Duplicate Calendar Items on “Desktop” and “Device Default” Blackberry Calendar

May 5, 2010 3 comments

Sometimes my Blackberry will end up with two calendars and my calendar items will sometimes be duplicated even though I’m using BES.

To fix this, I went into my Calendar, went into Options, then typed “MOVE”. This moves all appointments to the base system calendar.
After a battery pull (hard reset), the duplicate calendar disappears because it is now empty.

If the calendar items don’t look quite right after the battery pull, resync your calendar items:
– Select Options from the Calendar
– Type rset
– Select YES to reload when prompted

WordPress Upgrade Stopped at Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-.zip

March 17, 2010 Leave a comment

The latest update to WordPress wasn’t working for me. It kept getting stuck at the Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-.zip step.

After some digging around, I found out the solution was simple.

Edit your wp-config.php and add the following line:
define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);

I could immediately upgrade after that fix.

Categories: Wordpress

This version of BerryBuzz has not been optimized for your BlackBerry Tour 9630

February 12, 2010 Leave a comment

If you don’t use BerryBuzz,

Alerts, Your Way!
BerryBuzz extends your default Blackberry alert system. BerryBuzz allows you to customze the LED color for many alert types, it keeps the LED flashing for longer than the default 15 minutes and it will repeat alerts until acknowledged so you will never miss an alert again.

This is one of the first apps I bought for my Blackberry. When I went to install it, the download page had two options:

Download BerryBuzz 2.1.35 (OS 4.2.1 and higher)
Download BerryBuzz 2.1.35 (OS 4.7 and higher)

Naturally, I downloaded and installed the version for OS 4.7, and the got the message “This version of BerryBuzz has not been optimized for your BlackBerry Tour 9630”.

If you didn’t browse the forums, you might not have noticed that the version for OS 4.7 is only for the Storm. After installed the version for OS 4.2.1 on my Tour running, it worked

How to install a hybrid Blackberry OS

February 12, 2010 4 comments

As one who likes to tinker with technology, I got tired of waiting for an official Verizon approved 5.0 release for my Blackberry Tour 9630. Instead, I loaded up a 5.0 release from another carrier. You can find these releases all over the inter webs, but you can go here if you need some help.

As it turns out, I encountered a bug in I loved 5.0 so much I didn’t want to go back, so I decided I’d try a hybrid OS.

A hybrid OS the result of combining the “best” parts of OS leaks into an “ultimate” OS. When an OS for your device gets leaked, sometimes they have problems (like my SMS bug) but other parts of it might be rock solid. Hybrid OS makers might take the radio component of one OS, the SMS part of another, and the browser of yet another, and combine them into what is known as a hybrid OS. The guys over at BBHybrids.net have a ton more information if you’d like to know more.

Here was my experience.

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Categories: Blackberry

“You don’t have permission to modify files in this network location” error on Windows 7 x64

November 5, 2009 5 comments

I noticed a reproducible error on both my work and personal Windows 7 x64 machines.

If you create a new document or file and try to save it to a library location, you are prompted with the error below:

You don't have permission to modify files in this network location

You don't have permission to modify files in this network location


The problem appears to be caused by Eset NOD32 AntiVirus software. The fix is simple.

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Categories: AntiVirus, Windows 7

Cannot Open .eml Files with Outlook 2007

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

I was annoyed to find that trying to open an .eml file with Outlook 2007 wasn’t working.

The solution was just to run a command that used the .eml file as a parameter:
Start > Run, type:

“%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE” /eml “<path to .eml file>”

or in my case (x64), use %PROGRAMFILES(X86)% instead

See KB956693 for more information.

Categories: Outlook 2007