Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Los Angeles Parking Violation - Unable to Physically Attach

For a suburban dweller that rarely frequents the hectic urban areas of downtown Los Angeles, I was surprised to get a ticket in the mail "because the officer was unable to physically attach the citation to your vehicle at the time the citation was issued." I had wrongly assumed that as long as you're inside the vehicle, you're somehow immune from receiving a parking violation, no matter where you wait.

My mother and I had stopped behind a semi truck unloading, while I unloaded some audio equipment in front of the Biltmore hotel. I can't remember if we were physically in a white or red zone since we were in such a hurry. I had simply assumed that if we stopped only a couple minutes, there wouldn't had been an issue since we were standing next to the car.

Live and learn.

P.O. BOX 30420

P.O. BOX 30247

The enclosed parking citation has been issued to your vehicle. Because the traffic officer was unable to physically attach the citation to your vehicle at the time the citation was issued, this copy is being forwarded to you in accordance with California Vehicle Code section 40202(d). Please note these
important payment options and citation contesting instructions

ONLINE: www.lacity-parking.org (Mastercard or Visa)
PHONE: (866) 561-9742 (Mastercard or Visa)
MAIL: City of Los Angeles, PO Box 30968, Los Angeles, CA 90030-0968
Please make your check or money order payable to the City of Los Angeles. Write the citation number on the check/money order.
Must be in U.S. FUNDS.
IN-PERSON: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00 PM
312 W. 2nd Street, LA 90014
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 3337, LA 90010
9911 W. Pico Blvd., Ste. B-201, West LA 90035
6309 Van Nuys Blvd., Rm. 103, Van Nuys 91401

Citation must be contested within 21 calendar days of violation
or 14 calendar days from mailing of Notice of Delinquent Parking
Violation (CVC 40215). To contest your citation:

ONLINE: www.lacity-parking.org
PHONE: (866) 561-9742
TTY for Hearing Impaired only: (213) 623-704 6
MAIL: Parking Violations Bureau, PO Box 30247, Los Angeles, CA 90030

If you fail to contact the Parking Violations Bureau within the
specified time, you may forfeit your right to contest the
citation and incur additional penalties to the original parking

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

QuickBooks Pro 2013 OLSU-1022 Error Message Solution



I did a fresh install of QuickBooks Pro 2013 on a new machine and noticed I was getting an error message when I was trying to "Set Up Online Services".

An Error occurred while updating the branding files!

Please restart the Online Banking Setup Wizard to initiate the update process again.

Then I'll hit the "OK" button only to proceed to this error message:

An unexpected error occured. A critical file that contains the financial institution data is not in the correct format or missing.

Error message number: [OLSU-1022]

Press OK to have QuickBooks download this file for you. After the download, restart the Online Banking Setup Wizard.


The QuickBooks given solution didn't work for me. Then I remembered I had perfectly working files on other computers, so I just copied the files from the working computers to mine.

Download the four files I've shared here:

  • FIBlueprint.xml
  • PopularFIs.ini
  • index.ini
  • fidir.txt

Go to the following folder on your computer and move your downloaded files to that directory:

C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QuickBooks 2013\Components\OLB\branding\filist

Right click the four selected files in the designated folder in STEP 2 and select "Properties". Then make sure the "Read-Only" option is checked, and you should be good to go!

Many of my banking institutions don't have QuickBooks files (.QBO) to use Quick Connect with and only offer the Quicken files (.QFX). I'll cover how to convert QFX files to QBO files in a different post.