Inveterate dabbler in business, travel, gadgets & life

Les Gets dream world

Today, thanks to the Sleep Cycle iPhone app. I was eased out of my dreams  at 8am.

For the first time in a few days it was a gorgeous sunlit morning, so once Sally was fully equipped at Thierry’s Nevada Sports here in Les Gets we set of to explore the slopes and their fresh dusting of snow. Sally did well on her first outing of the new season looking the part with all her new kit. I felt a lot more confident on the board and so I was practising squatting down and then up at speed in anticipation of trying to do some jumps – scary thought 🙂

After our lunch in the apartment, conveniently in the centre of Les Gets, we ventured up Mont Chery. Unfortunately by the time we had reached the top the clouds had moved in, reducing the visibilty, so we had no alternative but to have a couple of Vin Chaud,s with Gary and Theresa at the La Grande Ourse mountain restaurant 🙂

Here’s an Everytrail of the day:-

Sally Skiing in Les Gets

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If I’m lucky I might get one of Sally’s Indian head massages before bed!

iPhone unlock problems

I recently had O2 unlock my iPhone prior to me transferring my number to T-mobile. I wanted to test T-Mobiles unlimited internet and texts for a tenner a month.

All went well until….
I’ve now discovered that putting the iPhone into flight mode  locks me out of the iPhone totally, insisting that it has to be connected to iTunes to be unlocked as the SIM card has been changed 🙁

To make it worse plugging it into iTunes  says the iPhone is ‘damaged’ and needs to be taken to an Apple store 🙁 🙁

I’ve now discovered a work around. To get access to the iPhone menu’s, Remove the SIM card. You can then access the General menu and take it out of Flight mode. Replace the SIM and unlock with iTunes if you have remembered to bring a laptop with iTunes on it.

Oh, and iTunes is total bloatware – installing it on my little Eee with its 4GB drive consumed 500MB of space. Windows XP pro by comparison fits in 3GB.

Another annoyance is, away from home,  I cannot do a full iPhone sync. As on any other computer I use it will lose all the music, contacts and applications if I sync.

Now if only I could order that Nexus…..

Dumb Google

With all the information that Google has about me you would think they would know better than this:-

Obviously they only take in the fact that my computer is sitting on a French network rather than my Google account which shows my address/bank details etc are in the UK. All stupid really when I could easily spoof the network address with a VPN.

So much for local intelligence.