The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution

Bertrand Russell

Welcome to vBlog, a personal record of my techy tinkerings and particular ponderings.

I tend to focus on VMware virtualisation, and the interaction/automation of it using PowerCLI (VMware's PowerShell Snapin), but anything that I happen to stumble across that seems like it might be of use at a later date, may well get recorded here.

I also maintain vWiki, which was a predecessor to this blog. Wiki's are great for quickly recording snippets of info, but tend not to look that great; Blog's are better looking things, but seem to require more effort so that the posts/articles are accessible in their own right. As a result I tend to update both interchangeably as available time, and depth of thought, permit.

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18 May 2012



Unfortunately, TwLauncher has stoppedWhilst tinkering with my Samsung SG2 in a vain effort to get my calendars sync’ing properly via ActiveSync I some how managed to break the TouchWiz Launcher (I believe clearing the calendar application data cache was to blame – may have been a coincidence, but I doubt it).

This caused a Unfortunately, TwLauncher has stopped error to be displayed after a long pause with a blank screen when trying to do pretty much anything.  Turning my precious smartphone into an infuriating lump of screen and plastic.

There are various fixes to be found on the internet, with varying levels of severity, including…

  • Installing an alternative launcher from the app store (aka Google Marketplace, or Play Store, or whatever its called today)
  • Factory default reset

…none of which I fancied, thankfully there was a simpler solution for my issue. Continue reading →