I upgraded my desktop speakers to Audioengine A2+ a while ago. They are awesome, except for one random bug: they sometimes stop working and require me to unplug their power.

I haven’t been able to figure out what the root cause is yet, but my hunch says it is a lack of audio. So, I’m trying to use afplay via cron to see if it stops happening.

I grabbed 10-seconds-of-silence.mp3 and setup the following cron job:

30 * * * * /usr/bin/afplay /Users/priddle/.dotfiles/share/osx/sounds/silence-10.mp3 2>/dev/null

🤞 hopefully this helps! It’s super annoying to hop on morning calls and not have audio.