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David Grady: The Conference Call

August 25th, 2010 No comments

This one is just the truth – witnessed this many times…

Categories: fun, Work

iPhone completely resetted

December 4th, 2009 No comments

My iPhone 3G bothered me over the last weeks. Why?

Well – my job brings a lot of travelling to me – almost every day I have to drive by car from Austria to Germany. So every day I’m leaving Austria the iPhone has to connect to a german partner provider (T-Mobile A –> T-Mobile D). Every phone I owned previously was doing this by itself – but not the iPhone. It just lost the connection and did nothing to connect to the partner provider.

Yes – I know… there is a preference I have to set to automatically switch. And guess what? Yeah – the preference was set to ‘automatic’… but it simply didn’t connect.

Network Selection

I always had to do this switch manually by opening the preferences menu and selecting the partner provider after the iPhone was showing up the list of providers it found.

That procedure took me sometimes up to 2 or 3 minutes… unacceptable.

Yesterday i missed several calls due to the fact that I simply forgot to switch to the german provider – bad luck, yeah. Really bad luck. But – this was the initial kick for me to get this ‘bug’ fixed.

But what should I do? I resetted the phone several times before without any change… So this was not the point. Soft-Resetting is just one way to reset your iPhone. You also have the possiblility to completely reset the phone to it’s basics by using the reset-option in the preferences menu (preferences/general/reset); therefor I yesterday used the option ‘Erase All Content and Settings’…

Full Reset

After resetting the iPhone the phone was setup as it was when I got it out of the box. Switching on showed me to connect the phone via USB cable to the computer / iTunes.

As soon as iTunes started up the phone was recognized and I was asked to reinstall the last backup – or to tread the phone as a completely new one. So I wanted to start over from the beginning and selected therefor the option to treat the phone as a new one.

Seconds later the phone was re-activated (yes it was deactived by erasing all the content) – and then a first synchronization was performed. I had to re-organize all the apps – and yes, for sure – all the infos stored on the phone have really been deleted (including all the login infos – e.g. Skype, Nimbuzz, 1Password…) – be aware if you do it the same way: you don’t get these kind of data back synched; you have to take care about this data by yourself BEFORE you start over resetting the phone. Finally Contacts & mail accounts where transferred so that the phone was perfectly setup.

The question was – would it work? Would the provider switch be done automatically? I was really looking forward to the next day 🙂

And yeah – it really worked like a charm! The provider switched within seconds now.

Sideeffects? Some…

  • The phone generally got faster. This was specially recognized at the iPod features like ‘Genius Mixes’.
  • Battery indicator wasn’t showing the ‘%’ version any more; that’s a 3GS feature – but was showing on the 3G because I JB’ed it in the past (before updating to iPhone OS 3.x)
  • Battery capacity – the phone now is’nt that much battery hungry it was before

So for now – I’m happy again with my iPhone  🙂

Categories: Apple, iPhone, Work

New Poll live

June 25th, 2009 No comments

Preferred Collaboration SW…

During the last months I recognized that IBMs Lotus Domino has to fight more against competitors than the last years.

Especially against Sharepoint – it seems that almost every bigger company nearby switches currently from Notes/Domino to MS Sharepoint… and even the smaller one are checking their infrastructure now.

Categories: Lotus Domino, Work

We just did it again….

June 24th, 2009 No comments

Milk Box exchange

Categories: fun, Work

I-Day at Holzkirchen, Germany

May 12th, 2009 No comments

Holzkirchen in the evening

Holzkirchen in the evening

This constellation of the clouds reminds me a little bit of the Hollywood movie ‘Independence Day’ by Roland Emmerich…

Categories: iPhone, Work

FreeBSD install

April 1st, 2009 No comments
FreeBSD Distribution

FreeBSD Distribution

Well – after I’ve not touched a linux system on administrative way for the last couple of years. I now install FreeBSD on a old server as playground.

It’s part of my new work – and it makes pretty fun.

The only problem so far is the big amount of broken ports I have to deal with – curious because I’m using a brand new distribution of FreeBSD (7.1)…

Update, April 3rd:
Got it – ports-mgmt –> portupgrade is your friend…
But PHP5 is still not working with Apache22… – keep on going… 

Categories: MacBook Pro, Work

Long way to Holzkirchen

February 18th, 2009 No comments
Truck in the field...

Truck in the field...

Today we (Gery & I) started in the morning – and Gery tried hard to get to Holzkirchen earlier. But the snow and ice made it hard for the traffic on the highways…

So we arrived in Holzkirchen at least later then ever before  – see the reason on the left side of this post… 🙁

Categories: Work