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Solved: Error CLR20r3, rim.desktop.exe

Error CLR20r3 rim.desktop.exe

It looks like the whole BlackBerry community is faced with the error “CLR20r3” when using BlackBerry Desktop Manager version 6.  The same happened to me.  I was using BB DM6 just fine when one day, BAM!!! the error appeared.  I have posted a screenshot of the error as above. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat as me — or rather as was I.

After reading forums, scouring blog posts, testing and experimenting on my own, here are 2 methods you can adopt to resolve your BlackBerry Desktop Manager hang (or stop responding) error:

  1. First – uninstall version 6 and install version 5.  This method have been described as the most sensible thing to do in order to stop your hair loss.
  2. And second – live with the problem and use the workaround below.  This is what I experimented and it worked fine for me.  To me, this is a temporary annoyance until RIM releases the next version/patch.
  • Plug in your Blackberry using the USB cable
  • Start BlackBerry Desktop Manager (if it does not start automatically)
  • Your BB DM should prompt the fatal error. Close the error windows and don’t bother to send the report to Microsoft (not that it helps).
  • Pull out your USB cable and count from 1 to 5 slowly.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale slowly
  • Plug in the USB cable again
  • Start your BB DM again
  • And voila! Your synchronisation starts and you can use your DM again.

Let me know if this works for you in the comments section below. 🙂

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DiGi Blind Spots

DiGi is always portraying that their cellular service is everywhere. Through DiGi’s TV advertisement of their “mascot” — DiGi Yellow Man — it gives a perception that their service is everywhere and reliable and speedy. Yes, you know what I’m talking about; it’s the cute/funny fat guy wearing a giant yellow condom.

After subscribing to DiGi, reality sinks in. The truth is, I’ve experienced a lot of blind spots wherever I go and it’s beginning to annoy me. I am missing out on calls, texts and most of all, Internet access. Why is it that when you need the service most that it becomes unavailable?

Where I’m seated right now, the DiGi Yellow Man is definitely not here…


How to Grow Mother in Law’s Tongue or Sansevieria

Mother in Law's Tongue or SansevieriaMother in-law’s tongue also known as the snake plant or the Sansevieria, is an excellent indoor ornamental plant for offices, homes and buildings.  This plant is also called the “bedroom plant” because it converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to oxygen (O2) at night.

Besides the precious conversion to oxygen, this plant is able to purify the chemical formaldehyde.  Examples of where this chemical exists are foam insulation, plywood, pressed-wood products, grocery bags, waxed paper, fire retardants, adhesive binders in floor coverings and cigarette smokes.

We will need 6-8 waist-height plants per person for air purification.

As far as I know there are 2 methods to grow the Mother in-law’s tongue:

  1. Re-potting – From an existing plant, lift the plant and look for shoot or offsets. Cut though the flesh that is attached to the parent plant and pot it.
  2. Cuttings –  From the stem, cut 4 inches across the grain and pot it.  Beware of the orientation to ensure that you pot it the right side up.  In about 4 weeks, you will have a mother in-law’s tongue plant.  If you see new offsets, you can re-pot those as well to propagate more plants.

In both instances of growing, ensure that the soil is moist and not soggy.  Water minimally once a week but before that, test to ensure that the soil is dry before watering. This is because the mother in-law’s tongue dislikes over-watering where the root will rot.

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