Monday, 26 June 2017

Android mediaserver process killing battery life


If this happens to you, then do the following

  1. Force stop on Settings, Applications, All, Media Storage.
  2. Clear Cache and Clear Data, for the Media Storage application
  3. Unmount SD card
  4. Take out your sd card and put it in computer
  5. Find the LOST.DIR folder and delete it from the card
  6. Put the card back into the phone
  7. Reboot the phone
Got this from here...

Solution 1. Clear media storage data

The simplest solution is to clear media storage database and let it restart the process from scratch. Chances are this will fix most of the issues with Mediascanner/Mediaserver. Do the following, and it should help ease-out the pain:
Settings > applications > Media Storage > clear data, force stop and reboot.



Read more: http://geeknizer.com/fix-android-media-server-scanner-sdcard-cpu-battery-drain/#ixzz4lIDijXJ7



Friday, 2 June 2017

Visual Studio Work Item Images broken

The case of the missing image…

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Turns out this was due to my old windows credentials being cached on the tfs server credentials cache.

To fix this, I logged onto the tfs server directly via my admin account and updated the credentials there in the windows credentials manager.

Also ran fiddler in the background and cleared the winnet cache as well

Then it refresh a few times on the work item ticket back in visual studio, and hey presto they are all showing again.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Megaflow draining instructions

If your megaflow overflow (d2) pipe starts leaking water then this is what you do…

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Scanning Tesco receipts via Canon MG5751

  1. Use Canon IJ Scan Utility (start, scan, top result)
  2. Choose Document, with settings 300dpi and png, filename tesco
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  3. Scan each page individually
  4. Then use irfanview to combine the images into one tif file, (options, create multi page tiff, compression ccitt fax 4)
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  5. Upload that as single receipt option to shop and scan

Tuesday, 28 March 2017