Archive for July, 2012


Google calendar will not sync and wants to delete past events

Google calendar is a great tool for syncing your Outlook calendar events and appointments to your iphone automagically, over the air. You can configure the setup for one way sync, one way sync from google cal to Outlook 2010 or vice versa, or a 2 way syc so events added directly into the iphone are written to your Outlook calendar almost instantly.

Google knowledge base does not seem to have a solution for this type of sync issue (that is not an actual error code). In my experience out in the field everyday this is often and most likely related to corrupt cache data.

Close outlook. In Windows the directory is located in users/username/appdata/local/google/googlecalendatsync/data-files. Open data files and delete eveything in there. Restart your PC. Restart Outlook and test.


Will the internet come to an abrupt halt on July 9?

You have already read about the dormant virus which will block the internet for around 277,000 users on July 9. This is the estimate given for the number of computers still infected after hackers responsible for the stealth intrusions were arrested by the FBI. In a first for the FBI they brought in their own server to take over the malicious servers to which over 380,000 PC’s were pointing to in terms of DNS.

The temporary system set up by the FBI will be shutdown at midnight on July 9. We don’t know how many of the estimated remaining infected PC’s are located in Australia but you can quickly and easily check your threat status for this specific worm virus at CERT (the Australian Emergency Computer Response Team).