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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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