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Monday, 28 June 2010

OS 4 Upgrade on 3GS iPhone

Jumped in with both feet .. works fine, even Lotus notes traveller.

One problem so far which was my photos were showing as really crappy resolution.  Plenty of google hits for this which are basically disable photo syncronisation in iTunes, apply, re-enable.

The first time this left me with black squares were pictures should have have been, repeated the process and that's fixed it ..

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Monday, 14 June 2010

MacBook Pro - Open heart surgery

In an attempt to re-build a Mac which wouldn't boot I came across:

Invaluable site .. The hard disk walk through was a breeze to follow ..

Intel Mac Startup Keys

Press C during startup Start up from a bootable CD or DVD, such as the Mac OS X Install disc that came with the computer.
Press D during startup Start up in Apple Hardware Test (AHT), if the Install DVD 1 is in the computer.
Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear two beeps. Reset NVRAM
Press Option during startup Starts into Startup Manager, where you can select a Mac OS X volume to start from. Note: Press N to make the the first bootable Network volume appear as well.
Press Eject, F12, or hold the mouse (/trackpad) button Ejects any removable media, such as an optical disc.
Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot).
Press T during startup Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode.
Press Shift during startup Start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items.
Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode.
Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode.
Press Option-N during startup Start from a NetBoot server using the default boot image.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Telescopic Window Brush

The ones to reach those high windows ...

  Shite .. step away, make do with whatever cack-handed way you currently do it ..

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Blackberry Email & MDS Simulator on Windows 7


After spending sometime working it out the Tomcat app needs write access to the %Program Files% directory.  Which windows 7 blocks .. to fix :

  1. Via the folder properties go to your security tab.
  2. In the bottom half you have the permissions listed for users, click the Advanced button
  3. Now go to the Owner tab, click Edit button (you will be asked for permision if UAC is at default
  4. Change owner to your account and be sure to check the ‘Replace owner on subcontainers and objects’ and click Apply button. this results in all files including system files being switched to your account as owner!
  5. Now in the ‘Advanced Security Settings for (your folder)’ you need to edit the permissions: select your account (the one you just used to take ownership) and click Edit button.
  6. You now see the Permissions tab and you need to again select your user account. (ensure that the permission is Full Control) check the lower ‘Replace all existing inheritable permissions…’ box and click Apply.

I also found running the app from Start Menu failed and needed to execute 'run.bat' from a command line.