Kenjun

August 21, 2008

Blackberry – How to free up device memory

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 10:06 am

More tips:

http://www.cio.com/article/338863

Insufficient space for application – Blackberry error message

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 9:58 am

Seems like everyone runs into this error message eventually. The pain is that the Blackberry seems to delete unsaved messages to recover space which is annoying.

To find out how much file free space you have do:
Options > Status
and look at the File Free number.
Anything under 12,000,000 bytes seems to be low!

The response to “Insufficient space for application” seems to be to:
– delete applications
– delete pictures
– clean up the browser cache

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101-how-free-memory-your-blackberry-smartphone

How To Reboot Your BlackBerry

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 9:51 am

Instead of pulling the battery, do a quick reset by pressing Alt + Caps + Del.

August 13, 2008

Excel Advanced Filter and the “extract range has a missing or illegal field name” message

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 7:43 pm

Finally managed to get to the bottom of this horrible Excel bug.

When trying to use the Excel Advanced Filter I would constantly get the “extract range has a missing or illegal field name” error message which meant very little until I found this post.

http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-290280.html

In a nutshell I fixed this by:
a) making sure there wasn’t a space between the data and the header row
b) putting the destination data in completely empty cells
Not sure exactly which part of a) and b) was responsible for the fix but after spending the best part of half an hour I wasn’t in the mood to spend more time debugging Microsoft software.

August 5, 2008

Convert Windows Outlook Mail to your Mac…

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 10:59 am

Haven’t tried this (haven’t needed to) but have heard good things about this piece of software, O2M:

http://www.littlemachines.com/

Backup Mac Address Book data and recover an old address book

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 10:58 am

The trick is to back up your
~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook
folder although a second trick is that Address Book keeps a backup of the previous file in the same folder in the
AddressBook.data.previous
data file.

http://www.hawkwings.net/2007/01/20/how-to-recover-missing-address-book-data/

Convert Outlook Contacts to Mac Address Book Contacts – Address Book Importer 2.0.7

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 10:43 am

Address Book Importer is a utility to import contacts into Apple’s Address Book application on Mac OS X. It works with CSV or tab-delimited files, and gives you complete control over how the import is done. In no time, your hundreds of contacts are stowed away in the Mac OS X central address book, where they can be used by any application. And if you need to perform an import on a periodic basis, your import mapping can be saved for future uses.

Compatible with Leopard.

http://homepage.mac.com/sroy/addressbookimporter/

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