I know I’ve said in the past that I would never start tweeting, but I broke down and signed up. After using it for a bit, I must admit that it’s a pretty good way to keep up with people and post short things that wouldn’t normally constitute a blog post.
Anyway, when trying to get twitter to work with my phone, I had the common problem of it not recognizing my username when I replied. The trick is to NOT reply to the message that twitter sent you asking for your username and instead send an entirely NEW message to 40404 with just your username as the message. Repeat this when replying with your password and “OK” to activate twitter on your phone.
Again: DO NOT reply to any of the messages that twitter sends you when setting up your phone to work with twitter. Instead send an entirely NEW message each time to 40404 with the requested information.
As an XMAS present this year my wife gave me a fleece with CFWheels embroidered on it! It was really cool of her
After many long months and some great dedication from all those involved, today CFWheels hit the 1.0 milestone.
Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da, Boom-de-ah-da
I own a garmin nuvi 780 which i use for geocachng mostly. one of the things that bothers me about it though is that you can’t add notes or comments to favorites. it would make geocaching a lot better since you could add hints as to where to find the cache. is there anyone out there that know how to add a comment or a description to a favorite on the garmin nuvi 780?
Ever since I started this blog I’ve received a ton of correspondence from people asking me to help them out with whatever problem they might have. However since I did a post containing the support information for MajicJack, a lot people are leaving comments to that post containing their personal information for me to get in touch with them.
Please everyone, I beg of you, DO NOT leave any personal information in comments on my blog or any blog for that matter. There are a lot of nutcases and scammers out there and I don’t want anyone inadvertently putting themselves in a dangerous situation.
I think the main reason people did this was I didn’t have any way on this blog for you to send me a personal message. Well starting today I learned (I’m always learning) that you can have a contact form through WordPress. With that I created a Contact Me page that you can use to get in touch with me for whatever reason.
Today’s quote comes directly from my brother:
Today I became a man… a manly man. Clogged the toilet using no toilet paper. Thats how big my shit was. Bow to me fucker.
Needless to say, he needs help.
Since my brother Charles keeps busting my balls and I’ve finally come to terms that I’m a lazy asshole – I present the return of everyone’s favorite Friday time waster…. BASH!!!!!!
Your little spot on the net for me to tell you that I love and miss you deeply. Rest in peace now.
Read my brother’s dedication to his little shadow.
If there’s one tool I have completely fell in love with it’s Dependency Walker (DW). DW is a tool that let’s you see what a file, in many cases DLLs, depends on in order to get them to run or register.
Case in point, just yesterday I was trying to get Office 2003 SP 3 installed on our intern’s computer. No matter what I did, I was getting the dreaded 1904: Cannot Register MSRCLR40.dll error and it was driving me insane. Now according to Microsoft and other sourcesI found on the net, this is a problem with not having the latest MDAC installed for XP (2.81 sp1), however I checked (by following Microsoft’s instructions) and I did have the latest MDAC installed. In any case, I reinstalled the latest MDAC, rebooted, tried the installation again and got the same thing. Dammit!
At this point, I knew that I could be downloading and installing different things all day, so I opted to run a repair on Microsoft Office and see what that did. Wouldn’t you know, I got the 1904 error during the repair, go fig. Now I’m screwed. I ran out of options the net handed me, so that’s when I decided to download DW and give this magical life saver a run.
As I mentioned above, DW is a stand alone tool that let’s you select a file and shows you which other files (or modules) the file needs in order to run or, in our case, register. It’s extremely easy to use and understand.
The first thing you need to do is download and unzip the latest version of DW. As of this writing it’s 2.2.
After you have it unzipped, open up the folder and double click the depends.exe file. Once DW loads up, all you need to do is click File -> Open and select the file that you DW to inspect (for this example I selected MSRCLR40.dll that was in c:\windows\system32 on my machine).
Is that cool or what? As you can see from the screen shot above, DW will show you all of the files that MSRCLR40.dll needs in order to work. Now if there are any files that are missing from your machine, they will show up in RED at the very top of the list (I have everything this file needs, so I don’t have any errors). Once you have your list of files that you need, all you need to do is to either download the files from the internet or copy them from another machine and copy them to the appropriate place. Then just hit View -> Refresh (or F5) and see if everything is OK. Don’t worry about any delay-load dependency module errors you might get since these module aren’t loaded until you actually try to run or register the file.
In the case of my intern’s computer, DW told me that the machine didn’t have MSJET40.dll, MSJINT40.dll and MSJTER40.dll. I managed to copy these from my work machine, however you can download them from Microsoft. After that I went to a command prompt and ran:
The file registered successfully and I finally got Office 2003 SP 3 installed!
Using a tool like DW from the get go can save you hours of searching the internet and trying different solutions until you find the magical one that fixes your problem. I find that in the world of tech support this tool is invaluble and hopefully you will too.