Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blackberry Help 1: Text file to MemoPad

Number 1 in this series of Blackberry How To**

How to get text files into your MemoPad when Sync doesn't work with Outlook 2010 and avoid having to retype...
  1. Turn Mass Storage Mode Support: On (Settings → Media Card)
  2. Connect your Blackberry via USB to your PC (Passwords etc)
  3. Copy the text files to your media card and disconnect when finished
  4. Open Media then Menu → Explore
  5. Select the text file - filename.txt
  6. Menu → Select Mode
  7. Menu → Select. Highlight the required text
  8. Menu → Copy
  9. Close Media
  10. Open MemoPad
  11. Menu → New
  12. Menu → Paste

Convoluted, but it works...

** More as a memory jogger for myself rather than for any greater noble purpose.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year

Today's Chinese New Year or the first day of the Spring Festival, end of winter! I'm sure many would dispute that. For us upside downers, it means the end of summer and beginning of autumn. Not much of a summer, I'm quite sure it's the end of the world.

Anyway, a happy and prosperous Dragon New Year to all. Year of the dragon, the blurb goes:

Lucky gemstone: Opal, sapphire and amber
Lucky colours: Gold and black
Most compatible signs for Dragons: Rat, Snake, Monkey and Rooster
Most incompatible signs for Dragons: Dog... too bad if you're 18, 30, 42 or 54 :(