Originally posted 12 January.
There is a particularly annoying pattern in my life’s days. When it comes to my “tech stuff”, life goes along as smoothly as if it were zooming down a newly paved road. Then, all of a sudden and without warning, WHAM, not only do I find I have hit a stretch of deeply corrugated unpaved road but all four wheels are parting from the axles.
And so my day began.
I decided to update my old iPhone. It kacked on me, of course, and froze on the start screen. To make a long story short, after ineffectual trials and errors, I am now going through the process of restoring it and then jailbraking it again, which should take some time. At the same time, my mothership computer and my laptop has overnight both developed a snag without my having done any updates. My car is making a new, and unwanted noise. A usb hub has died.
Commiserate with me, O Viator, unhappy wretch that I am, waiting for yet another shoe to drop.
Time for some…
Mystic Monk Coffee!
You can still get their Christmas Blend as their Coffee of the Month for a few more days, I think.
Don’t make your next and upcoming Really Bad Day even worse by running out of coffee!
UPDATE 13 Jan 21:13 GMT:
I have managed to fix my spare iPhone 3GS. I successfully restored it’s software, only to find that it had flashed my baseband modems firmware with a new version that has caused problems (involving GPS). Bottom line: the phone’s antenna didn’t work properly and the the phone stayed in search mode looking for a network until it gave up looking… even when there was no sim inserted! To fix it I removed my sim and reflashed the firmware with the iPad baseband. Badda bing. I got the message that there was NO SIM rather than the searching message. It now works properly with my UK and Italian sims.
I have also fixed the desktop and laptop snags.
The usb problem is still a problem and the car noise is still a noise.
Irritation by irritation.