Fix for Visual Runtime Errors

If you’re a Windows user and use Adobe software there’s a good chance you’ve run into this funky error message announcing something called the Visual Runtime Library is missing or corrupt.

The program can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The fun part is you probably have several versions of these libraries and guessing which one is causing the trouble requires time and expertise. Most support sites simply suggest uninstall/reinstall of one or all of the Visual Runtime Libraries. Not rocket science– but still time-consuming.

They’re must be a better way!
There is. I found a legitimate solution on the site Major Geeks. They have a handy  Windows utility that will fix all versions from Vista to Windows 10. It removes all existing instances of the C++ runtimes and then reinstalls all the latest versions.

MajorGeeks Visual C++ Runtime Fixer Upper Thingy

 

IP Camera Fun

In the first installment I shared my initial experience with wireless security cameras and a network video recorder (NVR).

In a matter of weeks it became obvious the wireless camera idea wasn’t going to float. While installation was a breeze (so far I had not ventured into the attic!) the reliability of the signal was far from ideal. I’m sure if our house was less rambling or made of different materials this would not have been an issue… so your mileage may vary.

Eventually I resigned myself to stringing cable across creation. Continue reading IP Camera Fun

Happy Hosts

Who do you use?

I’m often asked who I recommend for web hosting, domain names, etc. Here’s the answer…

Domains
I register domains through Go Daddy. Despite pushy upsells and tacky advertising campaigns, they have been reliable over the years. Regardless of who hosts my site, all domains are centrally managed through one Go Daddy account. The only “add on” I recommend is the privacy option. There is so much spam and junk mail targeted at domain registrations it really is a worthwhile addition.

30%* off! The products you love at a price that loves you back!

Continue reading Happy Hosts

My IP Camera Lessons

Earlier this year I decided to string up some security cameras on the house. Like many projects, this one took on a life of its own.

I decided to share my experiences after playing around with several different cameras, network setups and software packages. Maybe you can glean some nuggets of wisdom? Or maybe you’ll just find comic relief in my haphazard abuse of the English language? Let’s find out…

Chapter 1: Wired or Wireless?


Axis Communications design cameras with industrial-strength features and provide free software that makes for a simple setup using a secure interface to view online.

Continue reading My IP Camera Lessons

More Net Neutrality Nonsense

So it appears the fox-guarding-the-henhouse approach to regulation continues.

For someone who claims to be working for the American people, Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the FCC would vote whether to roll back net neutrality rules on December 15, he made no mention of the inconvenient fact that his proposal had attracted…

via The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed — TechCrunch

Recycled Rockets

The first real step towards a world of Jonny Quest rocket planes traversing the globe.

SpaceX has succeeded in re-launching one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the first time ever, an undertaking that saw the first ever reflight of an entire orbital class rocket ever, by anyone. The achievement is a key ingredient in SpaceX’s long-term business plan for making rocket launches more affordable and accessible to corporate and…

via SpaceX successfully re-launches an orbital Falcon 9 rocket for the first time — TechCrunch