Archive for November 2011

TokyoGAF #13 2010 bonenkai

We had Mihashi from Digital Domain over at my companies year end party. Nibbles and wine with way too many people for the size of the room, but it was one of the best TokyoGAF parties yet. After this booze up, those still standing went clubbing.


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iPhone 4s net woes

Spent half the day trying to fix a broken network on a brand new iPhone 4s.
For those in a hurry the ONLY way I could find to fix it is the magic "reset-all trick":
Settings>General>Reset>Reset all Settings
And now for the details.
Woke up this morning connected to my home wifi, no probs. As soon as I left the house I couldn't connect despite a full (KDDI) antenna signal and a 3G icon. Phone was fine, just mail, and all web access couldn't connect.
Strange I thought, waited until I got to Shinjuku hoping it was a local prob. Still no go so I called KDDI info where they took me through these steps:
1. Stop and start network via airplane mode.
still no go...
2. Reset network Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network
still no go...
3. Reboot iPhone
still no go...
4. Then I was told to reset the phone to factory & restore from an old backup!!!
so I went back to the office ready to do that meanwhile losing a week of setting up this baby. Awful.
Did that and got connected!
Until I left the office, when my office wifi was out of range I was off the net again.
Went to various meetings by calling friends and asking them to get addresses where I had on my net based contacts!
Finally I went to a KDDI shop, they went thought exactly the same as above, finally telling me I had no choice but to go to Apple. Typical pass the blame game.
Then on the way back I just tried the reset-all trick above and it worked.
The actual prob I have not pinpointed but for now if you are suddenly left without a net try it it may save you a lot of trouble.
Now maybe I should bill those bastards at Cupertino....