Travel and Games

Me and my fiancé are eagerly counting down the days until we head to the UK/Europe for a five week vacation. It’s a very exciting time given neither of us have really done much in the way of travel and certainly nothing of substance abroad.  The trip started out with me being asked to be a groomsmen at a friends wedding, and has spawned out from there. During our time overseas we’ll be visiting Italy, Scotland, Belgium (to attend a close friends wedding), France and Netherlands. Some of the highlights will probably end up being visiting the Vatican, spending…

Formatting of Dates on the FIM Portal UI

At one client we’ve had some issues with the consistency of dates as displayed in the FIM Portal. On some systems we were getting the desired AU format of dd/mm/yyyy while on others we had a UTC yyyy-mm-dd format being used on user edit forms, request history and other places.     In our case both FIM portals in this case were running off the one FIM database (we use one for end user access, and another as a backend to balance a bit of the server request workload) so FIM Portal configuration was ruled…

Fix Orphaned ‘Other’ Music in iOS

In the past few months I’ve twice encountered an issue where my iPhone had a huge amount of storage allocated to ‘other’ files. You’d normally expect a few hundred megs to maybe a few gigs of storage to be allocated to these files as it’s what non multimedia/applications data gets labeled as in iTunes. It appeared though in my case that toggling Music Match had left my 70GB or so of music orphaned in the ‘other’ files dump as opposed to being listed under ‘music’. Freeing up this space so I could re-sync my music proved…

Long Time No See

It’s been almost two years now since I last posted here and in that time quite a lot has happened. Firstly, I’ve neglected the blog somewhat more or less because I didn’t have anything I felt a strong urge to post. The site lacks direction and I’m still a bit unsure what sort of content I want to put on here. Part of me is inclined to drop the personal posts and use it as a way to communicate more work related posts, but the jury is still out on whether thats something I want to do. In any event, I feel motivated to post something now, so lets see where this goes shall we?