Between 1985 and 2010 a magazine called Invention & Technology told the stories behind everyday inventions, ingenious solutions and historic achievements. The magazine was published quarterly (mostly).Continue reading Invention & Technology Returns
As we tick another year off the countdown clock it’s a good time to reflect. Let us ponder some of the struggles we still must endure in our modern, connected world of 2019.Continue reading They can put a man on the moon…
There was a time when that little padlock icon meant something.
Sadly, it would appear those days are now behind us. According to a recent article by security guru Brian Krebs, the number of phishing sites that appear to be “secure” is almost half! Continue reading Padlock = ?
Ever wondered what the weather did last night?
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.
There 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.
If you’re still using Facebook, chances are you have received a message from a friend via Facebook Messenger. And if you use Facebook Messenger, chances are you hate it. In 2015 it was documented as one of the most hated apps available.
Yet billions of users have it on their phones. Continue reading Hate Messenger? Lighten Up
Google offers one of the best word processors in the market with its Docs app. It is responsive, built in the cloud and comes packed with advanced collaboration features. But like most technology, it can also be infuriating, tricky to use and sometimes limited. Continue reading Top Tips for Google Docs
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
Who do you use?
I’m often asked who I recommend for web hosting, domain names, etc. Here’s the answer…
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.