disabling Spotlight: /Volumes/SanDisk400GB -> kMDConfigSearchLevelFSSearchOnly
    Indexing disabled.
$ sudo mdutil -i on /Volumes/SanDisk400GB/
/Volumes/SanDisk400GB:
    Indexing enabled. 
$ sudo mdutil -E /Volumes/SanDisk400GB/
/Volumes/SanDisk400GB:
    Indexing enabled. 
$ sudo mdutil -E /
/:
    Indexing enabled. 
$ sudo mdutil -p

I am not sure if any of these can be omitted.

An odd thing: sudo mdutil -s does not show any output on progress. It is too late now, but I suspect it requires a volume parameter, just like -i and -E require.

–jeroen

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Why you should critically review how often and why you use various spaces in your home

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/22

Below is a great thread on why and how often you use spaces in your home.

It is time to critically review these, especially as the enduring covid crisis in many countries means you will spend a lot more time together for quite some time to come.

Rooms often hardly used, but usually being over-dimensioned or overly invested in:

  • living rooms
  • dining rooms
  • master bed rooms

Rooms under-estimated:

  • kitchens
  • bathrooms
  • family rooms (which seem to be the real living rooms)
  • office / work spaces (too often in small bed rooms)

It helps figuring out the hotspots in your home, and think about why you use them often or seldom, then redo the layout of the house so often used spaces get big enough to efficiently use.

A great video with a study done some 5 years ago is below the fold showing those hotspots for a typical USA home. The same idea applies outside in other countries as well, though they might not have all the rooms a typical USA house has.

Thread: [Archive.is] Kristian Köhntopp on Twitter: “For me, “Working from Home” started at 2020-02-23 due to a fire in the office. A month later, when the building was about to be reopened, Corona struck and forced the entire company into working from home. We will be keeping this up until at least October. This is my desk.… “

–jeroen

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Downloading Facebook videos as mp4 files in both mobile and HD quality for offline viewing

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/22

Videos from the above links below the sig.

–jeroen

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