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iphone google contacts sync

It seems by adding the google as exchange server is broke and won’t bring in the contacts so here is the cardav instructions an this works!

To sync your Google contacts with your Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), we recommend using CardDAV, which is an Internet open standard. When you sync your Google contacts using CardDAV, you’ll be able to edit, add, and remove contacts from your device and keep them in sync everywhere you use them. 


Here’s how to sync your contacts to your device:


  1. Open the Settings application on your device.
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Select Add Account…
  4. Select Other
  5. Select Add CardDAV Account
  6. Fill out your account information in the following fields:
    • Server: Enter “”
    • User Name: Enter your full Google Account or Google Apps email address.
    • Password: Your Google Account or Google Apps password. (If you’ve enabled 2 Step verification, you’ll need to generate and enter an application specific password.)
    • Description: Enter a description of the account (e.g. Personal Contacts).
  7. Select Next at the top of your screen.
  8. Make sure that the “Contacts” option is turned to ON.


After you’ve completed setup, open the Contacts app on your device, and syncing will automatically begin.



vtiger note html tags

if your running a v-tiger crm and add notes inside the crm and then go to your iphone/ipad client and you get loads of html in your notes then you need paling text notes to fix this

get a terminal and get the root of the crm

nano this file

look for this line

$USE_RTE = ‘false’;

and change to this

$USE_RTE = ‘true’;

hey presto plain text notes!!


linux, life and music

hello hope your all good, no juicy gossip for you.

Ill be appearing live with rubber soul this saturday night 18th novermber

also ill be appearing live from 7.30pm at the jam at the tavern (scale hall)

and ill be live at the tavern scale hall monday night with open mic night from 8pm

im taking a break from my robert johnson obsession and ive been studying howlin wolf yesterday and today lead belly, im rolling into son house.. i need to spend more time on each of these guys but im hungry like a wolf!……

ive just been through the lyrics ive been writing over the past year and ive got sixteen unfinished songs organised together now and its quite a mix of bluesy, rock , beatley type big of goodies im going to start piecing the lyrics and putting the music over december while things are looking like its going to be quite with work.

i decided to stop using facebook and just to tweet its so much easier less complicated and less time consuming, i dont like what some people write on facebook and people dont like what i write, im very opinionated but i think its better to not have a voice on facebook really, i have a twitter your quite welcome to add me although it is closed and i dont really want to many local people on it as im using it to connect with my children and people and friends in spain and in the music business sorry if you try to add and i dont add you but you can find out about my gigs with the bands and stuff through facebook as i will still promote them on that. My twitter account is @waynepaulward  as i say please feel free to add me but dont be offended if i don’t add you i want to make life as easy as possible.

No news on the raspberry pi apart from im waiting for xbian version one still!

Im going to test steam on linux this weekend the public beta is available for ubuntu and other flavours of linux. ill keep you posted.

On a positive the jam on the sunday at the tavern is going amazing im really overwhelmed by the nice people who are turning out to support the band and really massive thanks to the guest artists, we do really appreciate you coming and making the sundays nights into a amazing night.

Sorry about any spelling mistakes but if you cant understand what it means and you want to correct the spelling please go somewhere else and do it because im not in the least interested in grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes lifes to short for something not so serious because its just random shit about whats happening in my life nothing spectacular just life.

keep tuned in im going to hit the sack and absorb some son house

oh here is the first verse of a track i wrote called  the dark

If the dark take me while I sleep
Tell dark leave no receipt
I wanna leave nothing, nothing
Cause them dogs
Had enough ov me
Yer them dogs had enough of me

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ikosoft (merlin) support

The ikosoft merlin software is great when its running, but one of my clients machines died so to add it back into the system we had to pay the yearly fee for support , they tapped in upgraded all the system to latest version to add the extra machine but since the update as per usual it doesn’t work right, I’ve been trying to call them for four days and no reply! left messages even posted on there Facebook wall. So good software but probably the lousiest support I’ve ever come across beware.


i tried by email and i got a reply i finally got them to fix the problems but its been hard, i dont agree with companies taking big money for support and then not supporting the company. Shame its not bad software.Screen Shot 2012 10 01 at 12 47 53Screen Shot 2012 10 01 at 12 48 05


longest computer I’ve ran is around ten years old and going strong!!!

Have to celebrate the amount of time this linux box has been running its died a few times but i refuse to let her go 

its a AMD3200+ in a old shuttle box – nvidia AGP 6800 built in NFORCE 3 chipset 

Runs dual screen accelerated and the latest version of ubuntu – 100% 

Its around ten years old and still operates great what a great investment – its never seen a virus or spyware 

Keep on running my little puppy 🙂

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