Until Apple fixes the buggy Yosemite WiFi driver I’m running this script I whipped up and it’s helping me keep a tenuous grip on what I’m pleased to call my sanity.
It looks for WiFi to drop out of the “running” state and then power cycles it. Works like a charm.
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport -I |grep -q running
if [ $? == 1 ]
# Not running, reconnect
echo "$(date): WiFi down .. reconnecting ..."
networksetup -setairportpower en0 off
networksetup -setairportpower en0 on
Fri Oct 31 13:01:01 PDT 2014: WiFi down .. reconnecting ...
Fri Oct 31 13:28:51 PDT 2014: WiFi down .. reconnecting ...
Fri Oct 31 13:31:01 PDT 2014: WiFi down .. reconnecting ...
Fri Oct 31 13:33:01 PDT 2014: WiFi down .. reconnecting ...
Fri Oct 31 13:52:32 PDT 2014: WiFi down .. reconnecting ...
Best thing about it is that I don’t have to download a tool from a
.ru domain and run it as root. What could possibly go wrong?
This came over the transom today: https://medium.com/conquering-corporate-america/15-tricks-to-appear-smart-in-emails-608f5cf27975
What’s odd is that I’ve worked with people over the past decade who were definitely working off this list years before it was codified. Time travel is real, people!
This article is interesting on several levels:
- Goodreads has trolls, who knew?
- It helps one understand how we could have gotten to g.a.m.e.r.g.a.t.e (if the placid pools of literary sites are like this, how could we not?)
- The Internet makes people do surprising things (like visiting a troll’s house :-))
- It was great to be reminded of one of my favorite computer memes, Eliza (via a roundabout route)
Also, since the article is authored by an actual, um, author, it’s well written and easy to read.
On making the owner’s manual for a car that requires a section on “Getting Out” … more and more special, indeed.
You’ll either find this amusing or anger inducing depending on your proximity to the software maintenance coalface:
The first one made me cry a little for the rotting corpse of software maintainability but I’ve committed most of the others in various languages.
Using && and || inline is a common idiom in Lua which lacks a ternary operator and #5 is often necessary in Xcode which, bizarrely, lacks any kind of useful bookmarking.
Everyone needs a hobby … http://goo.gl/jR7QXZ
“I respect Starbucks for its business sense, customer service and amenities including clean bathrooms and WiFi,” he told The Telegraph. “But unless I am checking a new store off my list, I would not go there for the coffee.”