July 2012 Archives

Spotlight not working on Mac OSX


Spotlight was showing fewer and fewer results until one day it stopped even showing results from /Applications. As this is how I launch apps, something had to be done!

Opening up Terminal.app:

$ sudo mdutil -i on -E /
Error: unable to perform operation.  (-400)
	No index.

OK, so I need to delete the index, kill all the associated processes and hopefully things will restart.

$ sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100/
$ sudo killall -9 mdworker
$ sudo killall -9 mds
$ sudo mdutil -i on -E /
	Indexing enabled. 

Presto! Everything working again as normal!

  • I have a morning ritual that I need to share. I call it "the terminator". First I crouch down in the shower in the classic "naked terminator traveling through time" pose. With my eyes closed I crouch there for a minute, visualizing either Arnold or the guy from the second movie (not the chick in the third one because that one sucked) and I start to hum the terminator theme. Then I slowly rise to a standing position and open my eyes. It helps me to proceed through my day as an emotionless, cyborg badass. The only problem is if the shower curtain sticks to my terminator leg. It ruins the fantasy. I think maybe I read too many comic books when I was a kid...

    tags: craigslist morning ritual

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