Category Archives: Tech

A collection of tech-related posts and topics.

Tether: What an Awesome App

I recently was hooked up with a copy of Tether for BlackBerry by a buddy of mine. I will refrain from listing his name here so he doesn’t get inundated by people begging for a hook up. To my friend…thank you! I had no idea what I was missing!

Here’s the deal. I had heard about Tether many times before. I actually looked into purchasing it more than once, but I just couldn’t justify the price. Especially since I have a non-3G phone. There is little in life as painful as loading a full web page over a 2G connection. If you ever do have the chance to load a full web page over a 2G connection, jump off a f-ing cliff. It will be far less painful. Continue reading

Foursquare for BlackBerry Beta Gets an Update

Beta App in ProgressJust when I was ready to hit the rack, my friend Nan: BlackBerry Power User let me know about the newest version of the foursquare for BlackBerry Beta. So…thanks, Nan, for letting me know about the newest update; THANKS NAN, NOW I HAVE TO WRITE A NEW POST! Ha ha ha! I am starting to see double at this point — I am rather tired (thank God for spell check) — but if I didn’t post at least something, I would feel like I am letting my readers down. so, without further adieu, this is what I noticed on first glance. Continue reading

MS Access Error Message: “Could not use ‘Admin’: file already in use.”

ErrorI am the database administrator for a secured, multi-user, networked Microsoft Access database. Explaining the issues I have encountered while in my current job as applied to database administration would take more space than my hosting plan will allow! My biggest hurdle is that I am a network admin for my sector, but do not have full access to the server…only my sector. Inherently, the issue then becomes when the server admins change security settings or network drive locations without letting me know. The most common issue with drive permission and security is not access to the backend, but instead modified permissions. The resulting error message is almost always “Could not use ‘Admin’: file already in use.” Continue reading

The Top 5 Things I Hate When People do on Twitter

Screaming WomanNo one can be happy all the time, least of all someone like me. I can be doing something I thoroughly enjoy, yet still have something to be angry about. It is human nature…at least it is my nature. Anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy twitter. However, there a few things that people do that irritate me. Here are the top 5: Continue reading

QR Codes: The Way of the Future. Don’t get left Behind!

thekruser.com QR CodeThere is a new buzz in the air. Something not everyone knows about. It is coming to the US. It is the Quick Response (QR) Code. True, some people know about it, but most are still unaware of the impact this simple code is going to have. You have probably seen codes like this before without even realizing it. Want to know what all the hype is about? Want to be ahead of the competition in the tech race? Read this article, or you will be sorry you didn’t! Continue reading

Get Started Blogging: Some Tips for Beginners

Blogging KeyboardYou don’t have to be a journalist to be a blogger. As any blogger will tell you, blogging has its ups and downs. Some days you’ve got it, some days you don’t. The good thing about it is: it is yours. No one can tell you that what you write is wrong; however, many will disagree with your post(s) from time to time. a negative comment every now and then is to be expected. That is a good thing. Discussion is what a blog is all about. Getting started is the biggest hurdle. Once you start, it becomes an addiction. The more you write, the more you will want to write. Here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading

Multiple Site Admin Permission Solution in WordPress MU…Kind Of

Now what do I do?Admission: I am a tech-freak. My idea of Christmas presents this year? WEB SITES FOR EVERYONE! Now, I made this decision and just started purchasing domain names. As an afterthought (I know…great time to think about it), it occurred to me that I am the only web-minded person in the family. Great! Now everyone has a website that they are going to want help maintaining. Great planning, kruser! Then it hit me (again…my timing is impeccable), I have WordPress MU! Problem solved. But wait, there’s more. One of the sites was for my niece, a rather web-centric person as well. I wanted her to have full reign of her own domain instead of being bound to my themes and plugins. I figured making her an Administrator of her domain would solve this issue. NOPE! Well, damn…back to square one!
NOTE: If you are not well versed, or at least adventuresome with your hosting service and database management, just skip this article! Continue reading

A Guide to SocialScope Shortcuts

SocialScopeSocialScope is a new application for BlackBerry that allows users to simultaneously post to Twitter and Facebook. They are also working on Flickr and FourSquare integration. Unfortunately, they are still in private alpha. You can get on the waiting list by signing up at socialscope.net. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have been sent an invitation to SocialScope have discovered just how hard it is to live without it.
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