Friday, 28 November 2008

Restart Pending with Bootcamp Drivers (fix)

If you constantly get the error that there is a restart pending when trying to install the bootcamp drivers there is a simple fix. Ensure you have rebooted a couple of times just to be sure and if it persists with the Restart Pending error then follow these instructions.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager and delete or rename the PendingFileRenameOperations value (see screenshot - click to enlarge).


Friday, 21 November 2008

Apple iPhone Security Updates

I got this Apple Security Advisory alert email a few minutes ago and along with about 50,000 other security patches for the iPhone/Touch the following amused me very much:


“Passcode Lock

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-4228

Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through 2.1, iPhone OS for iPod touch 1.1 through 2.1

Impact: Emergency calls are not restricted to emergency numbers

Description: iPhone provides the ability to make an emergency call when locked. Currently, an emergency call may be placed to any number. A person with physical access to an iPhone may take advantage of this feature to place arbitrary calls which are charged to the iPhone owner. This update addresses the issue by restricting emergency calls to a limited set of phone numbers.”


So basically, what crApple are saying, is that if you haven’t got the update, anyone who nicks a locked iPhone can make calls to any number they want.

How amusing…

Saturday, 8 November 2008

The Demise of an Apple Keyboard

A couple of weeks ago, my wonderful Crapple keyboard decided to expire. Not all in one go however, it was the I key that went first, closely followed by the 7 & 8 keys.

It annoyed me…and this was the result…………


It was happily replaced by this………


A much better keyboard…… :-)

Friday, 7 November 2008

Windows Live Writer Beta

I’m writing this post, the first one in a long time from the new (ish) Windows Live Writer Beta.

Seems to be pretty good…give it a shot from:

You can also try the Windows Live Messenger 9 beta, which is fairly nice, little bit buggy but fairly good.


Bye for now…