With a little side of applesauce...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blackberry 8820 - ASCII Importer Email Address Field Mapping

Imagine this bit of undocumented "mess"...

The email address field is mapped to "Email Address 1", "Email Address 2", not "Internet Address1", "Internet Address2", as the field mapping dialogue shows. (Anyone know where this is documented?)

Thanks to FoneJunkie's post here:
http://forums.cingular.com/cng/board/message?board.id=rim&thread.id=18777

Blackberry sync - need to restart computer every time

For some reason I am having to restart my computer every time I sync my contacts via the ASCII converter... I have tried to:

1. change the file contents
2. rename the file
3. disconnect and reconnect the Blackberry
4. restart the Blackberry Desktop Manager
5. pull out the battery, (which fixed my "call failed" issues)

What's up with that? :P

Blackberry Desktop Crashes...

on Vista, when trying you choose to synchronize Microsoft Outlook Express, (Vista has Windows Mail)... Where is the bug in this? (Blackberry Desktop Manager version 4.2.2.12)

Palm - column headings for csv export of contacts

http://www.asktheadmin.com/2007/06/synching-palm-desktop-contacts-with.html

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

MRXVT - not finding X window libraries

For some reason my mrxvt (on cygwin) was dying with the same errors as discussed here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com/msg16087.html



configure:4692: result: no

configure:4707: error: Mrxvt requires the X Window System libraries and headers.


The fix is to indeed run bootstrap.sh ; ./configure --disable-debug.

Fix extrapolated from:
http://lists.jerryweb.org/pipermail/mkezx/2006-November/000207.html

This occurred with both 0.4.2 and 0.5.1.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Vista - disable UAC

Tired of being prompted for authorization to run a program or process on Vista? Disable User Account Control, or UAC.

Start and type "msconfig" in the search box. When msconfig starts, click the Tools tab and scroll down and highlight "Disable UAC", then click the "Launch" button. If the window that opens says that it ran the script successfully, you can restart Vista, and feel the freedom of life without UAC. :)

Vista - cool config tool

I found msconfig:

Start and type in "msconfig" into the Search tool. It helps modify boot options, services and apps startup, plus some cool tools for getting system information, internet protocol configuration, and disabling UAC.