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There is probably an anecdote from the Bell Labs from the early 1970s which either solves your problem or improves your understanding of it.

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Oct
27
awarded  Commentator
Oct
27
comment Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?
This just removes the "Disconnecting..." message. If you try this and then check the "Display VPN Status in Menu Bar" option in Network Settings to bring back the indicator, it will also bring back the "Disconnecting..." message.
Oct
27
comment Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?
For the record, this suggestion was originally "Restart Finder". I suppose it's too late to flag the over-enthusiastic edit for a rollback.
Oct
27
comment Why is the menu bar showing the VPN “Disconnecting” animation forever?
I was able to kill pppd only with sudo kill -9 pppd which is unsettling. Perhaps I wasn't patient enough with the regular kill. But if this is really what it takes, that's unsettling, and basically indicates that pppd is buggy. For what it's worth, I also tried disabling (not removing) the service in Network Settings, then reenabling it, as suggested by @KyleCronin, but it just brought back the scrolling "Disconnecting..." message.
Oct
22
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
7
asked Is there a way to avoid the Featured tab in IOS App Store?
Dec
1
comment System sounds “queued” up
So is there a way to purge the queue? Sometimes it plays old sound effects for quite a while.
Sep
28
comment How can I set the priority of Wi-Fi networks on my iOS device?
I tried this, but it was a disappoimtment. It amounts to degrading your less desired network to "don't autoconnect" whereas the behavior I am interested in is to always reconnect to the most preferred network as soon as it's available.
Sep
28
comment How can I set the priority of Wi-Fi networks on my iOS device?
For the record the current download link for the iPhone Configuration Utility seems to be support.apple.com/kb/DL1465
Sep
24
comment How can I set the priority of Wi-Fi networks on my iOS device?
If both networks are in range, you don't have to forget the one you don't want; just select the one you want (so it gets the check mark).
Mar
7
comment Is there a way to convert audio files in Mac OS X or the command line without using iTunes?
+1 but I really wish somebody would add a pointer to exhaustive documentation. I have gotten it to work through trial and error and guesswork, but many of the options I should perhaps have been using are very very briefly documented.
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
4
awarded  Student
Jan
4
awarded  Scholar
Jan
4
comment Remove duplicate smart playlists in iTunes
Thanks. I don't know why this didn't work before. Maybe it was enabled by a recent iTunes upgrade (I upgraded from 9.something I think).
Jan
4
accepted Remove duplicate smart playlists in iTunes
Jan
4
asked Remove duplicate smart playlists in iTunes
Jan
4
awarded  Supporter
Jan
4
comment How to find un-synced content on my iPhone
Mine cleared up after I did "transfer purchases". By following the progress indicator in iTunes, it seems that the untransferred purchases were paid (non-free) apps. I had been looking for a way to sync those before, but didn't find anything like it in the Store section. Am I missing something or is this the only way to keep the paid apps synced? (And why doesn't the error dialog explain this, if it's this simple?)