Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Bluetooth/Thinkpad problems

This might be useful to someone one day ...

When I wanted to get ActiveSync working over Bluetooth, I found that the Bluetooth installation on my Thinkpad T43 (Windows XP SP2) was corrupt (a bit of googling indicated that installation of XP SP2 apparently corrupts the Thinkpad Bluetooth stack - marvellous). The symptoms of this were a) the My Bluetooth Places shortcut on the desktop led nowhere, b) the PC could neither pick up remotely nor report locally any Bluetooth services, c) various odd displays and error messages on 'Bluetooth Configuration', d) Bluetooth systray icon menu had none of the normal entries, e) needless to say, no Bluetooth ActiveSync. (Pairing and network connection worked, nothing else did.) Anyway I eventually found and installed the appropriate Lenovo software (see, all displays returned to normal, and ActiveSync worked fine.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

iPerimeter website now available now contains the first version of the iPerimeter website - graphics to be added when I have permission to use them.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Welcome to the iPerimeter blog


This is the new home of my blog, previously hosted at
I'll no longer be limited to vaguely IT related topics, as I obviously was on the IT Sanctuary, and I will be posting rather more often than of old.

I have now set up as an independent consultant - more about me, and what I aim to do, can be found here:
My website at will be ready soon.

The last six weeks have been somewhat busy, what with leaving Logicalis rather unexpectedly, setting up a new business and endeavouring to market myself, singing in a concert on Finnish Independence Day, plus assorted carol singing expeditions round Bath, and running the usual Logicalis IT Forum Christmas meeting at Cliveden.

Specific IT related projects for 2009:
  • Establish a successful, focused and well marketed iPerimeter business
  • Update my System i skills
  • Develop my skills and experience in the area of information security
  • Extend the reach of the Logicalis IT Forum, especially by recruiting new member organisations
Non IT related projects for 2009:
  • Help set up a website for the Ashton Singers of Winchester
  • Finish renovating my new house, and move into it
  • Attend a Saints home match that results in at least one point
Happy New Year